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    Anyone remember playing the Secret Weapons expansion for Battlefield 1942? (It was my favorite. Alas, few others liked it.)

    Here's a page full of odd weapons from that era:

    http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2009...d-war-two.html
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    Landkreuze Ratte beats anything hands down. That and a war Zeppelin is all I need...
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      Very interesting pics, thanks for posting :)

      I also liked Secret Weapons exp pack the most.

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        Interesting stuff.

        Was I the only one to have problems the webpage itself though? It kept trying to redirect me to another page.
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          That wind cannon does not look very effective.
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            An odd weapon that actually worked http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouncing_bomb
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              Yup, that was actually used by us Canadians. It was released from the Lancaster. And it skipped on the water to eventually hit and take out a dam. I was like DANNNG! lol Learned this last year.

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                That is a pretty huge tank. -_-

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                • #9
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                  Wow looks nice :) very interesting to see something like that
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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by That site...
                    And very early in the war, German bombers operating at night used fixed radio transmitters, with receivers installed in the bombers, to very effectively navigate to their target areas. This system was the forerunner of GPS that we are familiar with today and for the first couple of years of the conflict at least, Allied air forces had no comparable system.
                    Auuhh... sensationalism FTW? That's VAR, which was the precursor to VOR, which was the precursor to TACAN. Not GPS.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by PCLiPSE View Post
                      Yup, that was actually used by us Canadians. It was released from the Lancaster. And it skipped on the water to eventually hit and take out a dam. I was like DANNNG! lol Learned this last year.
                      Well the bouncing bomb concept was nothing new - it was extremely hard and dangerous to do, as it was possible for the bomb to hit the aircraft that dropped it, but it was called 'skip bombing'. The bouncing bomb made it easier to do.

                      The reason they were needed to 'skip' was because in the water leading up to a dam, they would fill with nets and obstructions to stop just such an assault.

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                        Japanese death rays.
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                          Originally posted by Fruvous View Post
                          Japanese death rays.
                          The japanese knew that an Atom bomb was possible, but less likely to work than a death ray. So they switched their R&D team to work on the Death Ray. Bit ironic eh.
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                          • #14
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                            Gotta love fireing a 7000 pound shell 30 miles! I can only imagine what that would sound like and the shockwave it made.
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