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war elephant Pictures, Images and Photos The WWI era elephant is just a 20th century version of this earlier tactical use of elephants in warfare
1 posted on 02/15/2013 8:38:24 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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Throwback Thursday: Elephant Mounted Machine Gun

http://www.guns.com/2013/02/14/throwback-thursday-elephant-mounted-machine-gun/


2 posted on 02/15/2013 8:39:35 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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3 posted on 02/15/2013 8:42:23 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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Maybe this should be the new logo for the GOP!


5 posted on 02/15/2013 8:44:51 PM PST by cruise_missile
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"...earlier tactical use of elephants in warfare..."

They also have their uses in the penal system...


6 posted on 02/15/2013 8:46:47 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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Possible armored field transportation to repel the Anti US Constitution Hordes as they try to Occupy the huge storage sites for Social Security Stockpiles of live Ammunition.


8 posted on 02/15/2013 8:48:32 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Law s, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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9 posted on 02/15/2013 8:49:20 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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Pachyn heat.


10 posted on 02/15/2013 8:49:49 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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Ya know, I have a feeling that elephant would not respond well to the sound of that machine gun a few inches from his ears.

I think this is a BS publicity shot, not something you would actually try to employ.

16 posted on 02/15/2013 9:02:26 PM PST by Ditto
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The 1895 was the result of a Navy inquiry. They asked Colt if they could develop a machine gun capable or raking an opposing ship’s decks or superstructure for 5 minutes solid.

Colt asked Browning if he could develop a machine gun which would do that. Browning came up with the model 1895.

The gun was tested in Colt’s basement with John doing the firing using belted ammo that was long enough to cover the entire 5 minutes.

At the end of 5 minutes the gun had performed perfectly but everyone there said they believed Browning had raised all the ghosts in the area from the noise.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 9:02:37 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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And from that comes the phrase "he's seen the elephant" and the inclusion of elephants in one of the 'Lord of the Rings' movies.

Personally, I think Alexander had a trick to keep them alive when crossing the Alps. Possibly involving wine and small rodents. Just my theory.

/johnny

18 posted on 02/15/2013 9:03:36 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Want!


20 posted on 02/15/2013 9:11:22 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Yeah, I’m just going to put this one in the “really bad ideas” column.

Heck, true cavalry was obsolete at this time, though dragoons perhaps were not. But elephants!? Please God, no!


29 posted on 02/15/2013 9:24:37 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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Why is the photo TRUNKATED at the bottom?


37 posted on 02/15/2013 9:38:23 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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I wouldn’t want to be on that critter when they set that thing off right next to those ears!


39 posted on 02/15/2013 9:39:38 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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War Donkey - Circa 2012

48 posted on 02/15/2013 11:08:20 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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Note the ears—this is a large African Elephant. The Carthaginians and Sudanese learned to domesticate the African Elephant and with them gave fits to the Romans. We have lost the art of domesticating this breed of Elephant. If they could be used to help the people of Africa, as they have the peoples of Asia, it would go along way to preserving them. Today they are seen only as tourist attractions or producers of Ivory—and competitors for food. They will be driven to extinction unless they can be domesticated and used as—grass fueled tractors by man. PETA people might object to this but With the world the way it is it might be there only hope.


53 posted on 02/16/2013 2:39:45 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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"If he pulls that trigger, I am going to dump him on his Clymer and stomp him so fast he'll be talking to St. Peter before he knows what happened."

59 posted on 02/16/2013 8:28:32 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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The proper way to attack one mounted on an elephant:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mXeuJOfUNM


60 posted on 02/16/2013 8:41:13 AM PST by Rebelbase ( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
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Let's not forget Hannibal Dobbs

But seriously, I remember seeing T.A. Edison's film "Electrocution of an Elephant". I think it was intended as anti-Westinghouse, to show how dangerous DC current was.

It was a real execution, though, of an "alleged" rogue elephant. Topsy killed three men after a drunk fed her a cigarette. Poor Topsy.

66 posted on 02/17/2013 8:18:01 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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War Elephant

Sounds like something a person in Alabama who can't decide whether to root for Bama or Auburn would say.

73 posted on 02/17/2013 12:22:57 PM PST by dfwgator
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