> I know that during the WW2 there was Pervidrin in use by German pilots to
> stay awake during their missions. Allied pilots must have used something
> like that also. Anyone having ideas?
I know they gave British WWII troops Amphetamine Sulphate (Speed) for the same purpose.
Side effects? Short Term = Cramps, Bleeding Gums, Lethargy (all on comedown). Long Term = Paranoia, Weight Loss, Heart Trouble (If you REALLY abuse the stuff).
These are all the bad side effects - there are good ones too, especially the intelligence boost. Speed helps you to concentrate and think as much as you like, without becoming bored or tired. Another is heightened sex drive. Speed is a powerful enhancer of sexual sensations. As they say - speed's the poor man's coke.
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