Post by Tomatolake on Sept 12, 2019 7:56:35 GMT -5
Like all inventions, the first thing we do with it is see if it has a military use.
There are a few examples of electricity being used directly in warfare, I think the first was in the Russo-Japanese war where the Russians hooked the barbed wire around the besieged city of Port Arthur into the cities power grid. The result being that it blew the arms off any Japanese soldiers who tried to cut it.
More recently the Iraqi's ran power cables directly into the swamp during the battle of the Marshes around Basara, in the Iran Iraq war. This made the area impenetrable for the Iranian human wave tactics.
I'm sure there are other examples of this, that I don't know. Was barbed wire ever electrified in WWI or II???
Has any other defender ever electrified a body of water to prevent attack??
Any other uses for electricity in warfare. Tesla coils???