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Depends on your definition of tactical missile, but no. Both Malyutka and TOW were brand new back then. They were first employed a year later in Vietnam, and after that in Middle East. India and Pakistan got their respective versions even later. Reasons could be that neither country was that close to, and important for, the two superpowers (India for the ...


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Teams of mountaineers were a dominant weapon on the Austro-Italian front from 1915 and irrelevant after 1918.


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The atomic bomb was used twice, four days apart, with major effect. It has never been used in-theater since. Despite not being used for the last 75 years, it continues to cast a large geopolitical shadow.


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One can argue that battlecruisers... lightly armored fast capital ships that carried battleship grade main guns... had a short lifespan. They were popular in theory in the naval arms race prior to WW1, but the substantial number of battlecruisers lost at Jutland showed the deficiencies... they weren't fast enough to avoid being hit. The loss of battlecruiser ...


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Question: In the 19th century, do we know how armor changed with respect to guns of the time? ..... it very hard for me to get a general idea of warfare during this time. Short Answer: Beginning in the late 1400's guns made armor more prevalent on the battle field. Not just knights, heavy calvary or nobles but common infantry would fight ...


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I think your question missed it by about a century, give or take. The last generalized use of armor by Western armies is around the 16-17th century, with mostly breastplates and helmets. By the 18th, I am pretty sure it had almost entirely gone and the 19th didn't seem to have much at all. Helmets on cavalry, at most and probably decorative even then. ...


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Another example is the torpedo bomber: an aircraft used to launch anti-ship torpedoes. These were used between 1914 and 1945, but were made obsolete by anti-ship guided missiles. Missiles could be launched from much greater range, greatly reducing the risk to the aircraft and its crew from the target ship's defences. Since homing torpedoes did not exist ...


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Is the halftrack AFV generic enough? A brief upsurge before and during the second World War, but improvements in fully wheeled and fully tracked vehicles rendered it obsolete. The dive bomber also had a brief period of prominence before WWII and early in it, but improvements in air defenses and tactics rendered them suicidal. The armored train was pretty ...


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Here is a chronology of infantry weapons that became dominant, and then were superseded, over the modern time period in fairly short order. The Pike is revived in Europe about 1300 and hits its heyday about the Thirty Years War, exemplified in Cromwell's New Model Army of about the same time period. Dominance is a bit over 400 years (1300 - 1710) The ...


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With the picture material available I would like to challenge the frame of your question. The picture seems to show multiple German soldiers in uniform (although only parts probably because parts were taken off for intensive labor) carrying what looks like it might be a dead body while an armed and properly, but differently uniformed soldier is standing in ...


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Apart from the Germans using quite a few captured weapons and other pieces of equipment, you've also been watching a Netflix work of fiction. Are you sure the footage is historical that you saw, and not staged as part of filming that series? A LOT of WW2 reenactment uses historically incorrect items, most people never notice. And that includes a lot more ...


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Germany captured a significant number of enemy weapons (and in some cases fabrication lines) and issued them to second-line troops. As John pointed out in the link in his comment, the Lee-Enfield became the Gewehr 283(e).


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