Pick your poison!

January 25, 2012

If course, it’s better. But one has to to consider the chances, also.

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Roadster tank?

January 13, 2012

In 1896, this invention conceived by Mr. Pennington was called the latest implement of war in a December issue of Scientific American Supplement: One can readily imagine what would be the effect if say fifty or a hundred of these engines of war were taken and charged into a large body of troops, or run [...]

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Peculiar gun

January 12, 2012

This peculiar gun was named Scurimobile, after its inventor, Alessandro Scuri of Belgium. The scurimobile is a gun with two barrels which can be aimed at different objects, the angle between the barrels being adjustable. The adjustment is effected by moving a ring located on the under side of the gun.

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Curious and impractical siege weapons

December 25, 2011

Apparently only one soldier can conveniently and expeditiously climb the walls using these curiously looking siege devices. Considerable balance is required in both cases just to make it to shore.

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