“Bat Bombs”

“Bat Bombs”

This is an article I found on the “Giant’s Shoulders” blog. It was an article that described a type of weapon that the United States government considered using against the Japanese in World War II. The weapon described was a bomb filled with over 800 bats and each bat had a small incendiary device attached to it. The idea was that the bomb would be released and the bats would scatter to nest in various areas. The incendiary devices would detonate sometime later causing multiple fires across a large area. A considerable amount of money was invested in the project. However, it was eventually given up on because it became evident that the Manhattan Project, which led to the creation of the atomic bomb, would be completed first.

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