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Throwback Thursday: Elephant Mounted Machine Gun
Maybe this should be the new logo for the GOP!
They also have their uses in the penal system...
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.
I think this is a BS publicity shot, not something you would actually try to employ.
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.
Personally, I think Alexander had a trick to keep them alive when crossing the Alps. Possibly involving wine and small rodents. Just my theory.
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!
Why is the photo TRUNKATED at the bottom?
I wouldn’t want to be on that critter when they set that thing off right next to those ears!
War Donkey - Circa 2012
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.
"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."
The proper way to attack one mounted on an elephant:
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.
Sounds like something a person in Alabama who can't decide whether to root for Bama or Auburn would say.