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Old 02-27-2011, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Rodolphe View Post
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Never heard of the "Para-slasher"

As Britain prepared for the final stand against invasion, one of the less orthodox weapons to be considered was the "Para-slasher".
It was invented by a WW1 veteran, Squadron Leader George Lowdell, Commending Officer of 7 EFTS at Desford in Leicestershire.
Effectively a farmer's scythe on an 8ft pole : it was designed to hinge down below a Tiger Moths fuselage and cut through a descending paratrooper's canopy,
or to harry forces on the ground. In the hands of Lowdell, an acknowledged pre-war 'crazy flying' expert, the Paraslasher proved surprisingly effective.




...George Lowdell practising on a life-size canvas of Mussolini.............................The blade retracted.................................................. ............Lift the handle, push downwards to lower the blade.


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Now thats slightly disturbing...
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