Random/Peculiar Images

Ladyloafer

Abominable Snowman
Joined
Feb 21, 2019
Messages
529
Likes
1,020
Points
133
i don't know if this is actually real?

Troops of the Royal Scots Regiment demonstrate their Grantapault in Belfast, Northern Ireland in July 1970. It is a huge catapult named after its inventor, regimental Sergeant Major Alex Grant, unseen. It is used to fire CS gas over the heads of advancing rioters into a head wind. Rioters are then (in theory) caught between the gas behind them and the advancing troops at their front. (AP Photo/Peter Kemp)​
What could possibly go wrong?
PA-11410180-2-1024x690.jpg PA-11410054-1024x678.jpg PA-11410142-1-1024x685.jpg
 

escargot

Disciple of Marduk
Joined
Aug 24, 2001
Messages
26,128
Likes
22,862
Points
309
Location
HM The Tower of London
i don't know if this is actually real?
It's hard to believe it could be tested in a residential street, apparently facing houses.
Looks like a real Belfast location though as there's an RUC building behind the soldiers. You could find that on Google Maps if it's still standing.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 19, 2003
Messages
48,675
Likes
20,630
Points
284
Location
Eblana
It's hard to believe it could be tested in a residential street, apparently facing houses.
Looks like a real Belfast location though as there's an RUC building behind the soldiers. You could find that on Goggle Maps if it's still standing.
The Cromer Light Foot were based in Belfast at the time.
 

escargot

Disciple of Marduk
Joined
Aug 24, 2001
Messages
26,128
Likes
22,862
Points
309
Location
HM The Tower of London

EnolaGaia

I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...
Staff member
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
13,289
Likes
15,432
Points
309
Location
Out of Bounds

EnolaGaia

I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...
Staff member
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
13,289
Likes
15,432
Points
309
Location
Out of Bounds

Tigerhawk

Dazed and confused...
Joined
Jan 20, 2016
Messages
1,968
Likes
2,094
Points
154
Location
Skaro

pandacracker

Ephemeral Spectre
Joined
Jan 16, 2004
Messages
454
Likes
891
Points
124
I've seen this before. Seemed to me that nobody would want to live there because there's nothing but identical houses. No gardens or parking spots, for a start.
It's catastrophically bad isn't it.

What did they think would be it's sure fire selling point? They prepared for a lot of buyers.
 
Top