[Beowulf] Re: "hobbyists"
jmdavis1 at vcu.edu
Thu Jun 19 13:39:41 EDT 2008
To continue to be OT. Look up the Davey Crockett.
It is a weapon meant exclusively for battlefield use. It is also almost
a suicide weapon.
Kilian CAVALOTTI wrote:
> On Thursday 19 June 2008 06:58:44 am Robert G. Brown wrote:
>> Getting too big
>> or two small an explosion can either kill your own troops or not kill
>> all of the enemy on an actual battlefield.
> To add some more OT stuff to this thread, I don't think a nuclear weapon
> has ever been used (or even considered being used) to kill troops on a
> battlefield. Some cluster bombs (hey, back on topic! :)) are probably
> enough for this purpose.
> IMHO, a nuclear weapon is mainly a dissuasion weapon, ie, one you claim
> you own to make your ennemies think twice before they strike you. Or
> that you use against civilians to make your point louder, and let your
> ennemies understand they'd better surrender.
> That's why I find the association between "nuclear weapon"
> and "battlefield" a bit irrelevant.
> Other than that, pretty interesting stuff. I'm unfortunately supporting
> your conclusions.
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