Originally posted by StephenLawson@Jul 1 2004, 05:48 AM
[b] Why?* When you can deliver them by artillery shell and not chance loosing an aircraft and crew.
Range. Chemical bombs certainly existed by the early twenties so it's tempting to speculate that they were available during the war. Gas bombs were deployed by both sides during the second great unpleasentness but used only by the Japanese AFAIK. In the sixties and seventies I excersized against aircraft delivering chemical weapons in aerosol form, probably the preferred method to-day. Except of course, we don't have any, do we?