Greatest War Invention




 
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March 9th, 2004  
Popeye
 
 

Topic: Greatest War Invention


Anything from black powder to nukes! Post yours.
March 9th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
That depends how you define great.

Great as in powerful and almighty, you can't really argue with the tank when you got bad boys like the Arbrams . But then again I guess the greatest weapon of all would be the nuclear bomb, giving man the capacity to end the world as we know it within hours.

If you mean great as in serving a moral and virtuous purpose, the helicopter for quick extractions of the wounded within the golden hour takes the cake.

If you mean great as in all totally sick and cool, this ones really up in the air. So many things, I can't choose one. Flamethrower, .50 cal, fighter jet, aircraft carrier, nuclear submarine, I could go on forever.

March 9th, 2004  
dragon_master_gunner
 
the All-Volunteer Army, hands down. When you have an army of soldiers that WANT to be there, you have a more professional army that takes (IMHO) more pride in what they do and how they serve. All the Nuclear submarines and fighter jets and tanks would be inconsequetial without highly motivated, well trained and fully capable crews manning them.

Just my two cents.
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March 9th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Actually, I think it may even go beyond that, to the concept of "dulce et decorum est pro patria mori." ("it is a sweet and honorable thing to die for your country")
Getting naturally selfish humans to give their lives for the good of their country rather than their own gain/personal defense is quite a concept if you think about it. Not of course that I believe that any death is "dulce," death and sweetness kind of cancel each other out in my book.
March 9th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Gun Powder. Being able to hit your enemy when he cant hit you is the escense of modern war

Keep in mind where not talking conceptual ideas like leadership and will, this is straight fighting material.
March 9th, 2004  
I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S
 
the tank, big bertha, dirty bombes, etc.
March 9th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuyontheRight
Keep in mind where not talking conceptual ideas like leadership and will, this is straight fighting material.
Says who?
March 9th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redneck
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuyontheRight
Keep in mind where not talking conceptual ideas like leadership and will, this is steight fighting material.
Says who?
I do...
March 9th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Guess I'll have to figure out what "steight" fighting material is then....
March 10th, 2004  
TheSunsetSniper
 
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