It still makes me shudder when I read a piece of fiction or watch a movie call the sound reducing device affixed to the muzzle of a weapon a silencer. Old habits die hard. But the suppressor, as its correctly known, is a weapon accessory that saw vital service during World War II.
The campaign architects imagined a single plane, flying over the American West Coast, armed with a very special weapon, the Uji bomb.
The 55-pound bomb would be freed over the United States and somewhere between 900 and 660 feet, the case would explode expelling its deadly contents- plague carrying fleas.
Since the age of early civilizations, when plagues were expressions of God’s rage, the devastating effect of disease has methodically rewritten human…Continue