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Bat bombs


In the United States, there was a serious World War II proposal to drop bats carrying tiny incendiary bombs over Japan, hence creating bat bombs. The plan was to set the incendiary bombs on timed ignition, so that they would explode after the bats had roosted in Japanese buildings, causing widespread fires and chaos. The bat bomb proposal was considered seriously enough that government researchers actually tested incendiary devices, performed assessments of bat weight-carrying ability, and set some military facilities on fire by accidentally releasing armed bats. Despite (or perhaps because of) these tests, bat bombs were never used operationally.


More on the Bat bomb: http://www.afa.org/magazine/1990/1090bat.html




It would have been cool to see one of these in action.

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