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What "cool" military technologies do you know?
« on: 03/11/2010 18:16:06 »
From around the world, what are some cool military technologies your country has?
Personally my favorite is a little thing called the corner shot. :)


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« Reply #1 on: 03/11/2010 22:08:42 »
The wheel is one of my favourites and I understand that the military may use it. This information may, however, be classified and I haven't had occasion to check on it.

"Personally my favorite is a little thing called the corner shot. :)"
So, the military play a lot of pool? I guess that makes sense.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 04/11/2010 09:27:12 »
Bow and arrow, except we're a tad short on arrows right now....... Oh bugger, now the string's broken. Still, at least that has sorted out the arrow shortage, we don't need them now!

C'mon Dobbin, time to hitch you up to the charriot.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 04/11/2010 09:53:32 »
"Personally my favorite is a little thing called the corner shot. :)"
So, the military play a lot of pool? I guess that makes sense.

Well they've certainly snookered themselves on occasion, recently.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 04/11/2010 10:00:46 »
Bow and arrow, except we're a tad short on arrows right now....... Oh bugger, now the string's broken. Still, at least that has sorted out the arrow shortage, we don't need them now!

C'mon Dobbin, time to hitch you up to the charriot.

We have to share our chariot with France though.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 04/11/2010 10:11:41 »
We have to share our chariot with France though.

Which could prove a tad awkward, since we drive on different sides of the road. Do chariots come with dual controls?

Actually, this brings me to the latest British invention. An aircraft.

"Nothing new there", you might say, but this one has (Shhhhh don't tell everyone, or they'll want one).......... No aircraft!  Hehehehe, crafty eh! That 'll have the enemy rolling around in fits of laughter and while they do, we'll charge up to them on our heavily armed tricycles and let 'em have it with both barrels.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 04/11/2010 16:31:53 »
Bow and arrow, except we're a tad short on arrows right now....... Oh bugger, now the string's broken. Still, at least that has sorted out the arrow shortage, we don't need them now!

C'mon Dobbin, time to hitch you up to the charriot.

We have to share our chariot with France though.

You got to look on the bright side. At least it's not It

Woops! I don't think I should be saying that.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 05/11/2010 03:45:42 »
Bow and arrow, except we're a tad short on arrows right now....... Oh bugger, now the string's broken. Still, at least that has sorted out the arrow shortage, we don't need them now!

C'mon Dobbin, time to hitch you up to the charriot.

We have to share our chariot with France though.

You got to look on the bright side. At least it's not It

Woops! I don't think I should be saying that.

Corner shot with a moment of torque rotating recoil?
 

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« Reply #8 on: 08/11/2010 17:38:43 »
http://www.army-technology.com/contractor_images/corner_shot/CornerShot-3.jpg
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http://hackedgadgets.com/wp-content/_Corner-Shot-4.jpg

http://www.geekologie.com/2007/12/21/corner-gun.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_66kvjRS4Ojg/SU1V19noAgI/AAAAAAAAADI/UK3h7o7FI4k/s400/cornershot-silencer.jpg



We use the corner shot in the United States military. though not a frequent tool it is still effective.
i dont know all the highlights and details but have seen it used and it works perfectly.

its basically a pistol or a m16 or even a type of shotgun mounted on a holder that can be rotated around a corner to engage an enemy safely behind a wall.
there is a camera attached to the barrel of the weapon and a screen on the but end of the weapon as to aim and take shot at potential enemies.

i have posted a few pictures to give a better idea of what this technology is.
its very usefull in building raids in afghanistan today.
it was once just an idea but has now come to the modern day battlefield
 

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« Reply #9 on: 08/11/2010 22:01:52 »
Ah yes! The rifle with a 90° crank in the barrel for shooting round corners. I should have patented that one.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 09/11/2010 10:35:01 »
Ah yes! The rifle with a 90° crank in the barrel for shooting round corners. I should have patented that one.

I think you might have shot yourself in the foot with that design Geez! ;D


I always though that the Lockheed Blackbird was pretty 'cool' (as well as hot!) as a kid (but because of it's technical feats not it militaristic uses).
 

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« Reply #11 on: 09/11/2010 10:51:48 »
Going back the odd few 10's of years, I suppose Radar had to be the great invention. Without it Britain would not have been able to defeat the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain.

Since then the only thing Britain has come up with of any note, which I can think of, is the Harrier Jump Jet.

In view of the current financial situation, perhaps we should reinvent the sling shot!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 10/11/2010 16:15:45 »
radar could possibly have been one of the best military technologies. but recently there have been many counters to it. maybe we should start improving radar tech.?
 

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« Reply #13 on: 11/11/2010 05:58:37 »
You should probably include the gas turbine (AKA the jet engine which was invented in the UK and Germany) and GPS.

It's interesting that both of these technologies have had a profound effect on nonmilitary products.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 11/11/2010 12:44:02 »
If you want to talk about 'cool' military advances I'd suggest 'good diplomacy' is pretty cool ;D
 

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« Reply #15 on: 11/11/2010 18:16:09 »
the flamethrower, although very inhumane probably turned the tides of many battles
 

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« Reply #16 on: 11/11/2010 18:23:45 »
the flamethrower, although very inhumane probably turned the tides of many battles

Not usually the war though - at least if Vietnam is anything to go by!
 

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« Reply #17 on: 11/11/2010 18:27:48 »
no i dont think it turned war, just battles.
terrible way to die. terrible
 

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