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Nishat

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#81 15 years ago

I still say 50 Cal... I mean... If u were some german grunt and got hit by it... what would you do? Your a dead man...no one survives a direct 50 cal hit, no one..I mean whatever the munition hits, it blows off that body part... cruel cruelll weapon




Huffardo

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#82 15 years ago

I'd say the mortar too, it was common, accurate and had a good range, although most getting hit by it probably only were wounded.

NishatI still say 50 Cal... I mean... If u were some german grunt and got hit by it... what would you do? Your a dead man...no one survives a direct 50 cal hit, no one..I mean whatever the munition hits, it blows off that body part... cruel cruelll weapon

Sure, a 12,7mm is going to get you down much better than a direct hit from 1000kg bomb or a 152mm shell. :lol:




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#83 15 years ago

If we're asking what is the deadliest weapon of WWII then you gotta think about the question.

Deadliest? Deadly is an attribute of the weapon, how likely it is to kill (to death) it's target. Deadliness is an intrinsic property of a weapon and has nothing to do with how many people it killed. A hydrogen bomb is deadly despite the fact it's never killed anyone (least that I know).

Weapon? Is a B-17 a weapon? Or is the only weapon the bombs onboard. A rifle is a weapon, is a rifleman or rifle platoon a weapon? 1000 bombers?




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#84 15 years ago

WWII Wikepidia style samples: "World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as the largest and deadliest war in human history." "World War II resulted in the direct or indirect death of more than 60 million people, over 3% of the world population at that time." "At least 60 million people died as a result of the war. This figure includes acts of genocide such as the Holocaust and General Ishii Shiro's Unit 731 experiments in Pingfan, incredibly bloody battles in Europe and the Pacific Ocean, and massive bombings of cities, including the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan and the firebombing of Dresden and Pforzheim in Germany. Few areas of the world were unaffected; the war involved the "home front" and bombing of civilians to a new degree. Atomic weapons, jet aircraft, rockets and radar, the blitzkrieg, (or "lightning war"), the massive use of tanks, submarines, torpedo bombers and destroyer/tanker formations, are only a few of many wartime inventions and new tactics that changed the face of the conflict." So deadliest? Atomic bombs, or holocaust. Artillery, was an big one, but for one shot, go for their throat kind of killing? The holocaust was more of an act, than a weapon, but so was dropping two very deadly bombs. Artillery may have been one of the more tactical weapons, and caused more millitary deaths. I couldn't find any numbers by weapon, but check the "died as a result of the war" link, for some really interesting numbers, and charts regarding the deaths. The internet is for more than porn...




czech speacial forces

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#85 15 years ago
NishatI still say 50 Cal... I mean... If u were some german grunt and got hit by it... what would you do? Your a dead man...no one survives a direct 50 cal hit, no one..I mean whatever the munition hits, it blows off that body part... cruel cruelll weapon

the .50 cal. might blow off a blody part. but a mg42 will sure as hell put too many holes in it to count.




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#86 15 years ago

Hi all! Let me bump this thread with a link: http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/korea/reister/ch3.htm Table 40 has some interesting statistics. In WW2, 31.8% of all American battle deaths were caused by bullets (rifles and mg:s I assume). 51.2% of the deaths were caused by shells (bazookas, mortars and arty). I can't think of a reason why the numbers shouldn't be similar for the other nations as well. Cheers,




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#87 15 years ago

BTW welcome to the forums and hoping all your posts are like this(sorry off-topic).




czech speacial forces

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#88 15 years ago

i watched something on about the battle in fallujah. gernades where used a lot but nobody died becuase they covered their face so shrapnel just got stuck in normal flesh. its interesting in the link it shows that like 20% of hits to the head were non fatal. welcome to the forums.




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#89 15 years ago

incindery bombing




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#90 15 years ago
H_v_LuckHi all! Let me bump this thread with a link: http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/korea/reister/ch3.htm Table 40 has some interesting statistics. In WW2, 31.8% of all American battle deaths were caused by bullets (rifles and mg:s I assume). 51.2% of the deaths were caused by shells (bazookas, mortars and arty). I can't think of a reason why the numbers shouldn't be similar for the other nations as well. Cheers,

Thanks for the link. This is what I was getting at. A little research, on the interweb, can settle alot of these, "I think", "I heard" kind of debates. By the numbers, on table forty, it appears that artillery, would be the number one killed in action cause. This appearently does not take into account civilian casualties though, which would change the numbers drastically.