posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:50 AM
Let me just say that this is very weird and interesting and while it's interesting it's also kind of sick if these types of weapons are really being
used or have been used. Some of them I doubt have ever been used but still. Some of the ideas are wicked.
Ok here we go..... I hope I'm doing this right
Strong aphrodisiacs to cause "homosexual behavior"
"Gay bomb" is an informal name for a theoretical non-lethal chemical weapon, which a United States Air Force research laboratory speculated about
producing. In 1994 the Wright Laboratory in Ohio produced a three-page proposal of a variety of possible nonlethal chemical weapons, which was later
obtained—complete with marginal jottings and typos—by the Sunshine Project through a Freedom of Information Act request. In one sentence of the
document it was suggested that a strong aphrodisiac could be dropped on enemy troops, ideally one which would also cause "homosexual behavior". The
aphrodisiac weapon was described as "distasteful but completely non-lethal". In its "New Discoveries Needed" section, the document implicitly
acknowledges that no such chemicals are actually known.
Incendiary bombs attached to bats
Bat bombs were tiny incendiary bombs attached to bats, that were developed by the United States during World War II with the hope of attacking
mainland Japan. Four biological factors gave promise to this plan. First, bats occur in large numbers (four caves in Texas are each occupied by
several million bats). Second, bats can carry more than their own weight in flight (females carry their young — sometimes twins). Third, bats
hibernate, and while dormant they do not require food or complicated maintenance. Fourth, bats fly in darkness, then find secretive places (such as
flammable buildings) to hide during daylight.
A bad odor weapon to humiliate the enemy
Who Me? was a top secret sulfurous stench weapon developed by the American Office of Strategic Services during World War II to be used by the
French Resistance against German officers. Who Me? smelled strongly of fecal matter, and was issued in pocket atomizers intended to be unobtrusively
sprayed on a German officer, humiliating him and, by extension, demoralizing the occupying German forces.
Hungry dogs with explosives
Anti-tank dogs, also known as dog bombs or dog mines, were hungry dogs with explosives harnessed to their backs and trained to seek food under
tanks and armoured vehicles. By doing so, a detonator (usually a small wooden lever) would go off, triggering the explosives and damaging or
destroying the military vehicle. The dogs were employed by the Soviet Union during World War II for use against German tanks. The dogs were kept
without food for a few days, then trained to find food under a tank. The dogs quickly learned that once released from their pens, food could be found
under tracked vehicles. Once trained, the dogs were fitted with an explosive charge and set loose into a field of oncoming German tanks and other
tracked vehicles. When the dog went underneath the tank—where there was less armour—the charge would detonate and damage the enemy vehicle.
According to Soviet sources, the anti-tank dogs were successful at disabling a reported three hundred German tanks. They were enough of a problem to
the Nazi advance that the Germans were compelled to take measures against them. An armoured vehicle's top-mounted machine gun proved ineffective due
to the relatively small size of the dogs and the fact that they were low to the ground, fast, and hard to spot. Orders were dispatched that commanded
every German soldier to shoot any dogs on sight. Eventually the Germans began using tank-mounted flame-throwers to ward off the dogs. They were much
more successful at dissuading the attacks, but some dogs would not stop.
Incendiary hydrogen balloons
Fire balloons or balloon bombs where hydrogen balloons with a load varying from a 12 kg (26 lb) incendiary to one 15 kg (33 lb) antipersonnel bomb
and four 5 kg (11 lb) incendiaries attached. They were launched by Japan during World War II, designed to wreak havoc on Canadian and American cities,
forests, and farmlands. Launch sites were located on the east coast of the main Japanese island of Honshu. From the late 1944 until early 1945, the
Japanese launched over 9,000 of these fire balloons, of which 300 were found or observed in the U.S. Some guesswork gives the total number that made
the trip at about 1,000. Despite the high hopes of their designers, the balloons were relatively ineffective as weapons, causing only six deaths and a
small amount of damage, and they survive in memory mostly as an ingenious and dangerous curiosity. The bombs caused little damage, but their potential
for destruction and fires was large. The bombs also had a potential psychological effect on the American people. The U.S. strategy was not to let
Japan know of the balloon bombs' effectiveness. Cooperating with the desires of the government, the press did not publish any balloon bomb incidents.
As a result, the Japanese only learned of one bomb reaching Wyoming, landing and failing to explode, so they stopped the launches after less than six
Rat carcasses filled with plastic explosives
Exploding rats were a weapon developed by the British army in World War II for use against Germany. Rat carcasses were filled with plastic
explosives, with the idea that when the rats were shovelled along with coal into boilers, they would explode, causing significant damage. However, the
first shipment of carcasses was intercepted by the Germans, and the plan was dropped. The Germans exhibited the rats at top military schools, and
conducted searches for further exploding rats.
To seek and destroy submarines using kamikaze methods
The U.S. Navy openly trains dolphins and sea lions under the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program, which is based in San Diego, California. Military
dolphins were used by the U.S. Navy during the First and Second Gulf War. About 75 dolphins are in the Navy's marine mammal program.
A pigeon-guided missile
The control system involved a lens at the front of the missile projecting an image of the target to a screen inside, while a pigeon trained (by
operant conditioning) to recognize the target pecked at it. As long as the pecks remained in the center of the screen, the missile would fly straight,
but pecks off-center would cause the screen to tilt, which would then, via a connection to the missile's flight controls, cause the missile to change
course. Three pigeons were to control the bomb's direction by majority rule.
To sink German ships
During World War I, cats were used in the trenches as an attempt to keep the rat population down and some cats were used as poison gas
Ok ATS I'm sorry it is so long but trust me.. I'm pretty sure you have something to say about these weapons so let's hear it.
edit on 19-4-2011 by denytheignorance because: (no reason given)