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Project Orcon - The pigeon guided missile.

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 7:30pm 7 Comments

Project Orcon (short for organic control) aka Project pigeon, has to rank as one of the most outlandish weapons projects of the 20th century.  It was the brainchild of American animal behaviorist Burrhus Frederic Skinner, and built on his own work on operant conditioning in the 1930s.

The Gist of the device was to place three specially trained pigeons into compartments in the nose of…

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Hedgehog Tank

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

The Matilda Hedgehog is a rather interesting development of the A12 Matilda 2 infantry tank.  Having been retired from service after the Allied victory in North Africa a number of these indomitable old machines ended up shipped to Australia, mostly they were the close support versions with 3 inch tank howitzers and they gave dependable service against the…

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At 3:52pm on January 18, 2012, Larry said…

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