What war-time innovation has gifted the world...




 
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July 18th, 2009  
bulldogg
 
 

Topic: What war-time innovation has gifted the world...


List the item and the war during which it was developed... I'll start.

RADAR, WWII
July 18th, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
The jet engine. WW2
July 18th, 2009  
bulldogg
 
 
Paramedics, Vietnam (US)
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July 18th, 2009  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
Paramedics, Vietnam (US)
I believe the 1st paramedics would be those that jumped with the 82nd & 101st in WW2.
July 18th, 2009  
bulldogg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by George
I believe the 1st paramedics would be those that jumped with the 82nd & 101st in WW2.
They did not have paramedics, no one was trained in field surgery. That's the difference between a paramedic and other first responders. That innovation came during Vietnam. Source, the US Department of the Army film, Combat Medicine in Vietnam.
July 18th, 2009  
bulldogg
 
 
Submarines; US Civil War
July 18th, 2009  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
Submarines; US Civil War
Bushnell's Turtle, Revolutionary War. Paramedic: maybe definition changed, a doctor here in the early 60s told me he was a paramedic & jumped on D-Day.
July 19th, 2009  
Padre
 
 
If it wasn't for warfare we wouldn't have the wonderful recreation that is called ballooning.

Probably the first example of balloons being used in warfare date to 2-3rd Century China (Kongming Lantern) and invented by Zhuge Liang.

They got a good look in in the US Civil War and the Russo-Japanese War (1904-5), especially the Battle of Liaoyang.

July 19th, 2009  
LeEnfield
 
 
Steam Turbines
July 19th, 2009  
George
 
With the 40th Anniversary of the Moon landing, guided rocket technology in WWII.
 


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