Unusual types of weapons (10 photos)

Some of our greatest inventions were allocated in the military sphere. Here is a list of bizarre instruments, invented quite confused military inventors.

Pets bomb

Today's animal protection organizations have protested against such use of animals in war, but some states during the Second World War and those involved. US tried to use bats with tiny incendiary bombs. The British tried to use dead rats with explosives inside. They thought that the Germans will throw their containers with coal, rats explode. In the USSR trained "anti" dogs of the fact that they think that there is food under the tanks.
Destroyer swords

These weapons came from the Middle Ages. It was a long dagger with a strong cut teeth on one side. During the battle, the knight grasped the sword of the enemy in one of the slots and quick movement broke or knocked him.

Man catcher

He was a man catcher fitted on the shaft tip uhvatoobrazny featuring flexible "horns", studded with spikes. It was created to pull the man with the horse. He starred in the medieval tradition of the capture member of the royal family or the aristocracy for ransom, as well as to catch dangerous criminals.

Gun tow

This weapon is considered the first mechanical gun. It was a normal tripod put to a single-flintlock rifle, but with a 11-round drum-cylinder. This gun was designed for use on the ship for boarding teams and gunfire could make 63 shots in 7 minutes. But what made this weapon so special is the fact that it used just two types of bullets: spherical against the enemies of Christians and Muslims against the cube. Cubic bullets were considered more painful and, according to the inventor of tow could convince Muslims in highly developed Christian civilization.

Air carrier

Often included in some novels, TV shows and movies. Air carriers have been part of the collective imagination of the military community. Some describe them as a zeppelin with the aircraft overhead. But after the disaster with Zeppelin "Ginderburgom" all plans for the construction of these types of ships have been canceled. Later attempts to include bombers and Boeing 747.

Shield with a lantern

It was created during the Renaissance. It was not only a means of protection, but also weapons. It is a small, round shield, which is attached to the glove with several knives, spades and a lantern in the heart of the shield. On lamps he wore a leather flap, which is then removed, in order to confuse the enemy. But it was not only a military weapon. This shield was used as fencing or protection from criminals on the dark streets of the city.

The "Habbakuk»

During World War II, metal was considered a valuable commodity. Because of the German submarine forces of the alliance lost a large number of supply ships. Therefore, the British government was planning to build the largest aircraft carrier of paykerita (frozen mixture of water and sawdust). After a long development proposed to build an aircraft carrier length 610 m, width 92 m, height of 61 m and a displacement of 1, 8 million tons, which would be able to receive up to 200 fighters. However, before you managed to build at least one such ship, the war came to an end, and there was no need for the creation of aircraft carriers paykerita.

Claw of Archimedes

Claw of Archimedes was designed in 3 BC for the protection of the city walls of Syracuse by the Roman invaders. Talon is a giant crane with a big hook-cats. When the Roman ship came close to walls, hooks grabbed it and lifted out of the water. And then the ship is released back into the water so that it breaks. This invention has been so carefully hidden that the Romans thought they were fighting with the gods.


Gun-tornado was built in Germany during World War II for the creation of artificial tornadoes. This full size gun was designed, but she could not create tornadoes at high altitude, so the project was closed.

Gay bomb


This is not the lethal effect of the bomb, which produced the explosion of a powerful aphrodisiac, which seemed to cause strong sexual arousal at the enemy soldiers, and, ideally, stimulate homosexual behavior, making them more vulnerable. In October 2007, a "gay bomb" won "Ig Nobel Peace Prize" awarded for the most dubious achievements in science and technology. According to the organizers, one of those invited by the US Air Force in the awarding was not.


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