Greatest War Invention - Page 3




 
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March 11th, 2004  
Gunner13
 
 
Dude, he's a whole flake factory

As far as communications go, I'd have to say that tactical email is a minus, not a plus (I've even had people email me from across the room, because they were too involved in what they were doing, rather than talk to me)(and I brused my teeth that morning and everything!!!)

Telegraph, RTT or voice communications are far better inventions
March 12th, 2004  
Jamoni
 
I thought we were discussing technology that was useful in general, but that had originated with the military. For that matter, weren't computers and miniature electronics given a big boost by the space program? (Either that or the alien technology we stole from the UFO's shot down over Area 51. Either way, props to the air force.)
March 13th, 2004  
D_Plus_One
 
Mass production methods for penicillin were developed specifically for the military. Also the Haber process for fixing Nitrogen out of the air - needed to make gunpowder, and the ONLY reason WWI lasted as long as it did. See, y'all need us science geeks too!
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March 13th, 2004  
Jamoni
 
Yeah, let's not forget pretty much ALL of western medicine.
Let's see, encryption technology, roads, STEEL, Jet planes, GPS, Satellites, the EXPANDO-VAN!, nuclear power, LSD (okay, CIA did that one, but close enough), submarines! I could do this for days.
March 14th, 2004  
Guardsman_Ca
 
 
I have to dis agree with you FutureRANGER
I believe the greatest invention was MRE's
March 15th, 2004  
Idiotbox
 
Ide say the sharp pointy thing is the greatest, still used today in the form of the bayonet, and the weapon from wich all other weapons derived from.
March 15th, 2004  
BunYap
 
I would say the modern computer followed by antibodtics
March 15th, 2004  
I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S
 
Nuclear Weapons
March 21st, 2004  
Steel On Target
 
 
I'd say the mobile field cannon has been the most important to land forces...it is the greatest killer in virtually every war over the hundred years. Not even armor dares move without arty support.

For all branches inclusive, it must be the airplane...rather a flying artillery delivery system if you think about it.
March 21st, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
I still say its the power to kill your opponent with out dying yourself. Cause u can't do diddlysquat if your dead.