Saturday, May 24, 2008

“Nicknamed the Davy Crocket, it could take down more than bears…”

In a break from events on the Hill comes this darkly comical clip from the History Channel on the M65 “Davy Crocket” recoilless nuclear rifle.

Key lines: “If there were a military failed inventions hall of fame, there would surely be a place for the nuclear rifle, developed in the Cold War ‘60s, the M65. … The Davy Crocket was hampered by one nagging flaw. … Its maximum firing range of about 3 miles meant it couldn’t fire its payload beyond the radius of the resulting fallout.”

Especially disturbing is that the M65 handlers strangely resemble the New Wave band, Devo…

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