Fun fact: Russians at one point in WWII actually trained dogs to wear suicide vests so they could run under tanks and blow them up. I don't think they actually used it in battle but this was for a time a weapon in development.
@Midnite St0rm, my favorite kind of fun fact. Dogs getting trained to die in a war between humans. So fun
@Midnite St0rm, that fact wasn't fun at all
@Basil Fawlty, well in the context of a war between humans; your side loses if it runs out of humans so you need to keep as many humans alive as possible
@Richard Cypher, hilariously enough, the chaos of the battlefield scared the dogs so that they more often returned to the troops that deployed the dog. And promptly blew them up
@Midnite St0rm, if I recall my facts correctly, they trained them to run under tanks, but they used Russian tanks in the training, with predictable results.
@BigGoodWolf, the reason for that is the Russian tanks ran on Diesel but the Germans ran on gasoline. So when the dogs trained to track the tank by it's exhaust ran to the German panzers and was the wrong smell they searched for the Russian tanks.
@Midnite St0rm, they were. However they were trained using the wrong tank, so they run to the wrong tank and blow up Soviet’s.
@Midnite St0rm, the US attempted to make a guided bomb by strapping a cat into a steering device and throwing it out if an airplane
@ Tobias Widower, that is hilarious
They're good soldiers
@CrispClean, Sergant Bront
Harrowing footage from the Eastern Front-1943 colorized.
*throws tennis ball behind enemy lines*
Enemy: “Is it a grenade?!”
*Enemy doggo tank turns around and runs towards enemy*
Enemy: “No... IT’S A TENNIS BALL!”
*Enemy doggo tank defeats the entire enemy army while wagging his tail*
Cry 'Havoc!', and let slip the dogs of war
Lt. Aldo Raine: That's what I like to hear. But I got a word of warning for all you would-be warriors. When you join my command, you take on debit. A debit you owe me personally. Each and every dog under my command owes me one hundred Nazi cat scalps. And I want my cat scalps. And all y'all will git me one hundred Nazi cat scalps, taken from the heads of one hundred dead Nazis cats. Or you will die tryin'.
Can someone extend this to like 5min