That Time the Italian Military Experimented with Parasheep

6th January 2018

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Whether it’s flying tanks , literal bat bombs, surprisingly effective pigeon guided missiles, chicken heated nuclear weapons, or dogs that are trained to gruesomely take down tanks, humans have been using animals in war in a variety of bizarre ways. Today we’re here to talk about yet another seemingly absurd animal war-time event of the 20th century that actually turned out to be something of a revolution in warfare- parasheep.

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Sources:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2010/09/old-weird-tech-parachuting-sheep-edition/63126/
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/160974648/
http://www.marines.mil/Portals/59/Publications/FMFRP%2012-13%20%20Maneuver%20in%20War.pdf?ver=2012-10-11-164059-607
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Italo-Ethiopian_War

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