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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2023 7:40 p.m. PST

"It might have been the greatest lost weapon of World War II. Major-General JFC Fuller, the man credited with developing modern armored warfare in the 1920s, called failure to use it "the greatest blunder of the whole war." He even suggested that British and American tank divisions could have overrun Germany before the Russians -- if it had been deployed, that is.

I've been looking at a new range of strobing weapons, which use flickering lights to subdue criminals and insurgents. But it turns out that the disorienting power of such lights was discovered decades before…."


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Fitzovich Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2023 12:41 a.m. PST

Interesting, thanks for posting.

laretenue18 Jul 2023 9:37 a.m. PST

Well, I never. That is, I never understood that the Grant CDL was intended to blind the enemy by means of a strobe effect. I thought it was just an armoured searchlight

I recall some of Lukashenko's thuggish Belarusian border guards using similar means when trying to push migrants over the Polish border and into the EU some years back. The news footage alone was disconcertingly violent in its effect.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2023 2:31 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami…


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