Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Still further with a list as extracted from: "The Reader's Companion to Military History".
"The Most Important Military Innovations"
A list as compiled by John F. Guilmatin, PhD.
* Copper-headed mace.
* Composite bow.
* Full-rigged ship.
* Military maps.
* Steam power/propulsion.
* Rifled musket.
* Quick-firing artillery.
* Internal combustion engine.
* Radio and radar.
* Computers and transistors.
* Nuclear weapons and nuclear power.
THE RIFLED MUSKET FIRING A CONOIDAL BULLET THAT MOST SIGNIFICANT AND IMPORTANT MILITARY INNOVATION OF ALL TIME? RAPIDITY OF ACCURATE FIRE AT LONGER RANGE THE CASUALTIES AS A PERCENTAGE OF BATTLEFIELD PARTICIPANTS CAUSED BY SUCH A WEAPON WITHOUT PARALLEL.
According to and in the opinion of one acknowledged weapons authority I am familiar with, the Roman gladius and the reflex sight the two most important military technological innovations of the last two-thousand years!!