I’ve been getting really lucky with the lists lately. This is one that I loved writing and researching. It combined a lot of things that I like: history, aviation, obscure battles and weird facts. What I found so interesting about these weapons was that it goes to show you how much engineering predictions can be wrong when the tech actually enters the field. Never underestimate a well designed system. Warfare is a constantly evolving science, but sometimes, outdated weapons are good enough to get the job done. From longbow-wielding commandos to Civil War pikes and World War II biplane bombers, these weapons stuck around longer than they should have.