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Nothing new under the sun...

This is the CornerShot, an Israeli development that allows the Sayeret units of the IDF to shoot, erm, round corners:



There's a longer video, but with very annoying music, here.

Youtube commentators and the like are suitably impressed, but this is by no means a new thing. The Germans had something similar, if a little more basic during the war, with the krummer lauf:




Having 'fessed up the other week to having had far too much interest in matters military when a child, I suppose I ought to admit that I remembered the krummer lauf, if not its name, from a series on 'amazing weapons of WWII' or somesuch in a comic I used to read.... A little light googling later, and voilà.

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Blogger Guthrum said... 7:06 pm

This worrying as soon as the video started playing, I thought the Germans had something this in WW2, read down and there it is, what sort of childhood did we have !!  



Blogger Croydonian said... 10:11 am

Guthrum - pleased to hear it.  



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