DailyDirt: Flying Weapons

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If there's a way to make a weapon more mobile, the military has probably tried it. Bat bombs were created during World War II, but after spending a couple million dollars on development, the project was cancelled. Here are just a few more modern examples of flying weapons that are currently under development. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.
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Filed Under: airborne laser, airplanes, blimps, fire scout helicopters, missiles, unmanned drones, weapons
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    Wally (profile), 9 May 2012 @ 12:40am

    Holy Bat Bomb!!!! The government chose nukes instead :-)

    I remember watching a special on The History Channel about different weapons in WWII. The bat bomb was filled with honeycomb trays that telescoped out at a predetermined altitude to wake the bats and let them fly away. They implanted a timing device and an incindiary bomb inside the bats.

    Now as most everyone knows, bats love flying into rafters and whatnot. When they ran the test on a mockup on a Japanese suburban neighborhood, the bats flew straight into the houses which burnt to a crisp. Even some of the houses on base caught on fire.

    The test was so successful that if the Atom Bomb had not been in testing stages, our loveable bat bomb would have been used.

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