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Are there any more information on this Article from WW1? This is completely insane but interesting nontheless.


http://www.greatwardifferent.com/Great_War/Science_Fiction/Science_Fiction_01.htm




-- Edited by Doggowitz at 01:08, 2006-01-03

-- Edited by Doggowitz at 01:09, 2006-01-03

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Unfortunately the Great War  In a Different Light Web site seems to have died which is a great shame as it some good material on it (apart from the sci fi). Your link no longer raises it nor does the link I've been using for some time.

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Oh no! It works! I just mistyped! Here is the correction:


You only have to make a Fiction out of the Fic tion in the link.



-- Edited by Doggowitz at 12:14, 2006-01-03

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One can actually just about make out the words in that article. Fascinatingly naive, it's very much part of the 'the future will be rather like the present, only bigger' school of thought! After all, the Gyro-Cruiser is simply(!) a titanic motorcycle armoured and armed. There is mention on the second page of an electric gun which eventually might be developed to fire 19-in calibre, 19-feet long(!) shells 25-miles. Quite how a shell that long would stabilise itself is not addressed...

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Roger Todd wrote:


One can actually just about make out the words in that article. Fascinatingly naive, it's very much part of the 'the future will be rather like the present, only bigger' school of thought! After all, the Gyro-Cruiser is simply(!) a titanic motorcycle armoured and armed. There is mention on the second page of an electric gun which eventually might be developed to fire 19-in calibre, 19-feet long(!) shells 25-miles. Quite how a shell that long would stabilise itself is not addressed...


Naive yes but not isolated. Don't forget that there was a proposal made to produce a gyro stabilised bicycle version of the Tsar tank in effect the Gyro Cruiser. The concept first appears briefly (in a civilian guise) in H G Wells' The Sleeper Wakes as a giant butchers meat carrier with racks of carcasses rather than gun gondolas.


In WW2 the Germans had two seperate projects to develop electric guns the first was run by Seimens under a Herr Muck and would have required solenoids running up a hill side and a power station using much of the output of the Lille coal field. It was another of Hitler's build me a gun to bombard London pet schemes and was one of the first projects Speer squelched in 1943 . The second was a late 1944 'wonder weapon' project proposed by Gesellschaft für Geratbau to produce an AA gun firing explosive shells at the incredible rate of 6,00 rounds per minute and a velocity of nearly 2,000 m/sec. A linear induction motor was used. A test rig achieved the velocity and the gun was nearly completed when the Americans capyured it, shipped it off to the US, completed  and tested it. It appears to have worked but needed such vast amounts of electricity as to render it impractical.



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Doggowitz wrote:


Oh no! It works! I just mistyped! Here is the correction: You only have to make a Fiction out of the Fic tion in the link.-- Edited by Doggowitz at 12:14, 2006-01-03

Something odd. Even if I go into straight forward http://www.greatwardifferent.com I get through to a message telling me that it has expired.

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Really odd. Some hours ago it worked. Mmmh seems the site is down. What a pity.



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Bloody hell, it really is down! I just get one of those annoying pages that bombards you with popups!


Hopefully, the chap who runs it is just changing over to another ISP and he simply hasn't synchronised it very well. It would be a tragedy if it disappeared for good!



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Phew  it isn't just me then. I thought I might have picked up a trojan. My popup supressor also is working.


I hope the site remerges.



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Actually, when I said 'bombarded with popups', I meant one...


But that's enough,edited TR



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I can get to the site fine on all these links. What's going on?


We've had these machines before, by the way.



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Wow! It works again! It was temporary down I guess.

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yes its back up and there are some new articles on it as well!


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Here is a scary picture of a Sci-Fi First World War Tank???????


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What the Hell is that!!!??? Looks like a giant armored shrimp... :D


Do have any background info on that or at least an readable closeup of the text?



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Sorry thats all I have, I was sent it awhile back, From a friend in England, he said it came from an old War magazine from there.


It is freaky as Hell isn't it.


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No problem. Thanks for this very (!) imaginative tank'.

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Hi!
There is very good Japanese animated film "Hauru Moving Castle" (or "Howl's Moving Castle") about the Great War, similar to WWI but not exactly.
One of the protagonists has his own "moving castle", very similar to those on that website.
Very good, serious wise film, not idiotic cartoon. The same director as "Spirited Away".

Picture:

http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/0347149/Ss/0347149/CASTLE.jpg?path=gallery&path_key=0347149

And link to the more informations about the film:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0347149/

Cheers!
G.

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Now that is a beast


By the way it is a very good film.


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Tim R



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