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#1 JCFalkenbergIII

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 06:24 AM

You gotta love the High Tech German Military LOL. ;)

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 06:44 AM

Not WWII but still funny :).

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 06:46 AM

That's bad faith and you know it. Look closely and you'll see some sophisticated metal fittings on the side of the boxes, and the doors themselves seem to be lockpick proof. The birds follow a very rational diet, with vitamins and steroids added. The PHD (Pigeon Homing Devices) are embedded in conformal pods under the belly. These pigeons also underwent specialised training in dropping gravity projectiles on human targets.

Here's a picture of a pigeon training ground belonging to the Regio Esercito.
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Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:09 AM

Posted ImageThe bulk of the German Army—the dough feet of the normal infantry divisions—moved on shank's mare. The rifle companies' transport consisted of three-horse wagons, on which the troops loaded their packs, as did this outfit on campaign in Russia in the summer of 1941.



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Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:27 AM

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German Radhfahrtruppes (Bicycle-Infantry) converge on Arnhem
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Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:26 AM

I'd love to see the faces of those "germans r cool" people when they see this thread!
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Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:30 PM

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:37 PM

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 09:32 PM

I'd love to see the faces of those "germans r cool" people when they see this thread!


LOL Perhaps some others would like to add to this?
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Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:11 PM

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:16 PM

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:24 PM

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 01:22 PM

I'd love to see the faces of those "germans r cool" people when they see this thread!


This doesn't make them any less cool IMO.
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Posted 25 May 2008 - 01:35 PM

Um...Za...I don't think the pigeons needed much training.

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 02:48 PM

This doesn't make them any less cool IMO.

Well, IMUWO*, any non-fully mechanied army is way uncool, man.
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Posted 25 May 2008 - 04:36 PM

Um...Za...I don't think the pigeons needed much training.


They did, they underwent training to stick their tongues into their cheeks :cool:

Well, IMUWO*, any non-fully mechanied army is way uncool,


What about Napoleon's Imperial Guard? Not a single motor vehicle in sight...

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 04:54 PM

Alright, smarty-pants.


Well, IMUWO, any non-fully mechanised psot-1918 is way uncool.

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 10:28 PM

the point to this thread being? how about a thread about the american use of the arapaho language to incrypt their messages?

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 11:20 PM

the point to this thread being? how about a thread about the american use of the arapaho language to incrypt their messages?


One of the points is that despite what some posters think the German military was NOT the high tech force throughout the war. That the Germans had to use low tech equiptment like the horse and pigeons from the biginning of the war to the very end. Of course you didn't get that LOL.:rolleyes: . The same could be said of the Soviets and the Japanese.
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 12:06 AM

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U-Boat Star Globe used principally to reduce the time on the surface to determine their position.

Museum of WWII -Virtual Tour- The German Military
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:10 AM

"For example, production of aviation gasoline had been reduced by 95 percent, which created yet another oil paradox. Without fuel, the fighters could not fly to protect the oil facilities, which meant more destroyed refineries and therefore less fuel. Rather than waste fuel taxiing, aircraft were towed to runways by teams of cows and horses.
Speer saw the inevitable end when he encountered a column of 150 trucks of the German 10th Army, each of which had four oxen hitched to it. Even many of the vaunted V-1 and V-2 rockets had to be hauled to their launching sites by horse-drawn wagons"

http://www.mikeanton...bloodforoil.htm
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:30 AM

So start your thread, Mac.

That Globe is cool, JC. Where did you come across it?
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#23 JCFalkenbergIII

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:37 AM

I found it while doing some Virtual tours online :).

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:45 AM

in fairness to arapaho (or was it navajo?) it never got cracked. the enigma did.

the russian invisible bridge?

coconut milk used by marines as blood expanders?

or how 'bout the japanese bicycle in malaya?

the 30-'06 that gave off a hell of a lot of smoke, obscuring the shooter's vision after 10 rounds?

there are advantages and disadvantages to joining a war LATE, aren't there? hehe...

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:19 AM

A very interesting read is the book "The Crash of Ruin: American Combat Soldiers in Europe" by Peter Schrijvers. On page 89 it describes what German equipment US forces found . Bicycles,horse tack ,wagons,horse drawn artillery,ect. it even mentions trenches for horses at Normandy

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