My biggest would be Gunpowder, basically meant the end of castles and surrounding cities with wallsGame changer throughout warfare?
How about centrefire rifle and ammunition?
The invention of the submarine?
Long life field rations?
The internal combustion engine?
And as already pointed out, the Atmoic bomb.
Attempting to train large numbers of fighter pilots to fly US/Euro fighters does not IMO sound like a particularly efficient or effective use of resources.One thing that I find a little annoying, is the dribble effect of military aid to Ukraine.
I understand that troops need to be trained to use such gear, and that it just does not materialise from scratch. But I really hope that there are hundreds of pilots being trained to fly modern fighter/attack aircraft somewhere and that a huge and decisive military aid package is on the way and soon. Because atm, it seems that we are only prolonging an eventual defeat at the cost of hundreds of thousands of lives.
Fair questions with probably ugly and unpredictable answers.Well if the west is going to defeat Russia, then they need to do more than send a couple of hundred tanks, and money.
If they want this to truly be over, then they will have to provide decisive force them selves, because as it stands, it's been over a year now, and no victory is imminent for either side. We are prolonging Ukraine's survival at best.
I get the politics. Is Putin really prepared to "push the button?"
Do we really think we can drag this out for a few more years until Russia withdraw, unconditionally? All the while Ukraine dies a slow death....
Naah. They just went from vertical high curtain walls to sloped, angled thick low walls with cannon in embrasures. There were star forts all over Europe before long, e.g. one of quite a few I've visited - Lille · FranceMy biggest would be Gunpowder, basically meant the end of castles and surrounding cities with walls
Completely off topic but I love the look of the star forts and if I was a stupidly rich billionaire, would likely build one to live in.