Poison dart ‘bombs’ developed by WWII scientists

Published on June 26th, 2009 | by Admin

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Newly released files have revealed that during WWII, scientists developed special poison darts that were to be dropped from planes in a cluster bomb.

The scientists asked Singer Sewing Machine Company to provide needles to equip the darts, to be laced with a poison that could cause death “within 30 seconds”.

Military planners believed mass deployment of the darts, each weighing just 0.15 ounces (4g), could be more effective against troops on open ground or in trenches than bombs or mustard gas spray.

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One Response to Poison dart ‘bombs’ developed by WWII scientists

  1. Alan says:

    Scientists for what nation?

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