Fire Hedgehog Used by the red army the plane a TU-2 was loaded with 88 PPSH like machine guns. Due to the limited range of the machine guns it flew at low altitudes and on seeing an enemy regiment the pilot would open the doors and shower them with lead. The ground troops would not stand a chance against 88 machine gun firing at the same time a combined 80,000 rounds per minute.
An American corporal aims a Colt M1895 atop a Sri Lankan elephant, 1914. The reason why the corporal is atop the elephant is a mystery but elephants were never a weapons platform adopted by the US Army. It’s probably a publicity picture, not something the army would actually try to employ. The elephant would not respond well to the sound of that machine gun a few inches from his ears.
Churchill 3" Gun Carrier, A22D was an attempt to put a high-velocity gun on tank chassis to give fire power to match the German 88mm gun. No British tank was big enough to take a gun heavier than the 6 pdr, and it was therefore decided to fit a gun in a limited traverse mount in the hull of a Churchill tank.
COWGIRL WANNABEES are everywhere! Taken in The Fancy Dress Studio at 37 Oxford Street, London, which provided the costumes for its sitters. I believe the horse has had the benefit of taxidermy... See two other shots with similar contents.