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  1. Apparently this picture was taken in a german dugout during 14-18, anybody got any clues what it is?

  2. semaphore machine????
  3. Contraption for drying your dixies?
  4. sniper detector
  5. [​IMG]

    Hand driven rotary target machine.

    Volunteers to turn the handle needed :D
  6. It's a poo flinging machine. Those little paddles have been turned to the side.

    ia drill

    upon the approach of the enemy the No2. is to load the device with stools taken from the elsan. When all paddles are fully charged the No2. is to shout "ready". Upon reciept of the word of command the No.1 will then begin to crank the machine at a furious rate, thus launching the projectiles at the onrushing enemy, who will be so appalled as to fall back in disarray.

    ...apparently :wink:
  7. It's BBC's dining table cutlery.

    Each paddle is loaded with a super sized Ginsters, rotated at 600 Pies Per Minute.
  8. Why didn't I think of that?
  9. You did. Aunty copied your homework and handed it in first.
  10. It's a contraption for smacking the kids when you're too busy watching telly.
  11. Why has part of the photo been "photoshopped" ?
  12. It looks like there was something written across the image maybe?,
    Oh and how about it being a tactical pancake dispenser.
  13. Mechanical sock drier

  14. A crude form of grenade launcher. No.1 observes the target. No.2 rotates the handle, vigorously. Insufficient vigour may lead to misfires. No.3 faces the device at 45 degrees and tosses a string of grenades at it. The paddle strikes the grenade and lofts it high in the air in a forward direction. The whole device is tilted backwards for elevation.

    In emergency, multiple throwers could be employed to increase the rate of fire.

    Warnings: Accurate lobbing is necessary to avoid a Blue on Blue. As a training method for No.3, pies may be substituted for grenades, or turds for difficult cases. Under sustained use, it will be necessary to relieve No. 2 regularly as a drop in rotation speed has a proportional effect on range.
  15. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Sniper detector!