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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.
11th Jun '17 3:21:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Zoofights}}'' has it right in the title.

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* ''{{Zoofights}}'' ''Literature/{{Zoofights}}'' has it right in the title.
14th May '17 4:00:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''TransformersWarForCybertron'': the slugs encountered in the Autobots campaign have turrets mounted on them for Optimus and co. to use.

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* ''TransformersWarForCybertron'': ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'': the slugs encountered in the Autobots campaign have turrets mounted on them for Optimus and co. to use.
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