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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasAviator View Post
    It could always be worse for the Bat. During WWII there were plans to drop bats with incendiary devices attached to them. The bats would hide in buildings in Japan, where wood and paper were major construction materials, the devices would go off (still attached) and set tons of small fires.
    Wasn't that the plan that came undone when they tried testing it, and the bats all flew into a hangar or another outbuilding at the base and torched it?
    I hate it when an otherwise clever plan reveals a flaw at the worst possible time...


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    I like bats. They don't bother me and they eat mosquitoes. Win win for me.

    Glad it was ok, but I wonder what it was doing sitting on the ground at all.

    Btw, the most screaming I've ever heard was when a bat got into the girls dorm I lived in in college. That was fun!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Texheim View Post
    When did your wife grow wings......
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    the real question is, did you see a robin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TXEric View Post
    Wasn't that the plan that came undone when they tried testing it, and the bats all flew into a hangar or another outbuilding at the base and torched it?
    I hate it when an otherwise clever plan reveals a flaw at the worst possible time...
    You sir are correct!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texheim View Post
    When did your wife grow wings......

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXEric View Post
    Wasn't that the plan that came undone when they tried testing it, and the bats all flew into a hangar or another outbuilding at the base and torched it?
    I hate it when an otherwise clever plan reveals a flaw at the worst possible time...
    They were a bit uncontrollable, but that didn't sink the tests. Since they were going to be dropping them on Japan and the whole country was a target it didn matter exactly where they went.

    They actually did quite a bit of damage to the base they were testing
    Captain Carr stated in an interim report: 'The bats used at Carlsbad weighed an average of nine grams. They could carry eleven grams without any trouble and eighteen grams satisfactorily, but twenty-two grams appeared to be excessive. These didn't fly very far, and three returned in a few minutes to the building where we were working. One flew underneath, one landed on the roof, and one attached itself to the wall. The ones with eleven-gram dummies flew out of sight. The next day an examination of the grounds around a ranch house about two miles away from the point of release disclosed two dummies inside the porch, one beside the house, and one inside the barn.'
    Tests continued, and more than 6,000 bats were used in the experiments. In a report dated June 8, 1943, Carr stated that if further tests were to be carried out, a better time-delay parachute-type container, new clips and a simplified time-delay igniter should be designed. He added that 'testing was concluded…when a fire destroyed a large portion of the test material.' What he didn't point out was that a barracks, a control tower and other buildings at the Carlsbad auxiliary field had been set afire by the bats on the not-yet-occupied base.
    Source: Top Secret WWII Bat and Bird Bomber Program

    Based on those results it could be considered a success... Had it been Japanese soil.

    What really did the plan in was the the A Bomb.
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    Well it actually blows to be that bat. Teehee. It is weird that it was hanging tight with the leaves. Could be it was having lots of little bat baby's..Wonder if you'll have a nest soon around your office.
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