Another one of Walt disneys many propaganda movies. The capabilites of the Boys AT rifle may have been exagerated, but it nicely shows the real rate of fire of the Boys. *stares at devs* ;)
I didn't make it!
lol i watched all three of them.....very nice, i know now how to use a AT gun :p
Us army and also allies use a lot of video to give a better training to the new recruit and shorten the time of training. I don't remember the percentage but it must be something like 30%.
Hilarious. I didn't know Disney produced any of these, and if I hadn't seen the titles, I would have assumed from the look and "feel" of the animation that these were Warner Bros. "Looney Tunes".
FH accounts for the time your soldier needs to pop his shoulder back into place.
Pretty elaborate video for such a crappy anti-tank gun. You'll notice they don't mention the german equivalent has much more penetration power and less recoil :lol:
Life would be so much more awsome if we still made propaganda cartoons like this. *Looks at devs* I want that hideaway horse gentlemen.
On a more serious note, how in hades could commanders, who had some inkling of what actual combat vs. German armor was like, even watch something that pretends the Boys could destroy light armor and disable and/or kill the crew of medium and heavy armor, much less order your troops to watch and trust it?
To me it's just the same old problem of bad bosses ignoring the obstacles that face the people who do the actual work. There was a huge problem in WWI with British staff officers coming up with insane, hopelessly doomed plans that got people tens of thousands of soldiers needlessly killed because the staffers didn't take the time to learn what the situation and terrain was really like on the froint line. That kind of waste of men's lives would have ended if it had been required that every staff officer participate as a junior officer (Lt. or Capt.) in any op that he had approved.
Same thing with the American Army asses (among whom was Patton IIRC) who cynically decided in 1942/43, when it was becoming clear that the Sherman couldn't even match the PzIV F2, much less the Tiger which was just coming out, that the US would just outproduce and out-reinforce Germany. It would take "too much time and trouble" to design a new American tank, so they decided to sacrifice thousands of tankers by pretending the Sherman was a good tank. It was 1945 before US armor could stand a chance with German tanks. Those jerks should have been required to do just 30 days in a combat zone in the Sherman they thought was just fine.
Montgomery sort of did the same thing when he snidely dismissed Allied troops' concerns over the then-unstoppbale Tiger, as "Tiger Fever", and implied that real men could stop a Tiger with no problem. Monty should have been handed a PIAT, or shown the nearest Matilda, and asked to demonstrate on some advancing Tigers.
That would stop that crap cold. All most soldiers want is the right tools to do the job, and a fair chance of accomplishing it. Propaganda like the Boys peice fooled no one I suspect.
Wha, Canadian forces didn't really dress as roosters while taking aim at the panzer Hitler was in?
Why did the tanks have Swiss markings...