The Department of Miscellaneous Weapons Development (DMWD), known colloquially as the Wheezers and Dodgers, was a department of the Admiralty responsible for the development of various unconventional weapons during World War II. The nickname was derived from their original title, the Inspectorate of Anti-Aircraft Weapons and Devices, IAAWD, (an office of Admiral Somerville) which was corrupted to "Instigator of Anti-Aircraft Wheezes and Dodges". Charles Goodeve was responsible for its expansion from an Inspectorate and widening of its role.

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  • El Departamento de Desarrollo de Armas Diversas (Department of Miscellaneous Weapons Development, DMWD) fue una unidad del Almirantazgo británico organizada al inicio de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Estaba encargada de crear nuevas armas y de evaluar los proyectos que le enviaban ciudadanos normales y corrientes deseosos de contribuir a la derrota de la Alemania nazi. Su éxito principal fue el Erizo (Hedgehog) un arma antisubmarina que fue muy útil en la batalla del Atlántico. (es)
  • The Department of Miscellaneous Weapons Development (DMWD), known colloquially as the Wheezers and Dodgers, was a department of the Admiralty responsible for the development of various unconventional weapons during World War II. The nickname was derived from their original title, the Inspectorate of Anti-Aircraft Weapons and Devices, IAAWD, (an office of Admiral Somerville) which was corrupted to "Instigator of Anti-Aircraft Wheezes and Dodges". Charles Goodeve was responsible for its expansion from an Inspectorate and widening of its role. The first Director of Miscellaneous Weapons Development was Captain G.O.C. Davies (known as Jock Davies), who came from the Ministry of Supply. He was succeeded in 1943 by Captain F.W.H. Jeans, CVO, ADC, who came from the Admiralty in Washington. (1)(5). Among the staff were Lieutenant-Commander N. S. Norway, RNVR (better known by his pen name, Nevil Shute); Lt-Cdr Edward Terrell RNVR, who developed Plastic armour for ships and tanks and who left in late 1941 to join the First Sea Lord's staff; renowned motor racing photographer Louis Klemantaski; and Barnes Wallis. (en)
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  • El Departamento de Desarrollo de Armas Diversas (Department of Miscellaneous Weapons Development, DMWD) fue una unidad del Almirantazgo británico organizada al inicio de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Estaba encargada de crear nuevas armas y de evaluar los proyectos que le enviaban ciudadanos normales y corrientes deseosos de contribuir a la derrota de la Alemania nazi. Su éxito principal fue el Erizo (Hedgehog) un arma antisubmarina que fue muy útil en la batalla del Atlántico. (es)
  • The Department of Miscellaneous Weapons Development (DMWD), known colloquially as the Wheezers and Dodgers, was a department of the Admiralty responsible for the development of various unconventional weapons during World War II. The nickname was derived from their original title, the Inspectorate of Anti-Aircraft Weapons and Devices, IAAWD, (an office of Admiral Somerville) which was corrupted to "Instigator of Anti-Aircraft Wheezes and Dodges". Charles Goodeve was responsible for its expansion from an Inspectorate and widening of its role. (en)
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  • Departamento de Desarrollo de Armas Diversas (es)
  • Department of Miscellaneous Weapons Development (en)
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