The Wheezers & Dodgers: The Inside Story of Clandestine Weapon Development in World War II Gerald Pawle

ISBN: 9781848320260

Published: April 1st 2009

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297 pages


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The Wheezers & Dodgers: The Inside Story of Clandestine Weapon Development in World War II  by  Gerald Pawle

The Wheezers & Dodgers: The Inside Story of Clandestine Weapon Development in World War II by Gerald Pawle
April 1st 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 297 pages | ISBN: 9781848320260 | 6.25 Mb

This is the fascinating story of the Admiraltys Department of Miscellaneous Weapon Development, the so-called Wheezers and Dodgers, and the many ingenious weapons and devices it invented, improved or perfected.returncharacterreturncharacterTheMoreThis is the fascinating story of the Admiraltys Department of Miscellaneous Weapon Development, the so-called Wheezers and Dodgers, and the many ingenious weapons and devices it invented, improved or perfected.returncharacterreturncharacterThe author was one of a group of officers with engineering or scientific backgrounds who were charged with the task of winning the struggle for scientific mastery between the Allies and the Germans in what Churchill enthusiastically called the wizard war.

Their work ranged from early stop-gap weapons like the steam-powered Holman projector, via great success stories like the Hedgehog anti-submarine mortar, to futuristic experiments with rockets, a minefield that could be sown in the sky, and the spectacularly dangerous Great Panjandrum, a giant explosive Catherine-wheel intended to storm enemy beaches.returncharacterreturncharacterThe development of these and many other extraordinary inventions, their triumphs and disasters, is told with panache and humour, and a diverse group of highly imaginative and eccentric figures emerge from the pages.



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