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Old March 10th, 2014, 03:30 PM   #1

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German artillery manuals show how cats could be used as weapons.
Why Do 16th-Century Manuscripts Show Cats With Flaming Backpacks?
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Old March 10th, 2014, 03:46 PM   #2
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Dolphins in mil ops perhaps?

http://www.public.navy.mil/spawar/Pa...s/default.aspx
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Old March 10th, 2014, 04:51 PM   #4

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Rocket cats, lol. All in the name of original tactics


How about the Bat-Bomb!?
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Old March 10th, 2014, 04:57 PM   #5

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There's also one Mr. Cochrane's kamikaze ship
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Old March 10th, 2014, 11:43 PM   #6

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During WW II on both sides they studied the most exotic ways to attack the enemy.

The bat bomb was among my favor ones [and they researched a lot about this "living weapon" realizing that its efficiency was limited by the little weight a bat was able to carry].

In particular Americans thought to use bats to carry little fire bombs over Tokyo. The Japanese capital was made, in large part, by wooden houses, so many little incendiary bombs would have caused a real fire storm [at least in the mind of the US military researchers imagining this].

What about anti-tank dogs?

This solution was used by the Soviets [they called those animals also "mine dogs"]. They trained the dogs to look for food under the tanks and in battle they put explosive on their back ...

Rat bomb
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The idea to use rat with bombs was British.

Missile pigeon.

This sounds really odd, but the American financed researches about this until 1944, thinking that a pigeon was able to reach the target [thanks to its innate capability to orientate].

What about excrement odor?

But, a part animals, the most silly "weapon" [part of psychological warfare] had studied by Americans and French.

They were thinking to a spray to sprinkle a "feces perfume" towards the German officers. The expected result was that these officers had to stink, undermining their position with the troops [who probably would have thought that the officer had a bowel movement ,because of fear, or that they were farting ...]

P.S. it seems that this had never been used because it required to get too close to the German units.
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The point I think is that there may have been cats at this time, we would need to check of course, but were there really rockets at this time or jet engines?
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The point I think is that there may have been cats at this time, we would need to check of course, but were there really rockets at this time or jet engines?
Rockets existed [in China they knew them since 3rd century BCE, but in war they used them from XI century of this era].

In Europe they were more a curiosity, it was round XVII - XVIII that armies begun to think a possible military usage of them.
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Thanks, I didn't realise that. I just assumed that rockets were a 20th Century invention.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 03:35 AM   #10

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