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Title: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: tony6789 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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Title: Re: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: Bored chemist 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.
Title: Re: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: Don_1 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. (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fplanetsmilies.net%2Fanimal-smiley-4960.gif&hash=9f164560c938899d8ee030c6f7b3798a)
Title: Re: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: peppercorn 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.
Title: Re: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: graham.d 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. (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fplanetsmilies.net%2Fanimal-smiley-4960.gif&hash=9f164560c938899d8ee030c6f7b3798a)

We have to share our chariot with France though.
Title: Re: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: Don_1 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.
Title: Re: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: Geezer 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. (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fplanetsmilies.net%2Fanimal-smiley-4960.gif&hash=9f164560c938899d8ee030c6f7b3798a)

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.
Title: Re: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: maffsolo 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. (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fplanetsmilies.net%2Fanimal-smiley-4960.gif&hash=9f164560c938899d8ee030c6f7b3798a)

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?
Title: Re: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: tony6789 on 08/11/2010 17:38:43
http://www.army-technology.com/contractor_images/corner_shot/CornerShot-3.jpg
picture

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
Title: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: Geezer 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.
Title: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: peppercorn 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).
Title: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: Don_1 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!
Title: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: tony6789 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.?
Title: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: Geezer 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.
Title: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: peppercorn 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]
Title: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: tony6789 on 11/11/2010 18:16:09
the flamethrower, although very inhumane probably turned the tides of many battles
Title: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: peppercorn 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!
Title: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: tony6789 on 11/11/2010 18:27:48
no i dont think it turned war, just battles.
terrible way to die. terrible
Title: Re: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: Monox D. I-Fly on 18/10/2018 07:29:57
Does the military ration which can fill your stomach for a whole day also count?
Title: Re: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: alancalverd on 18/10/2018 08:51:03
The most effective weapons in recent years have been sharp sticks, with which the Vietcong drove the French and Americans out of Vietnam; a combination of small knives and psychology, with which Al Quaeda reduced the population of the western world to quaking fear and impotence; and blatant lies, which led to the invasion of Iraq, 250,000 civilian deaths,  and huge profits for Halliburton (military rations) and Bechtel (oil), as intended.

Interestingly, the "corner shot"  that began this thread had a precursor in a German rifle with a radiused bend, intended for close defence of a tank. It used a shortened bullet and could of course only fire to the right, so defence to the left required the user to hold it upside down.  IIRC the Germans surrendered shortly after its introduction.

It is arguable that the oscar for overall "best weapon in current use" is the AK47 assault rifle and bottle opener - a 1947 classic, still in mass production. Certainly the weapon of choice for just about everyone including US schoolchildren and nutcases, and almost as politically effective in Africa as the machete.
Title: Re: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: evan_au on 18/10/2018 10:45:55
The rocket.
- Developed by the Chinese as a weapon
- Commemorated in the US national anthem ("the rocket's red glare")
- Improved in the early 1900s with improved fuels and nozzles
- Significantly advanced by Germany in WW2
- Now has some more productive uses for launching communications satellites, weather satellites and space probes
Title: Re: What "cool" military technologies do you know?
Post by: Bored chemist on 18/10/2018 20:43:45
For fairly loose definitions of "military" and "cool"
https://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2018/10/16/robot-dog-spot-dancing.cnn-business