Were bagpipes ever used as a weapon in war?
No. Napoleon said he would not trust Marshal MacDonald within the sound of them. I suggest the above is incorrect and that bagpipes have been used as a (Psychological) weapon of war ! There is also a much repeated myth that they were banned as weapons of war in the aftermath of Culloden. This myth originates from misquoting the judge in the trial of the only identified piper to be executed, James Reid a Jacobite captured at Carlisle. The judge said any person who joined with others "though they did not bear arms, were yet guilty of high treason" but more famously "no regiment ever marched without musical instruments such as trumpets drums and the like....a highland regiment never marched without a piper...and therefore his bagpipe in the eyes of the law was an instrument of war" So he was convicted and executed for treason not for being a piper at York along with 20 other Jacobite's, the rest tried at the same time were transported. The act of Proscription which was enacted after Culloden in 1747 banned the wearing of tartan and the carrying of arms or warlike weapons within the Highlands. The myth changes the quote from "instrument" to "weapon" so it can be included as banned under the act. There is however plenty of evidence of famous pipers, pipe makers and piping schools in existence in the immediate period after the act came into being and continuing for many decades after the act and the battle. The act was repealed in 1782. The other related myth is that the bagpipes are the only musical instrument to be classified by the courts or legislation as a weapon. As you can see they weren't and even if you change the claim to be more accurate as an instrument of war you would have to include "trumpets drums and the like" by the same analogy.
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World War 1 Weapons . Here are answers from FAQ Farmers:. Mustard gas was the most notable weapon employed by the Germans. From what I've read, it had quite a horrific effect on those unfortunate enough to inhale it. When inhaled it immediately caused the lungs to liquefy. Death came quickly but… painfully, so I gather. Chemical warfare was first introduced in WW1. Also Chlorine gas was another gas used by the Germans. . Aircrafts made their first appearance as weapons in WWI. Germany used Zeppelins (a type of aircraft), submarines (U-Boats), and tanks. Mustard gas along with other chemicals were used (this is the first appearance of chemical warfare). . Soldiers wore masks to protect them from a horrible new weapon called poison gas. It caused blinding and death by choking. One type of gas is mustard gas. That would kill you if you breathed it in. You would eventually choke up your liver and die instantly. The machine gun was another new weapon for World War 1. The submarine was an effective warship, known as a U-boat. It was a self-propelled underwater missile. If they didnt have gas masks they would pee in a rag and put that up to their face, for somehow something in the pee eradicates the poisin chemical when inhailed. . Rifles, artillery, machine guns, aircraft ships, submarines, poison gas, tanks, armored cars, grenades and mortars were all used during World War 1. . The Americans used the shotgun during the war, which they used to great effect at clearing the enemy trenches of German soldiers. This provoked a horrified reaction from the German government, as wounds from shotgun hits were difficult to treat. As I'm sure you know, the shots spread out and hit the victim in many different places, which would lead to a long and painful death. The Germans called on the use of shotguns in warfare to be banned. . Both sides of the trenches decided on not using mustard gas because masses of soldiers were getting wiped out, and if they threw it and the wind blew the other way, they would affect their own men. . Army: Mustard Gas, Artillery, Rifles, Mines and other sorts of guns. Navy: Battleships, Dreadnoughts, Mines, Destroyers, Cruisers, Minesweepers, U-boats or submarines (Called depending on which side you're on). Air Force: Triplanes and Biplanes. (The Germans also used Zeppelins) . Defensive technology was better than offensive which is why the stalemate situation started and the war was no longer an active war and was now a tactic war. Machine Guns - They fired about 450-600 bullets per minute. I don't know exactly, but it would wipe out any soldiers or cavalry that attempted to cross no man's land. Trenches - Both sides built trenches which barely moved during the war. Over the war, trenches were adapted and became very good. The German's trenches were especially good and provided them with a great defense against shells. (the battle of the Somme- Haig used millions of shells but the Germans survived through staying in their trenches. Barbed wire - The wire was extremely thick and took a long time to cut through. It was said that sunlight could not be seen through it. Gas - It was a very painful death although it was only useful in surprise attacks as it was easily solved with gas masks. Also it was possible that the wind could change direction and kill you instead. Tanks - These were first used by the British although were fairly unreliable as many broke down and others got stuck in shell holes. Shells - These were used in large quantities although again were fairly unreliable. It did take a long time to hit the target and many didn't go off. Also it did make no mans land very muddy and very hard to cross. They used Mustard Gas, which was the first gas they used in World War One (MORE)
Probably, but the sheep bladder is smaller and does the trick very well. I would expect that since a "bagpipe" was most likely originally an instrument from the middle east historically the choices were a) Goat b) Sheep.... Wild boars becoming Domesticated Pigs came Much later and much further We…st. Imagine a Shepard in the field having the light-bulb go off when he discovered the dead Goat bloated.... Naturally, each group of peoples had they're variation of the pipes, from the middle east and much of Africa, Asia have histories long before Scots regiments brought they're style to the Indian subcontinent, South Africa and the Black sea region during the Napoleonic period... today besides Goat and sheepskins , Bagpipe Bags are also made from Elk-skin as well as Gortex with rubber grommets as stated these Variables are still dependant on availability and on weather in your area of play... sheepskin does not seem as durable as Elkhide, I've had an elkhide Bag since 1992, season it bi annually I live in New England summers are hot and Humid winters Cold and DRY in dryer climes such as down-under Goats and sheep might be 100 times better .. (MORE)
Muskets, British Swords, Pistols, Cannons, Grapeshots, Bayonets & Springfield Model 1795's are just a few of the many weapons in the War of 1812.
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A mixture of Soviet, Chinese, Japanese, French, and American weaponry. Some examples: Pistols: Colt M1911 Tokarev Browning P-35 Hi Power Shotguns: Remington 870 Mossberg 500 Winchester 1100 Winchester 1200 Ithaca M37 Remington Model 12 Submachineguns: M1 Thompson M3 "G…rease Gun" Smith & Wesson Model 68 Franchi LF-57 PPsH-1941 PPS-1943 MAT-49 Battle Rifles and Carbines: M1 Garand M1 Carbine L1A1 SLR M14 SKS Tokarev SVT-40 MAS 49 Assault Rifles: M16 AK47 Bolt Action Rifles: Mosin-Nagant (various models) MAS 36 Arisaka Type Type 38 Machine Guns: M1919 M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle M60 FN MAG 58 RP-46 RPD RPK FN FAL HBAR PK DT/DTM Browning M2 HBAR DsHK Grenade and Rocket Launchers, Recoilless Rifles: M79 M203 M72 LAW RPG-2 RPG-7 Just some examples. (MORE)
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a few weapons were the u.s m-16,m-14,m-2 frags,m-2 .50 cal mg,ar-15 and m-60 viet cong (vc) ak-47,mosin nagat,ppsh-41,mat-49,81mm mortar,60mm mortors,106mm recoiless rifle Actually, it's called the " mosin naga n t" You spelled it w/o the "n" Allied Tanks-Centurion, Patton, Sheridan, and the …Walker Bulldog NVA tanks-PT76 & T54 Allied Jets-F100, F102, F104, F105, A4, A6, A7, F4 & F8 NVAF Jets-MiG17, 19, 21 North Viet Air Force flew MIG-17, MIG-19 (Red Chinese J-6 versions), MIG-21 jet fighters. North Viet Army manned PT-76 light tanks & T-54/T-55 medium tanks. NVA infantry used SKS carbines, AK-47 assault rifles, RPD drum fed machine guns, CHICOM wooden handled hand grenades, K-54 pistols, 122mm rockets, RPG's, and mortars.South Viet Air Force flew A-1 Skyraider Propeller airplanes and F-5 Freedom fighter jets. South Viet Army (ARVN) used M-113 ACAV's and M-41 Walker Bulldog light tanks. ARVN infantry was armed with M-1 Carbines and M-16 assault rifles, US hand grenades.USAF flew: F-100 Supersabre jets; F-101 Voodoo jets; F-102 Delta Dagger jets; F-104 Starfighters; F-105 Thunderchiefs; B-57 Canberra bombers, B-52 Stratrofortress bombers; U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance airplanes; AC-130 Spectre Gunships; and flew US Navy planes: A-1 Skyraider, A-7 Corsair (jet), and the F-4 Phantom. Observation planes: O-1 Bird Dog; O-2 Skymaster; OV-10 Bronco.USN/USMC flew: A-1 Skyraider (propeller driven); A-4 Skyhawk; A-6 Intruder; A-7 Corsair; F-8 Crusader; F-4 Phantom.USN Riverine Forces (Brown Water Navy): Swift Boats (PCF-Patrol Craft Fast); PBR (Patrol Boat River); Alpha Boats (ASPB-Assault Support Patrol Boats); and Monitors (River Battleships).US Army/Marines: Manned M48 Patton tanks; M551 Sheridan light tanks (Armored Airborne Reconnaissance Assault Vehicles); M42 Dusters; M50 Ontos; M8 Scorpions; and the M113 APC/ACAV (Armored Personnel Carrier/Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle). (MORE)
one weapon was the "pompom", a small gun that was powerful and easy to carry and use.
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Bagpipe have been played during war for over 500 years. All Scottish and Irish regiments (in the service of the British army) have had bagpipers as part of the unit.. Those opponents facing Scottish and Irish regiments who have never heard bagpipes before, generally reacted with surprise upon heari…ng the music for the first time.. Warring clans were led into battle inspired by pipers playing a battle tune.. There was a piper on the beaches during the Normandy landings in June 1944..... Napoleon said he would not trust Marshal MacDonald, French of Scottish descent, within their sound.. That Piper was Bill Millin of the 1st Special Service Brigade, who lead the troops ashore on Sword Beach. (MORE)
The British infantry used the Brown Bess Musket. Some units had the Baker Rifle. Cavalry carried straight swords or sabres. Napoleon thought the rifle too slow to re load. The French & others used lancers as some cavalry, Uhlans in german. Artillery varies in calibre from 3 to 64 pounders, though in… the field a weight of shot larger than 12 pounds was uncommon, unless used in a siege role. Muskets in this era were flintlocks; a piece of flint struck a steel frizzen to ignite a pan of powder, the ignition of which ignited a powder charge in the barrel, which forced a round lead ball down a smooth bore with a great deal of windage (the barrel was larger than the ball so that fouling would not make it impossible to load). These weapons were almost all loaded by ramming the ball and the powder down the muzzle end (artillery and small arms included). Rifles were slow to reload because the round had to fit tightly so that the barrel's grooves would spin the bullet. This was effected by the use of a leather patch, and the whole had to be pushed down very hard. Fouling made it nearly impossible to reload rifles after very few shots, so they had to be cleaned constantly. Rifles were uncommon and unpopular, and were used by only two British Regiments (the 95th and 60th), a number of Prussian and Austrian Jager units, and American woodsmen. Artillery consisted of guns (cannon), which fired directly at the enemy and delivered either solid iron balls, or 'canister' (a hail of smaller balls); howitzers, which generally fired indirectly and delivered explosive rounds; and mortars, which used indirect fire to attack entrenched positions, or the interiors of fortresses with usually fuzed explosive bombs. (MORE)
Since the list would run into several pages, we'll just list some highlights. 1. M16 jungle rifle (the M14 US rifle was the standard issue rifle). 2. .45 Colt pistol (last war for it). 3. M551 Sheridan (the aluminum tank). 4. M48 Patton tank (last war of the Patton tank). 5. USS New Jersey (last wa…r fought by a traditional all gun battleship). 6. F8 Crusader (last war fought by a jet with a gun as a primary weapon). 7. B52 (first war for the Stratofortress). 8. F4 Phantom (last US aces of the 20th century). 9. AH-1 Cobra; first purpose built attack helicopter. 10. F-100 Super Sabre longest serving in direct combat US warplane in history-1961 to 1971. 11. First war fought by the famed M113 APC (ACAV). 12. Monitors (Riverine Battleships/40mm and 105mm cannons). (MORE)
A very wide variety of weaponry had accumulated in the former Yugoslavia during this time. It would be quite impractical to make a complete list. The Yugoslav M59 (SKS variant) and M70 (AK variant) were the primary weapons, as well as AKs from other countries. A Yugoslav copy of the MG42 and the PK …machine guns were commonplace. Weapons both from western and former Bloc countries were to be found there. (MORE)
Repeater rifles were a big thing kind of like in the wild west but a little less modernized but either way they were killers.
Common trench raiding weapons . Trench raiding club . Trench knife . Pick axe handle . Hatchet . Brass knuckles . Entrenching tool . Spade . Mace . Fascine knife . Billhook . Knife bayonet
He is most credited for his use of war elephants, and a deadly mix of elite mercenaries.
Sapphire is used as the "window material" in optical sensor and sighting systems of the type mounted on military surveillance and attack aircraft and armoured vehicles which are capable of low light and thermal imaging. Sapphire is used because it is significantly more abrasion resistant and harder …than toughened glass. (MORE)
Two answers to this:- 1. There have been modern "bans" based on noise complaints against "buskers" - the most well known in Edinburgh in the Royal Mile (2008) after complaints from residents. The Kirk have had the occasional pop as well for playing ona Sunday! Additionaly outside of Scotland - the… English also did ban an Australian piper from busking in Oxford after complaints from shopkeepers. Also in Dunedin - although this one was later overturned. The EU have also been blamed for various HSE type rules. These are of course location and sometimes time specific bans against the piper and not the pipes in general. 2. However there is a also a widespread myth that bagpipes in Scotland were (i) banned after the battle of Culloden (1746) (ii) classified as a weapon of war and (iii) the playing of the pipes would be punishable by death. Which is not true. If you have a decent attention span you can read the background to the myth below:- Like most myths it is drawn from several sources. Principally the trial of a Jacobite piper James Reid, the Proscription act of 1747 which banned the use of arms (and warlike weapons and the wearing of tartan amongst other things) in the Highlands and a work published in the aftermath of Culloden by Donald MacDonald decrying the pipes being "laid aside" and "music lost". James Reid the piper in question was captured at Carlisle which the Jacobites had garrisoned with Ogilvy's and the Manchester Regiment as they retreated north from Derby. He was tried along with 70 other rebels and sentenced to death with 21 others. The jury recommended leniency being a piper but the judge decided otherwise. He was executed for high treason for taking part in the rebellion not for playing the pipes. During his trial his defense was he was a piper so hadn't born arms, the judge said in sentencing that any person who joined with others "though they did not bear arms, were yet guilty of high treason" but more famously for the myth that "no regiment ever marched without musical instruments such as trumpets drums and the like....a highland regiment never marched without a piper...and therefore his bagpipe in the eyes of the law was an instrument of war" and he was convicted of taking part in the rebellion. He was the only Jacobite piper executed. Following Culloden only five Pipers were prosecuted for being rebels. One was transported (pleading guilty to rebellion), one executed as above, two were pardoned and one there is no information on. The successful defenses proves the playing of the pipes was never taken into account as binding by other courts. It should be noted that any decision handed down by an English Court would not be binding on a Scottish court as Scots law is completely separate. As to the Proscription act (passed for enactment in Scotland) this covered the carrying of weapons in a defined area of the highlands. It does not mention pipes in any way and as can be seen above they were not classified as a weapon but an instrument in an English court. There is not one single record of anyone being prosecuted for playing teaching or owning the pipes in Scotland in this era, it's a myth because the act simply does not cover pipes in any shape or form. The court records of the time do list pipers but for other crimes (thieving, breaking and entering, rape and murder to be exact) and also as witnesses. If piping was banned under pain of death why were they volunteering their profession as pipers in the records? It would only make matters much much worse. The use of the term "instrument of war" used in the court case and the execution of the piper at York have been woven with the other quotes (Cumberland "implements of war" about his own pipers) and the proscription act especially the part dealing with weapons. The brutality of the follow up operation and the later clearances (mostly by the clans own chiefs) has added to the ongoing myth. Similarly the oft quoted line that the Pipes are the only musical instrument to ever be classified as a weapon of war can be seen to be another myth as the judge used the term instrument of war and included trumpets and drums in his definition in the sentence. Actually according to recent research fiddlers in the Jacobean army suffered more than the pipers but the instrument has never had the place in the imagination of the public that the pipes had. The act was in statue for 35 years from 1747 - 1782. In the early years of the act few people were prosecuted for the wearing of tartan (fined for a 1st offense, transported for a 2nd) it wasn't until the advent of the seven years war where the act was utilised widely to impress highlanders into the army (instead of transportation) that this changed. The act also never applied to landed gentry or their sons and of course the Army or the lowlands. The playing of the pipes did decline and some music was lost but there is plenty of written evidence of famous pipers (e.g. George MacLeod) pipe makers (e.g. Hugh Robertson) and piping schools including the MacCrimmon's piping college on Skye at Boreraig for several decades after Culloden. Adverts, letters and collections of music from the time all testify to the pipes being in use openly. The loss of Clan Chief power and their patronage as well as the clearances and emigration had more to do with the decline than anything else. The MacCrimmon's piping school for example closed down in the 1770's in a dispute over rent with the Chief of the Macleod's, not helped by falling numbers as the Chiefs economically weakened struggled to afford to send pipers for the years it took to train. Not a very romantic end. For those interested in reading further:- A good book that addresses the historical context is John G Gibson's Traditional Gaelic Bagpiping 1745-1845 Published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2000 http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Special:Booksources&isbn=0773521348 , Postscript:- Modern update. 1. The James Reid case recently came to light again being quoted in the prosecution of Dave Brooks after complaints were received for playing the pipes on Hampstead heath common (London). He tried the defense they were a weapon and not a musical instrument. The judge said they were "an instrument of war in war and a musical instrument in peace". It caused laughter in the court when he added however if he wanted to continue to claim them as a weapon he would charge him with bearing arms and put him in the cells. He also said the original case was a miscarriage of justice. Dave was found guilty and fined the massive sum of Â£45 (3 x Â£15), he was also given permission by the London Corporation to play in Alexander park and on one of the bandstands. An improvement on execution. 2. One a more somber note the bodies of the 22 executed at Tyburn were thought to have been found by 19th century by workmen digging near York castle, 20 or so skeletons missing heads and various limbs ("hung drawn and quartered") were dug up. Quote "As to the Proscription act (passed for enactment in Scotland) this covered the carrying of weapons in a defined area of the highlands." This is not correct, the defining of an area where the weapons could not be carried was in the disarming act of 1716 and in the act of proscription; "That from and after the first day of August, one thousand seven hundred and forty seven, no man or boy, within that part of Great Briton called Scotland, other than shall be employed as officers and soldiers in his Majesty's forces, shall on any pretence whatsoever, wear or put on the clothes commonly called Highland Clothes (that is to say) the plaid, philibeg, or little kilt, trowse, shoulder belts, or any part whatsoever of what peculiarly belongs to the highland garb; and that no tartan" It is correct, the quote you use is to do with the highland garb, weapons are covered under the proscription act and the area defined as well:- "That from and after the first day of November, which was in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixteen, it should not be lawful for any person or persons (except such persons as are therein mentioned and described) within the shire of Dunbartain, on the north side of the water of Leven, Stirling on the north side of the river of Forth, Perth, Kincardin, Aberdeen, Inverness, Nairn, Cromarty, Argyle, Forfar, Bamff, Sutherland, Caithness, Elgine and Ross, to have in his or their custody, use, or bear, broad sword or target, poignard, whinger, or durk, side pistol, gun, or other warlike weapon.." 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Mainly a variety of short blade-shaped one-handed clubs and long blade-shaped two-handed clubs. After European contact muskets were readily adopted and in the New Zealand Wars Maori used muskets, shotguns and tomahawks.
none . infact 5h1t guns were used . also they put p155 in warter pistols and shot hem in the eye to infect the oppersion . UR BUZZ . smooth bore muskets with bayonets for unaimed volley fire (capable of firing 2 to 4 shots per minute). . rifles without bayonets for aimed sniper fire (cap…able of firing up to 1 shot a minute, usually slower). . knives . tomahawks . wooden ships armed with smooth bore cannon . mobile infantry cannon . etc. (MORE)
WWI Highland troops had pipers and went over the top in kilts. WWII Highlanders wore kilts in parades and ceremonial functions. Pipers had the option of wearing kilts or battle dress. Seamus O'Toole Colonel 42nd Highlanders (Retired)
There are a long range of weaponry. Here are some of them. m16 m9 barrette 50.cal m14 desert eagle ak47 m-249 saw M-1014 Joint Service Combat Shotgun MP-5 Sub-Machine Gun Hand Grenades FIM-9 Stinger Missile AT4 Anti-Armor Weapon M40A1 Sniper Rifle
To be honest there were a hodge podge of arms used, standard yugo versions of the Ak-47 (M70, M72, M76), Even old WWII and WWI surplus, SKS M59/66, Mauser Variants, Mosin holdovers etc. If it was there it was used.
A lot of weapons are used such as; - Guns - Bombs - Cannons - Gernades - Swords - Spears - Stones - Sticks Are you talking about every war or just a specific war?
Deadly weapons are just what the term implies, they make people dead. They usually all expel a projectile at people , which either kills, Mame's or explodes.
Well, i think you asking this question wrong, it's "Can be",because any weapon call be used in war, gas, bombs, chemicalagents, spies, hell even car bombs, there is no rules in war,except for uniforms, early wars suggested that both sides of thewar have to have uniforms to identify allies and enemie…s. I really think in the Future, Nations will ban the use of Chemicaland biology weapons, because they are seriously dangerous. Hopethis helps :) (MORE)
During WWI, men used Lee Enfield .303 bolt-action rifles, bayonets, machine guns and artillery. and if you are in 6 casey reading this, shame on you
0.75 caliber smooth bore black powder flintlock muskets. . Musket bayonets. . Kentucky hunting black powder flintlock rifles. . Various knives. . Tomahawks. . Sailing warships. . Cannons. . etc.
Depends on which war you're referring to. It could be anything from swords and longbows, used in medieval times, to modern assault rifles, machine guns, anti-tank weapons, armoured vehicles, aircraft, etc. used in 20th/21st Century warfare.
There are several ongoing wars worldwide. You would need to be a bit more specific about which one you had in mind, and you may want to limit the scope of which weapons you have in mind, as 'weapons' covers everything from small arms to field artillery to armed ground vehicles to aircraft, etc.
Nuclear weapons have only been used in anger in the Second World War (WW2) - they were used against the Japan to bring the war to an end.
Â· Bow/arrow Â· Club/hammer Â· Shield - One of the important ancient Greek weapons was the shield. This was used by a hoplite to smash a spear of an opponent. Â· Ballista - A ballista was an important ancient Greek weapon. A Ballista was a weapon of siege from which multiple arrows coul…d be shot at long ranges. Â· Dagger/Sword - Along with a spear, a hoplite was expected to carry a sharp dagger or a short sword. This was probably used when a spear was completely broken. Â· Catapult - A catapult was used to throw large objects and stones at the opposing army. A catapult is one of the ancient Greek weapons used for besieging an enemy. (MORE)
American weapons used were M-16s, Napalm (jellied petroleum delivered by flamethrowers), Agent Orange (Herbicide with nasty side effects), Anti-Personnel Gas (Self-explanatory delivered by grenades) and Helicopters. Vietnamese used Kalashnikov AK-47s, landmines and other booby traps.
The weapons that were used in World War 1 were rifles, machine guns, revolvers, rockets, zeppelins, tanks, planes, artillery, many kinds of warships, gases, and torpedoes.
Siege Engines have been used since the time of the Roman Empire. They were useful when the invaders found their way blocked by a castle or similar large structure. There have been programs from BBC detailing how and why the various siege weapons were used. The modern equivalent to siege engines are …the mobile artillery used by most Armies on the planet (MORE)
Blowing up big things. Blowing up hardened installations. Antiaircraft that takes out entire formation of planes in one shot. Other things like that.
NVA used the T54/55 medium gun tank and PT76 Amphibious light tank. US forces used the M48A3 Patton tank and M551 Sheridan tank. Australians used the Centurion 84mm medium tank. ARVNs used the M41 Walker Bulldog light tank. North Vietnamese Air Force flew the MiG17, 19, and 21. USAF/USN flew the F1…00 Super Sabre, F101 Voodoo, F102 Delta Dagger, F104 Starfighter, F105 Thunderchief, F4 Phantom, F8 Crusader, A1 Skyraider, A4 Skyhawk, A6 Intruder, A7 Corsair II, B52s and B57 Canberra bombers. (MORE)
1. The primary heavy bomber was the B52 Stratofortress. 2. The primary ground support fighter-bomber was the F100 Super Sabre. 3. The primary chopper was the UH-1. 4. The primary rifle was the M16 jungle rifle. 5. The primary US tank was the Patton. 6. The primary US Cavalry tank was the Sheridan. 7…. The primary sidearm was the .45 8. The primary riverine craft was the Swift Boat. 9. The primary field piece was the 105mm. 10. The primary attack helicopter was the Cobra. (MORE)
Many if not most cultures around the world have had a form of bagpipes in their cultural history, as such its hard to pin down where the first set came from, but the earliest evidence of bagpipes is from about 1000BC.
Lakota weapons were just the same as those of their neighbours on the Great Plains, the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Crows, Blackfoot and others - the differences were in decoration and sometimes the types of materials used. Missile weapons were limited to bows and arrows, with spears, clubs, knives and ha…tchets for hand-to-hand fighting. Circular hide shields were often carried; these were generally quite small and usually between 17 and 23 inches across (43 to 59 cms). The arrival of White traders made metal arrowheads, knife blades and axes available; knife blades were sometimes set in a large wooden handle to make a fearsome war club. Guns of various types were also obtained in trade, though often with very limited supplies of ammunition. Lakota warriors would often carry "non-weapons", including coup sticks, crooked lances and feathered staffs which had religious, status and warrior society significance. Simply striking an enemy ("counting coup") with a decorated stick was considered more of an achievement than killing him from a distance, since he was still in a position to fight back. The links below take you to images of Lakota weapons: (MORE)
Plenty of weapons were used, but no world war occurred nor were nuclear weapons used in any of the wars that occurred. The cold war was a very strange political and propaganda war between the US & USSR, that included no direct military conflict between them.
In World War II the Axis powers turned their airplanes into weapons during Kamikaze missions. The Japanese are the most famous for this. Kamikaze missions were suicide missions, so the pilots flew to a target and aimed their plane to the ground and BOOM. Kamikaze missions were also prevalent in sea …battles where one plane could take out an entire ship. (MORE)
She used a frog leg and whipped people with it until they died and t usally took only 3 whips because goddes were scared of frog legs.
Here is a list of weapons that they used during the Vietnam War: Small arms Knives/bayonets M6 bayonet M7 bayonet KA-BAR (USMC) KCB70 bayonet (Limited use with Stoner 63 rifle only) Pistols & revolvers Browning High Power pistol - used by Australian and New Zealand forces. Also used on… an unofficial basis by US Reconnaissance and Special Forces units. Smith & Wesson Mark 22 Mod.0 "Hush Puppy" - Suppressed pistol used by SEALs, among others Colt M1911A1 - It was the main side arm of the US Army and other countries except the ones in the Commonwealth. Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless - Carried by General Officers, but it was replaced by the Colt Commander in the Mid-60s Colt Commander - Replaced the Colt M1903 pistol in the mid-60s Smith & Wesson Model 15 (USAF M15) - carried by USAF Security Police Units Smith & Wesson Model 12 - Given to helicopter pilots M1917 revolver - Used by the South Vietnamese and US forces during the beginning of the war alongside the Smith & Wesson Model 10 High Standard HDM - It was replaced by the Smith & Wesson Model 39 as the main suppressed pistol because of its caliber Walther PPK with suppressor - It was used by Special Forces and spies Infantry rifles L1A1 SLR - Used by Australian and New Zealand soldiers in Vietnam M1 Garand - Was used by the Marine Corps during the early stages of the war. Also used by the South Vietnamese, South Koreans and Laotians M1 Carbine and M2 Carbine- Were widely used by the South Vietnamese Military, Police and Security Forces, the Viet Cong, and the US Military. M14 rifle It was issued to most troops from the early stages of the war until the early 1970s when it was used as a sniper rifle. XM16E1 and M16A1 - Early issue M16 had problems replaced by M16A1. After 1968 were issued to special forces and then infantry a year or two later. XM177E2 - Shortened version of the M16 rifle very popular with MACV-SOG units Heckler & Koch HK33 - It was used by Thai forces that were not armed by the United States. It was chambered for the same cartridge as the M16 assault rifle used by American troops. T223 - which is a copy of the Heckler & Koch HK33 Assault Rifle under license by Harrington & Richardson used in small numbers by Navy SEAL teams. Even though the empty H&R T223 was 0.9 pounds (0.41 kg) heavier than an empty M16A1, the weapon had a forty-round magazine available for it and this made it attractive to the SEALS. Submachine guns Thompson submachine gun - It was used in small quantities by artillery and helicopter units. Even though it was replaced in the end of the Korean war after servicing in WW2 and the Vietnam war, it was still used by many American troops and South Vietnamese troops in the Vietnam war. The Viet Cong were armed with the Chinese copy. M3 Grease gun - The M3 "Grease gun" was issued to troops all over Vietnam was the main submachine gun, but many others were used such as the Thompson which was replaced later on. Swedish K - It was used by Navy SEALs in the beginning of the war, but was later replaced by the Smith & Wesson M76 in the late 1960s. Many South Vietnamese soldiers were armed with this weapon and used it until the end of the war. Smith & Wesson M76 - A copy of the Swedish K, it replaced that gun as the main submachine gun of the Navy SEALs in 1967. Madsen M/50 - It was supplied by mercenaries from Denmark and a lot were bought by the United States for the South Vietnamese Army. MAC-10 It was supplied to many special forces troops in the mid point of the war. It armed many CIA agents in the field and was never captured by the Viet Cong. MP40 (CIDG) UZI (SOG recon teams) The Uzi submachine gun was supplied in from Israel and given to special forces troops in the field. Owen Gun (Australian submachine gun) It served the Australian Army through WWII, Korea, Malaya and now into the Vietnam War as the main submachine gun. It was later replaced by the F1 submachine gun that resembled it. F1 submachine gun (Australian, replaced Owen Gun) L2A1 a variant of the British Sterling used by the SASR for prisoner extraction also used with Suppressor/Silencer. Shotguns The shotguns were used as an individual weapon during jungle patrol; infantry units were authorized a shotgun by TO & E (Table of Organization & Equipment). Shotguns were not general issue to all infantrymen, but were select issue, such as one per squad, etc. Winchester Model 1912 pump-action shotgun was used by the Marines during the early stages of the war. Ithaca 37 pump-action shotgun replaced every other shotgun in the field and armed the United States Marine Corps throughout the war. Remington 870 pump-action shotgun used by the Marines Special Operations Weapon a modification for a Remington 870 which made it fully automatic Remington 11-48 semi-automatic shotgun used by the Marines in small quantities Winchester Model 1897 used by the Marines during the early stages of the war, but was later replaced by the Ithaca 37 Stevens Model 77E, pump-action shotgun used by Army and Marine forces in Southeast Asia. Almost 70,000 Model 77Es were procured by the military for use in SE Asia during the 1960s Machine guns L2A1 AR - Full-automatic capable version of the L1A1 SLR used by ANZAC forces Stoner M63a Commando & Mark 23 Mod.0 - used by U.S. Navy SEALs and tested by Force Recon M60 machine gun GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun) It was the main machine gun of the US army at the time and many of them were put on helicopters M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle - Issued to troops during the early stages of the war, but was replaced by the Stoner 63 and M60 machine guns. M1917 Browning machine gun - A .30cal heavy machine gun issued to some machine gunners in the South Vietnamese Army and also in limited use by the US Army. M1919 Browning machine gun - It was usually fit on platforms and boats, but was gradually replaced by the M60 machine gun. Browning M2HB .50cal Heavy Machine Gun Grenades and mines Claymore anti-personnel mine in use in Vietnam Mark 2 Fragmentation Hand/Rifle Grenade M61 Fragmentation Hand Grenade WP M34 grenade White Phosphorus Hand Grenade is a smoke grenade that uses white phosphorus, which, when in contact with air ignites and creates white smoke. The white phosphorus was also a useful way to dislodge the Viet Cong from tunnels or other enclosed spaces as the burning white phosphorus absorbs oxygen, causing the victims to suffocate or suffer serious burns. M18 grenade Smoke Hand Grenade Claymore M18A1 - An anti-personnel mine M67 grenade Grenade launchers M79 grenade launcher M203 grenade launcher - Used late in the war by special forces. China Lake Grenade Launcher - A pump-action grenade launcher used by U.S. Navy SEALs XM148 grenade launcher Mk.19 Automatic Grenade Launcher Flamethrowers M2 flamethrower M9 flamethrower Infantry support weapons M18 recoilless rifle 57 mm, M20 recoilless rifle 75 mm M67 recoilless rifle 90 mm M40 recoilless rifle 106 mm M19 Mortar 60 mm M29 Mortar 81 mm 4.2 inch mortar 107 mm commonly referred to as the "four deuce" M20 Super Bazooka used mainly by U.S. Marine Corps before introduction of M72 LAW M72 LAW Light Anti-Tank Weapon FIM-43 Redeye MANPADS (Man-Portable Air-Defence System) Artillery 105 mm Howitzer M2A1 105 mm Howitzer M102 M107 howitzer Self-propelled 175 mm howitzer M109 Self-propelled 155 mm howitzer M110 Self-propelled 8-inch howitzer 75mm Pack Howitzer M1 L5 pack howitzer 105 mm pack howitzer used by Australia Artillery ammunition types Beehive rounds White phosphorus (marking round) "Willy Peter" HE, general-purpose (High Explosive) Canister Combat aircraft A-1 Skyraider ground attack aircraft A-37 Dragonfly ground attack aircraft F-5 Freedom Fighter fighter used in strike aircraft role A-4 Skyhawk carrier borne multirole strike aircraft A-6 Intruder carrier borne all weather multirole strike aircraft A-7 Corsair II carrier borne multirole strike aircraft AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter AC-47 Spooky gunship (four) with the 1st Air Cavalry Division AC-130 "Spectre" Gunship AC-119G "Shadow" Gunship AC-119K "Stinger" Gunship B-52 Stratofortress heavy bomber B-57 Canberra medium bombers - used by the U.S. Air Force Canberra B.20 Royal Australian Air Force medium bomber F-4 Phantom II carrier and land based fighter-bomber F-8 Crusader carrier borne fighter-bomber F-105 Thunderchief fighter-bomber F-100 Super Sabre fighter-bomber F-101 Voodoo (RF-101) fighter-bomber/reconnaissance plane F-102 Delta Dagger fighter F-104 Starfighter fighter F-111 Aardvark medium bomber OH-6 Cayuse Transport/ Observation helicopter OH-58 Kiowa Transport/ Observation helicopter OV-10 Bronco, light attack/observation aircraft UH-1 "Huey" gunship role (various models) Support aircraft C-123 Provider tactical cargo aircraft C-130 Hercules tactical cargo aircraft C-141 Starlifter strategic cargo aircraft UH-1 Iroquois helicopters in several configurations CH-47 Chinook medium lift helicopter C-5 Galaxy strategic lift cargo aircraft C-7 Caribou tactical cargo aircraft - used by the U.S. Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force CH-46 Sea Knight rescue helicopter H-2 Seasprite helicopter H-3 Sea King rescue and recovery helicopter UH-34 Seahorse Transport/Cargo helicopter CH-53 Sea Stallion medium lift helicopter CH-54 Skycrane heavy lift helicopter H-43 Huskie Transport/cargo helicopter O-1 Bird Dog, observation aircraft O-2 Skymaster, observation aircraft OV-1 Mohawk battlefield surveillance and light strike aircraft Aircraft ordnance GBUs CBUs BLU-82 Daisy cutter Napalm Bomb, 250 lb, 500 lb, 750 lb, 1000 lb, HE (high explosive), general-purpose Rocket, aerial, HE (High Explosive), 2.75 inch Aircraft weapons A minigun being fired from a gunship in Vietnam. M61 Vulcan, 20 mm (aircraft mount) Minigun, 7.62 mm (aircraft and helicopter mount) M197 Gatling gun, 20 mm M60 machine gun, 7.62mm (helicopter mount) Vehicles M38A1 1/4 ton jeep Ford M151 MUTT 1/4 ton Military Utility Tactical Truck (jeep) Dodge M37, 3/4 ton truck Kaiser-Jeep M715 1Â¼ ton truck Truck, cargo/troops, 2Â½ ton (deuce and a half) Truck, cargo/troops, 5 ton M520 Goer Truck, Cargo, 8-ton, 4Ã4 Land Rover short and long wheelbase - Australian and New Zealand forces. M135 troop/Cargo trucks, 2 1/2 ton M211 Cargo/troop truck, 2 1/2 ton Combat vehicles Tanks M41 Walker Bulldog light tank - Used by South Vietnamese Army ARVN M48 Patton medium tank - Used by the US Army, USMC, and ARVN forces M551 Sheridan airborne reconnaissance assault vehicle/light tank - Used by the US Army Centurion main battle tank - used by the Australian Army Other armored vehicles M113 APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) M113 ACAV Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle M8 Greyhound Used by ARVN forces LVTP5 Landing craft M50 Ontos Self-propelled 106 mm recoilless rifle carrier used by the USMC Cadillac Gage V-100 Commando Mark I PBRs (Patrol Boat River) LARC-LX BARC AMTRAC'S, amphibious tractors used by US Marine Corps M114 Reconnaissance vehicle M42 Duster (M41 light tank based hull, with a twin 40 mm antiaircraft gun mounted on an open turret) LCVP Landing craft vehical personal LCM Landing craft mecanised Gun trucks Often, non-combat logistical vehicles were armored and adopted to carry several machine guns to be used for convoy escort duties Gun trucks, 2Â½ and 5 ton cargo trucks with quad .50 cal machine guns mounted in the back M3 halftracks with quad .50 cal machine guns in the back Jeeps with mounted M60 machine guns Land Rovers with single and twin M60 machine guns mounted used by Australian and NZ forces Naval craft Fast Patrol Craft Monitor, heavily gunned riverine craft Swift Boat, (PCF) Patrol Craft Fast ASPB, Assault Support Patrol Boat, (known as Alpha boats) PBR (Patrol Boat River) - All-fiberglass boats propelled by twin water jets, used by the US Navy APA 27, USS George Clymer. Troop transport. Artillery North Vietnamese SAM crew in front of a SA-2 launcher. ZPU-4 quad 14.5 mm anti-aircraft machine gun ZU-23 twin 23 mm anti-aircraft cannon M1939 37 mm anti-aircraft gun S-60 57 mm anti-aircraft gun 82 mm, 107 mm, and 120 mm mortars 122 mm Katyusha rockets 122 mm guns Aircraft MiG-21 jet fighter MiG-19 jet fighter, used in limited numbers MiG-17 jet fighter MiG-15 jet fighter, used in limited numbers An-2 aircraft Mi-4 helicopter Mi-8 helicopter Small arms AK-47 and AKM assault rifles (from the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact countries) Type 56 assault rifle (from the People's Republic of China) SKS semi-automatic carbine, also known as Simonov Vz. 58 assault rifle SVD-63 semi-automatic marksman rifle, also known as the "Dragunov" sniper rifle Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifles and carbines (from the Soviet Union, Warsaw Pact countries, and the People's Republic of China) Mauser Kar98k bolt-action rifle (many of the Mausers used by the VPA and the NLF were from rifles captured from the French during the First Indochina War and rifles provided to them by the Soviets as military aid) Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifle (captured by the Soviets during World War II and provided to the VPA and the NLF as military aid) Tokarev TT-33 handgun Makarov PM handgun Nagant M1895 revolver Mauser C96 handgun CZ 52 handgun Type 14 8 mm Nambu Pistol Pistol (Captured From The Japanese) Used By North Vietnamese officers K-50M submachine gun PPSh-41 submachine gun (both Soviet and Chinese versions) MAT-49 submachine gun Sa vz. 23 submachine gun RPD light machine gun Degtyarev DP light machine gun RPK light machine gun MG-34 light machine gun (captured by the Soviets during World War II and provided to the VPA and the NLF as military aid) MG-42 light machine gun (captured by the Soviets during World War II and provided to the VPA and the NLF as military aid) Uk vz. 59 general-purpose machine gun DShK heavy machine gun PM M1910 heavy machine gun MP40 submachine gun (captured by the Soviets during World War II and provided to the VPA and the NLF as military aid) PPS-43 submachine gun Arisaka rifles (Captured from Japanese) F1 grenade RG-42 grenade RGD-5 grenade Type 63 assault rifle PK machine gun Flamethrowers LPO-50 Flamethrower (limited use) Vehicles Bicycles carried up to 400 pounds of weight and were thus effective transport vehicles. PT-76 amphibious tank BTR-50 APC BMP-1 APC ZSU-23-4 anti-aircraft self-propelled systems T-34/85 medium tank, used in limited numbers T-54 main battle tanks ZSU-57-2 anti-aircraft self-propelled system, fielded in limited numbers. BTR-60 APC Bicycles Substitute standard weapons used by irregular forces Small arms Arisaka bolt-action rifles M1 Garand rifle, semi-automatic M1 carbines, semi-automatic Springfield M1903 bolt-action rifles MAS-36 bolt-action rifles MAS-49 semi-automatic rifles MAT-49 submachine gun and local variants MP40 submachine guns PPS-43 submachine gun and local variants Swedish K submachine guns Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifles and carbines Mauser Karabiner 98k bolt-action rifles Type 99 light machine gun Used occasionally by the Viet Cong Nambu semi-automatic pistol Colt M1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol M72 LAW Hand combat weapons M6 bayonet U.S. Used on M-14 M1 Bayonet U.S. and ARVN Used on M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, and M-14 M7 Bayonet U.S. Use with the M-16 Other types of knives, bayonets, and blades. A wide variety of anti-personnel landmines and booby traps were used in the Vietnam war, including punji stakes. (MORE)
There are a large number of wars that have involved Palestinians and none of them has been called the Palestinian War. Please resubmit your question by defining which war you are referring to.
Artillery used a rifled, muzzle loading cannon. The infantry, for the most part, used a muzzle loading percussion cap rifle, firing a conical, hollow based MiniÃ© ball. Later in the war, the single-shot breach loading Sharps was introduced. The carbine version of the Sharps was popular with the ca…valry. The Spencer repeating rifle, firing a paper cartridge from a tubular magazine was introduced, as was the Henry lever-action rifle, the forerunner to the Winchester. The infantry fitted a socket bayonet onto the end of the rifle. The cavalry, and officers, also carried percussion cap revolvers, and sabers. The war also saw the introduction of the Gatling gun, a hand-cranked, hopper fed, early precursor of the machine gun. (MORE)
Many weapons were used in the civil war. Some of them are: 1) Edged weapons; 2) Handguns; 3) Riffles; 4) Grenades; 5) Rapid fire weapons; 6) Also many types of cannons 7) Ironclad warships; 8) turreted cannons of Union monitors; 9) Confederate submarines; and 19) Torpedoes by the South. More detail…ed explanation can be found in the link below. (MORE)
A pretty wide variety.. far too many to be feasibly listed here,and includes small arms ranging from flintlock rifles to the (then)latest assault rifles, armored vehicles, field artillery pieces,antiaircraft artillery, guided and unguided bombs, etc. Could youtry narrowing your scope a little bit?