durying ww2 they gave soldiers a lot of pills and other stuff to boost the soldiers performance.

durying ww2 they gave soldiers a lot of pills and other stuff to boost the soldiers performance.

why did we stop doing so?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it mattered who won so they tried everything

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    switched to caffine pills and cocaine, unironically.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fucks you up when you come off. Amphetamines and depressants are still avaliable to pilots but there's a good amount of paperwork to do before they use them.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In one of Clancy's final books he talks about the secret sleeping pill available to globetrotting US cabinet level officials.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are there any combat enhancing drugs that actually worked?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Having all of your soldiers become addicts to one of the most damaging and addicting substances yet made isn’t exactly a good idea in a total war scenario. There’s a reason why they were mostly only used in emergencies and in the case of the Brits needed an officers approval to be used.

      Caffeine, why do you think coffee and now energy drinks are so common in the service? Tobacco too, same thing with dip/chew and cigs.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Are there any combat enhancing drugs that actually worked?
      speed made you able to carry a lot more gears without feeling fatigue.
      if you watch amphetamine based drugs they probabily are the best you could get.
      suppreses pain and fear.
      makes you think faster,move faster, boostes your strenght.
      probabily the closest thing to a super soldier since there are many cases were some guys high on crack couldd get mag dumped and still run(even if you break their bones) and some even broken the chains used by cops to keep masturbating.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Amphetamine does work, some of the more vicious and wild version of it are quite scary like Captagon and various forms.
      It'll greatly boost alertness and endurance, ability to take hits that would knock a normal person on their arse. However the cost of course is the downer will wreck the user and they're not exactly capable of any real high functioning decision making or may end up just being a complete fucking mess from over-stimulation.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Turning your troops into methheads in exchange for a few weeks of lightning advance is rarely worth it.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So from what I understand, "Captagon" amphetamine *was* prevalent in the initial Russian onslaught. Baggies were found, and so on. I don't know how that stands considering resource depletion and rural conscripts as opposed to Russian contract soldiers.
    Very cheap, easily available (often produced by Damascus).
    I imagine URK soldiers have whatever chemical stimulant they prefer -

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >why did we stop doing so
    we didn't, we just only hand them out when they're needed. in Gulf Wars 1 and 2 the troops that mattered were all given "go pills" containing a variant of meth.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Somone post the spurdo gif already

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Post it yourself next time, you're lucky I like this gif

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        NTA but it IS a fantastic gif
        Straight outta the Finnish Strategic Meme Reserves

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/SANlEK6.gif

        Post it yourself next time, you're lucky I like this gif

        Something similar actually happened during the winter war funny enough.
        Finnish man named "Aimo Koivunen" was running from a soviet attack and extremely exhausted.
        Decided to pop a pervatin as he was fleeing, he accidentally poured the entire squads ration (aprox 30 tablets), said "fuck it" and swallowed them all.
        Man runs off into the woods, blacks out, then after coming too realized his company had caught up with him, noticed he was completely fried and confiscated his ammo for everyone's safety before leaving him behind when he remained unresponsive.
        He then went on to trip fucking balls for two weeks in the Finnish woods, burn a cabin down accidentally while he was in it, get blown up by a land mine, eat a bird raw and was finally recovered after being spotted by a plane lying in a field and being brought to hospital by Finnish and German troops.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Actually it may not have been the winter war, but WW2 itself, memory is kinda hazy.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Emergency E&E meth for pilots is a thing

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    (You) (Massive) (Fagat)
    >why did we stop doing so?
    "We" didn't, you fucking, know-nothing shitwit. "We" use precisely calibrated drug cocktails for specific missions & purposes today.

    The Germans stopped using meth in WWII because it was costing them men, battles, equipment, advances, etc. Turns out that burned out meth heads make incredibly poor soldiers. The Allies stopped using meth on their soldats almost immediately afterward; they had only been using it to keep up with the Germans ... before everyone did some research and discovered that pumping your soldiers full of meth was a way to guarantee a loss. Unless the enemy you were facing was also burned out on meth.

    3 seconds on google, (You) massive fagat:
    > search string "germany pervitin meth"

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because individual soldiers haven't been the deciding factor in major wars for over two centuries.
    Pills wont do shit against drone corrected fire-support or air assets. Maybe a crazy bastard will stop a tank push with a suicidal AT hit but him and his buddies will be exploded soon after and the push resumed.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because drugs give you diminishing returns the more you use them. As the life expectancy of soldiers goes up the effectiveness of anything you can consider a combat drug goes down.
    If the average life expectancy of a soldier was 50 days then pump them full of whatever since they'll be dead soon anyway.

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