History Main / WeaponizedAnimal

22nd Nov '17 7:11:03 PM nombretomado
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* During the CrimeanWar, the Russians trained pigeons to associate a person with a red coat with food. Then they tied a grenade to it and released it during a battle...

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* During the CrimeanWar, UsefulNotes/TheCrimeanWar, the Russians trained pigeons to associate a person with a red coat with food. Then they tied a grenade to it and released it during a battle...
18th Nov '17 12:27:01 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', there are the [[http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Mumakil Oliphaunts]], fantasy equivalents of colossal, six-tusked elephants used as beasts of war by the warriors of Harad to aid Sauron's conquests. Most depictions have them with giant bamboo and canvas towers strapped to their backs filled with archers and spearmen, red banners, war paint, and sharp bamboo spikes strapped to their tusks to impale enemies.

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* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', there are the [[http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Mumakil Oliphaunts]], Oliphaunts,]] fantasy equivalents of colossal, six-tusked elephants used as beasts of war by the warriors of Harad to aid Sauron's conquests. Most depictions have them with giant bamboo and canvas towers strapped to their backs filled with archers and spearmen, red banners, war paint, and sharp bamboo spikes strapped to their tusks to impale enemies.


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* In ''[[Literature/{{Silverwing}} Sunwing]]'' bombs are strapped to bats in an attempt to weaponize them. This is based on a real life plan described below.
23rd Jul '17 3:48:56 PM nombretomado
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* Another WW2 US military example: Pigeons are relatively well known in behavioral psychology circles for being easily programmable. That is to say, if you teach them to peck at a colored light to get food, and they will obsessively peck at that light hundreds of times a minute until they get it. This was exploited by teaching them to recognize aerial photos of ''German and Japanese warships'' and peck at them. The pigeons were then [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Pigeon loaded into the nose-cones of bombs and missiles]] behind a glass screen. Their pecking would tilt the screen in the direction of the ship and steer the bomb. The test-runs worked a charm, but the military flat-out refused to use such a bizarre weapon, and the inventor went on to develop it as a way of spotting life-rafts from planes after the war (this being the days before thermal imaging).

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* Another WW2 [=WW2=] US military example: Pigeons are relatively well known in behavioral psychology circles for being easily programmable. That is to say, if you teach them to peck at a colored light to get food, and they will obsessively peck at that light hundreds of times a minute until they get it. This was exploited by teaching them to recognize aerial photos of ''German and Japanese warships'' and peck at them. The pigeons were then [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Pigeon loaded into the nose-cones of bombs and missiles]] behind a glass screen. Their pecking would tilt the screen in the direction of the ship and steer the bomb. The test-runs worked a charm, but the military flat-out refused to use such a bizarre weapon, and the inventor went on to develop it as a way of spotting life-rafts from planes after the war (this being the days before thermal imaging).



* [[http://www.onthewaymodels.com/reviews/TAS/graphics/TAS_TM011%20(1).jpg This]] German concept, which may not have been wholly serious... seen somewhere in Greece during WW2.

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* [[http://www.onthewaymodels.com/reviews/TAS/graphics/TAS_TM011%20(1).jpg This]] German concept, which may not have been wholly serious... seen somewhere in Greece during WW2.[=WW2=].
23rd Jul '17 11:30:52 AM fredhot16
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you should see the Schnauwitzer]]

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you should see the Schnauwitzer]]
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14th Jul '17 10:40:46 AM xcountryguy
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' features the new Pokémon Genesect, which is a Bug/Steel type. With a ''[[FrickinLaserBeams laser cannon]] on its back''. It's species is listed as the 'Paleozoic Pokémon', and there is only one because it was [[spoiler: brought back to life by Team Plasma, who modified the laser]]. It was also stated that it was regarded as the fiercest hunter 300 million years ago. Now imagine if [[OhCrap this was a native species in the present timezone]].

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' features the new Pokémon Genesect, which is a Bug/Steel type. With a ''[[FrickinLaserBeams laser cannon]] on its back''. It's species is listed as the 'Paleozoic Pokémon', and there is only one because it was [[spoiler: brought [[spoiler:brought back to life by Team Plasma, who modified the laser]]. It was also stated that it was regarded as the fiercest hunter 300 million years ago. Now imagine if [[OhCrap this was a native species in the present timezone]].
9th Jul '17 10:16:59 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''ComicBook/BruteForce'': The good guys were a [[HeroicDolphin dolphin]], {{bears|AreBadNews}}, [[KangaroosRepresentAustralia kangaroo]], eagle, and lion. The villains were a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys gorilla]], {{rhino|Rampage}}, vulture, [[ThreateningShark shark]], and [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods octopus]]. All of them had their own weapons and PoweredArmor.

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* ''ComicBook/BruteForce'': The good guys were a [[HeroicDolphin dolphin]], {{bears|AreBadNews}}, [[KangaroosRepresentAustralia kangaroo]], eagle, and lion. The villains were a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys [[KillerGorilla gorilla]], {{rhino|Rampage}}, vulture, [[ThreateningShark shark]], and [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods octopus]]. All of them had their own weapons and PoweredArmor.
30th Jun '17 3:17:31 AM AgProv
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* [[https://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A9mSs3DCI1ZZ45EAS79LBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTE0dDBrbjV2BGNvbG8DaXIyBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjMxMzZfMQRzZWMDcGl2cw--?p=German+artillery+piece+mounted+on+a+donkey&fr2=piv-web&fr=mcafee#id=4&iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onthewaymodels.com%2Freviews%2FTAS%2Fgraphics%2FTAS_TM011%2520(1).jpg&action=click This]] German concept, which may not have been wholly serious... seen somewhere in Greece during WW2.

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* [[https://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A9mSs3DCI1ZZ45EAS79LBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTE0dDBrbjV2BGNvbG8DaXIyBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjMxMzZfMQRzZWMDcGl2cw--?p=German+artillery+piece+mounted+on+a+donkey&fr2=piv-web&fr=mcafee#id=4&iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.[[http://www.onthewaymodels.com%2Freviews%2FTAS%2Fgraphics%2FTAS_TM011%2520(1).jpg&action=click com/reviews/TAS/graphics/TAS_TM011%20(1).jpg This]] German concept, which may not have been wholly serious... seen somewhere in Greece during WW2.
30th Jun '17 3:16:37 AM AgProv
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* {{ This]] German concept, which may not have been wholly serious... seen somewhere in Greece during WW2.

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* {{ [[https://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A9mSs3DCI1ZZ45EAS79LBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTE0dDBrbjV2BGNvbG8DaXIyBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjMxMzZfMQRzZWMDcGl2cw--?p=German+artillery+piece+mounted+on+a+donkey&fr2=piv-web&fr=mcafee#id=4&iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onthewaymodels.com%2Freviews%2FTAS%2Fgraphics%2FTAS_TM011%2520(1).jpg&action=click This]] German concept, which may not have been wholly serious... seen somewhere in Greece during WW2.
30th Jun '17 3:15:52 AM AgProv
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* {{ This]] German concept, which may not have been wholly serious... seen somewhere in Greece during WW2.
17th Jun '17 9:35:43 PM nombretomado
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See also WeaponizedCar. {{Wikipedia}} has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Military_animals category for this.]] For animals used as weapons, see BaaBomb, GrievousHarmWithABody, ShamuFu, and AbnormalAmmo. For weapons they ''already'' have without outside interference see NaturalWeapon. Not related to WeaponizedOffspring.

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See also WeaponizedCar. {{Wikipedia}} Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Military_animals category for this.]] For animals used as weapons, see BaaBomb, GrievousHarmWithABody, ShamuFu, and AbnormalAmmo. For weapons they ''already'' have without outside interference see NaturalWeapon. Not related to WeaponizedOffspring.
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