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X1thebeast29X #21 Posted 14 September 2015 - 03:22 AM

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PG munitions. As in pigeon guided bombs lol

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View PostX1thebeast29X, on 14 September 2015 - 03:22 AM, said:

PG munitions. As in pigeon guided bombs lol

 

Is that like the russian dog bombs???


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View PostWidowMaker1711, on 14 September 2015 - 04:10 AM, said:

 

Is that like the russian dog bombs???

 

Well, the dog bombs worked. And unlike the Soviets who were in a position of extremity, the Americans chose of their own free will to investigate the applications of pigeon guided missiles. 

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AngryThirdBean #24 Posted 14 September 2015 - 10:31 AM

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I would say radios. Yeah all the ideas and inventions/innovations that came out of world war 2 are great. But those ideas wouldn't have spread nearly as fast and far without radios. (I'm talking about the jump from wired communications to wireless. Can't have a cable run from North America to Europe!)


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View PostMatthew J35U5, on 14 September 2015 - 04:28 AM, said:

 

Well, the dog bombs worked. And unlike the Soviets who were in a position of extremity, the Americans chose of their own free will to investigate the applications of pigeon guided missiles. 

 

Didn't the soviets try dog bombs after the battle of Stalingrad? (To be quite honest I'm not sure, I'll have to look into it) And I know I've seen somewhere that yes the dog bombs worked... In testing. But when they got to the battlefield they would often get scared and run back to where they were sent from, and blow up the soviets. You know on that thought I suppose they worked.

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Matthew J35U5 #26 Posted 14 September 2015 - 10:38 AM

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View PostThird2ndplayer2, on 14 September 2015 - 05:34 AM, said:

 

Didn't the soviets try dog bombs after the battle of Stalingrad? (To be quite honest I'm not sure, I'll have to look into it) And I know I've seen somewhere that yes the dog bombs worked... In testing. But when they got to the battlefield they would often get scared and run back to where they were sent from, and blow up the soviets. You know on that thought I suppose they worked.

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View PostThird2ndplayer2, on 14 September 2015 - 05:31 AM, said:

I would say radios. Yeah all the ideas and inventions/innovations that came out of world war 2 are great. But those ideas wouldn't have spread nearly as fast and far without radios. (I'm talking about the jump from wired communications to wireless. Can't have a cable run from North America to Europe!)

You're kidding right?

https://en.m.wikiped...telegraph_cable

But we've already established you have nothing of value to add to this conversation. 


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View PostMatthew J35U5, on 14 September 2015 - 10:28 AM, said:

 

Well, the dog bombs worked. And unlike the Soviets who were in a position of extremity, the Americans chose of their own free will to investigate the applications of pigeon guided missiles. 

 

They worked eventually. Fair play to the russians for persisting after the initial foul up in training though.


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AngryThirdBean #28 Posted 14 September 2015 - 04:49 PM

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View PostMatthew J35U5, on 14 September 2015 - 04:38 AM, said:

I remember now why neg-reps were a good thing. 

You're kidding right?

https://en.m.wikiped...telegraph_cable

But we've already established you have nothing of value to add to this conversation. 

I fail to see how exactly my first post wasn't on topic, because it was. I know about the transatlantic cable. I passed high school history. However if you would actually read my comment you would see my statement of the jump from wired to wireless communications. Yes it was already in development, however the reason wireless radio became so popular was WW2. You can deny it all you'd like, it doesn't make it any less of a fact.

 

My statement does have some value to this topic if you believe it or not. Either way I don't care, it seems to me all you add to conversations are negative views.


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Wernher von Braun and the insane amount of money Germany poured into his rocket program.

 

 

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     They are not exactly innovations but the 4 fuel pipelines laid across the channel and the mullberries were innovative applications of known technology for the logistical success of the D-Day invasion. 

 

    Hobart's Funnies are great examples of applied innovative use of tanks.

 

It would have been interesting to see the results if the western allies had ever used the Canal Defense Light.

 


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Matthew J35U5 #31 Posted 14 September 2015 - 06:10 PM

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View PostThird2ndplayer2, on 14 September 2015 - 11:49 AM, said:

I fail to see how exactly my first post wasn't on topic, because it was. I know about the transatlantic cable. I passed high school history. However if you would actually read my comment you would see my statement of the jump from wired to wireless communications. Yes it was already in development, however the reason wireless radio became so popular was WW2. You can deny it all you'd like, it doesn't make it any less of a fact.

 

My statement does have some value to this topic if you believe it or not. Either way I don't care, it seems to me all you add to conversations are negative views.

So you knew that cables can be laid from North America to Europe, but claimed that they couldn't... because of what exactly?

I'm glad that any negativity I may add to the forums doesn't come from characterizing more dead Russians as a good thing. 


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AngryThirdBean #32 Posted 14 September 2015 - 07:34 PM

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Well I'm just going to put this out there. There is such a thing as sarcasm. I out that sentence in there as a bit of humor. And the dead soviets statement, people die in war. It's a fact that cannot be avoided. I don't say it is a good thing, but from my perspective and the way I look at it, it isn't a terrible thing either. But that's just a part of my darker sense of humor.

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Matthew J35U5 #33 Posted 14 September 2015 - 08:54 PM

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View PostThird2ndplayer2, on 14 September 2015 - 02:34 PM, said:

I mean, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with more dead Russians, why would anyone have a problem with that?

 

I can think of several other examples similar to this in principle that I won't post because only superfluous dead Russians are funny, extra dead Germans, Britons, Americans, etc. aren't. 


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View PostMatthew J35U5, on 14 September 2015 - 02:54 PM, said:

 

I can think of several other examples similar to this in principle that I won't post because only superfluous dead Russians are funny, extra dead Germans, Britons, Americans, etc. aren't. 

Well the "quote" you posted was never said. No matter what, you are taking what was typed as a joke offensively. To which I say sorry you took it that way. But then again you have proven that you take things way to seriously. No more derailing the thread, let's just agree to disagree.


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View PostThird2ndplayer2, on 14 September 2015 - 07:36 PM, said:

Well the "quote" you posted was never said. No matter what, you are taking what was typed as a joke offensively. To which I say sorry you took it that way. But then again you have proven that you take things way to seriously. No more derailing the thread, let's just agree to disagree.

 

just curious, but how does one not take a "joke" about the killing of a specific group of people as being offensive? Would it have been appropriate to make the same joke about jews? Or americans? Or germans? 

 



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WWII revolutionized warfare beyond belief. America taking it to a whole new level thanks to their uranium depleted shells which is the only shell capable of penetrating an Abrams head on and even then it struggles at times. 

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View PostXInfamous W0lfx, on 17 September 2015 - 05:53 AM, said:

WWII revolutionized warfare beyond belief. America taking it to a whole new level thanks to their uranium depleted shells which is the only shell capable of penetrating an Abrams head on and even then it struggles at times. 

 

Depleted uranium shells aren't exactly a whole new level of warfare. The basic principle is the same as when we used tungsten carbide as the cores for APCR rounds. 

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I've been reading recently about the beginnings of night vision use during WW2.  It was more infrared illumination with a spot light and a powered scope than what we think of as true night vision.

 

Panther tanks used Night attacks: equipped with FG1250/1251 infrared illuminators on eastern front late in the war.

Also with special versions of the Sd.Kfz. 251 with long-range infrared illuminators, and completed by assault troops using Vampir-modified Sturmgewehr guns.

 

The U.S. had the M1 and M3 night scope for rifles.  It was used on Okinawa effectively and later in the Korean War.

 

The assault rifle Sturmgewehr 44 was quite a step forward for its time.  It also is another example off the German's not recognizing its significance thus deploying it sooner.


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