I DID fix radios in the US Army National Guard, so I do have that bit of military tactics background. I am highly trained in the diagnosis of a handset as "broken". Also, I can tell if a radio does or does not work simply by turning the proper knobs. I spent 3 months at Fort Sill Oklahoma learning this. I was also an expert at how to fill out the proper paperwork to send "broken" parts back for maintenance at a depot, which presumably exists in China.
The only other bit of military experience I have was a phone call I received once through my tinfoil electromagnetic extraction socks - I honestly thought it was a wrong number at first - from someone who claimed to be the emperor of a tiny planetoid in the Kuiper Belt. When I told him Pluto had been downgraded, #omg he was SO PISSED.
Anyway, this emperor was shopping for new weapons ideas due to his fear of invasion by alien laser wombats, and while at that time I was unfamiliar with the more scientific aspects of that concern, we spent a bit of time brainstorming some useful ideas, ideas that I have often thought of as completely viable on earth which might have some useful application for his tiny planet. oid.
Tire Tosser (kinetic) - Catapults, more specifically trebuchets have been around since the middle ages. We have a lot of old tires and nothing to do with them. Why not make them the enemy's problem? Launching tires at the enemy would create terrific concussive force, easily knocking a man off his feet, and even creating a slight distraction against armored vehicles, which would surely find this an annoyance. It might, in fact anger them greatly, causing them to lose emotional control and make tactical errors, much like throwing a banana at an enemy would cause confusion for a split second, allowing you to gain an advantage(I always recommend throwing a banana FIRST as you enter combat). One drawback, however, would be that throwing tires at the enemy is, in effect, giving them a tool they could easily build their own barricades with, so that drawback would need to be overcome, perhaps through a tire-melting compound fired immediately after the tire. Or tires that disintegrate after a minute or two, self-destructing like the Mission: Impossible tapes.
Two boogers, one stone, as they say.
It is also possible that some slowing effect may result as enemies are "caught" in the slime, but further research is needed to prove this assumption.
As you can see from the picture below, an inventor has created a snot gun designed to remove snot from the user/soldier. In my mind the project is 50% complete: once an efficient delivery device is conceived, the product is weaponized and ready for manufacture by Mattel.
Like the wombats would even CARE about his tiny speck of dirt. In retrospect, the whole affair was insulting, though there was some good brainstorming involved.
Also unfortunate, I didn't realize at the time that my socks were on "roaming", which resulted in a ridiculous sock bill the next month from my carrier let me tell you. I am a bit ashamed to say that I experimented with the Snot Slinger before I sealed the next envelope with my prompt payment. It was a gratifying feeling, however, and also cleared my sinuses.