1. MrKap

    Phaeton (hypothetical planet)

    I've been mulling this "historical" scientific theory around for some time now. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaeton_(hypothetical_planet) I suspect it may still be valid. even though it's original promoters, have been discredited. Has anyone taken this idea seriously? It seems to be...
  2. J

    Italian Forces in WW2 Day-By-Day Record of Events

    If all you are just reading are the Allied Official Histories then, yes, one could get the impression that the Italians were a bunch of cowards. Contrary to popular myth, the Italian soldiers did not simply surrender when attacked during Operation Compass. Italian artillery gunners where...
  3. ez123

    Effect of shells exploding near a ship

    In WW2 documentaries, it seems that most of the damage from a shell comes from its explosives as opposed to its kinetic energy? The shock of an explosion probably dissipates slower in water than in air? So why not target the water nearby a ship and fuse the shells to explode when they enter the...
  4. B

    The practicality of exploding shells

    I would assume you couldn't fire an exploding shell from a cannon because you would need to have a lit fuse and container of gunpowder. Probably too much danger the shell would explode when the cannon was fired or before. So they had grenadiers like in the song who would throw a ball filled with...
  5. Patito de Hule

    Exploding the Alamo Myth

    Amazon.com: EXODUS FROM THE ALAMO: The Anatomy of the Last Stand Myth (9781612000763): Phillip Tucker: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tPXXmuEkL.@@AMEPARAM@@51tPXXmuEkL A little light reading. For those not familiar with it ( :sick: ), the Alamo (meaning "cottonwood"...
  6. Shadow Dragon

    Man prevents gas station from exploding

    Here's some amazing footage from Turkey, where a man drives a gas tanker, that's on fire, away from a gas station to prevent a massive explosion. Burning Tanker VIDEO: Hero drives flaming truck from gas station - The Feed - CBS News