Check out the craziest weapons of all time! This top 10 list of strange and bizarre weapons in history has some of the most ridiculous “secret” weapons ever built!
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Developed by Germany during World War II, the Krummlauf, which is German for “curved barrel”, is exactly what it sounds like. It’s an attachment that was manufactured for use with Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifle and enabled the user to avoid enemy fire by shooting around corners.
7. Schwerer Gustav
It turns out that the Krummlauf wasn’t the only bizarre World War II-era weapon designed by Germany. This giant cannon was designed in the late 1930’s, for the express purpose of destroying the forts along the French Maginot Line. At the time, these were the strongest forts in existence.
6. The Tsar Tank
World War I-era tanks weren’t exactly known as marvels of engineering, but the Russian Tsar Tank quite possibly takes the trophy for the downright weirdest. This contraption resembled a giant reverse tricycle and was designed in 1914 by engineer Nikolai Lebedenko, along with the assistance of three other gentlemen. Its massive front wheels were intended to stabilize the vehicle, and each back wheel was powered by a 250-horsepower engine.
5. Davy Crockett Nuclear Rifle
The M28/M29 Davy Crockett is one of the smallest nuclear weapons ever manufactured. It was built in the 1950’s and designed for battlefields in Europe. The warhead looked like a watermelon and weighed just 76 pounds!
This Cold War-era recoilless weapon was launched from a tripod and was meant to enable soldiers to fire from close range.
4. The Puckle Gun
Designed in 1718 by James Puckle, a British lawyer and inventor, the Puckle Gun was quite possibly the first-ever automatic weapon. Equipped with a three-foot-long barrel, it held 11 charges and could fire 9 shots per minute. Also known as the Defense Gun, it was made to fight against the Ottoman Empire.
3. Corkscrew Tank
The Corkscrew Tank, also known as a screw-propelled vehicle, is just another example of the several weird tanks that have been designed by the Russians throughout history. Unlike the Tsar Tank, the Corkscrew Tank was actually somewhat functional. It was actually based on agricultrual equipments created in the US. The US military tried to create a corkscrew tank but scrapped the project before it got too far.
2. Flying Aircraft Carriers
As you may have already thought by now, it seems like nearly any strange weapon idea you can think of has been tried out at some point! The concept of flying aircraft carriers was one that was tested out by several different militaries.
1. Gay Bomb
The “gay bomb” isn’t what it sounds like, or maybe it is! It has nothing to do with harming homosexuals. Instead, its purpose was to induce homosexuality among enemy forces by dropping female sex pheromones over them. In theory, this would cause the enemies to become unbearably aroused, forcing them to have no other choice but to find ways to relieve their urges with each other and stop all combat!
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