Photos Less common weapons of WW1

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Some were experimental and never adopted.

Like this "pistol helmet". I can't imagine a use for it.
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French periscopic sight for Lebel rifle.
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This one's actually from WW2. German Krummlauf for shooting around corners
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Similar concept for a larger weapon
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Low profile firing manhole cover
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Periscopic sight in use by Australians at Gallipoli
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Slingshot style grenade laumcher
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Same again
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German battery of rifle grenade launchers
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French "Little Toad" mine thrower
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Battery of German grenade launchers. Notice gas alarm bell behind them
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French launchers - not sure what type
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British Leavens gas cannon
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Guidetti launcher

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Not sure what type is shown here - appears to be French
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Acoustic locators of the First World War. Used to detect aircraft and artillery.
Gone with the advent of radars however there are rumors that NSA still use them to eavesdrop on citizens during power outages ;)
 

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