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« Reply #15 on: 27 April 2010, 03:43:24 PM »

Radar.
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« Reply #16 on: 27 April 2010, 04:11:49 PM »

It's interesting how this ones gone.  No votes for radar, which saved thousands of lives, and without which we'd probably have lost the war?


Thats because the War was not lost because the radar, but because the Italians. (they did not won anything since Cannas  Wink )

(hope I did not offend to any italian fellow of the forum )
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« Reply #17 on: 27 April 2010, 06:11:54 PM »

What was the most significant MILITARY invention/development of the 20th Century?


Overall...i'll settle on 2.

Automatic small arms (especially the AK47)
Radio
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« Reply #18 on: 28 April 2010, 02:48:18 PM »

Of course, there is always the hydrogen bomb and the SSBM - together probably the main reason why we have not had WWIII.
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« Reply #19 on: 28 April 2010, 07:45:18 PM »

I'd argue the H-bomb isn't really a military development though.  More a political one...
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« Reply #20 on: 29 April 2010, 12:51:29 PM »

It's got to be the PzKpfw xxi

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« Reply #21 on: 29 April 2010, 01:38:08 PM »

More a political one...

Politics by other means, and all that.
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« Reply #22 on: 29 April 2010, 03:47:09 PM »

It's got to be the PzKpfw xxi

http://tinyurl.com/PzKpfw-xxi

Alan

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« Reply #23 on: 03 May 2010, 04:11:57 AM »

The Fembots
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« Reply #24 on: 03 May 2010, 05:13:31 PM »

The Fembots

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« Reply #25 on: 02 June 2010, 07:13:54 PM »

No one has mentioned diodes. After all a transistor is merely two diodes back to back ...  Huh?

I am also a fan of the Pz XXI.
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« Reply #26 on: 04 June 2010, 03:39:32 PM »

No way. The greatest development of the XXth century is the washing machine.
Think about how much time women have now to take care of us...
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« Reply #27 on: 06 June 2010, 04:25:13 PM »

The Turbojet engine.
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« Reply #28 on: 06 June 2010, 05:07:08 PM »

The Turbojet engine.

More important than the combustion engine?
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« Reply #29 on: 06 June 2010, 05:27:33 PM »

More important than the combustion engine?
While heavily refined in the 20th century, the internal combustion piston engine is a 19th century invention - diesel's patent was 1894, for example.
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