The strange weapon in the history of mankind

People - strange creatures we are able with the same force and love, and want to die the same as we are.
We are creating a weapon that one of its kind shudder.
But sometimes things go wrong and the gun can laugh, not to drive them into a cold sweat.
Journalists io9 tried to recall the strangest weapons in the history of mankind.
23 photos, some videos

Gun Harmonica

List of gun opens Harmonica (Harmonica Pistol). At the end of the 19th century, roughly between 1859 and 1862 years, the French inventor of Jarre (AE Jarre) has received several patents for the weapon is very unusual design. The US patent was filed in 1873





As used in this time hairpin cartridges, due to the protruding pins of the cartridges, creating difficulties for their centering relative to the striking part of the hammer in a multiply charged weapons. Jarre decided to make a horizontal block the chamber, which houses the cartridges. In fact, we got deployed in a horizontal line drum.



Operation "Acoustic cat»

Operation "Acoustic cat" CIA project with a budget of $ 20 million. It launched in 1960 and ended ignominiously in 1967. Here is a quote from one media '60s: "Just an hour veterinarian turned fluffy cat in an elite spy implanted in her ear canal microphone and a small radio transmitter in the base of the skull, as well as the nitty thin wire antenna in its gray-white fur. The goal - to make a living machine of a cat for observation. The first task spy felines was: to record a conversation between two men sitting on a park bench, where the cat was taken to the CIA. Instead pussy just wandering around the park, and then suddenly threw himself on a busy street and was crushed by a taxi. "




Heavy weapons "Gustav" and "Dora»




Heavy weapons "Gustav" and "Dora" - the largest in the history of the caliber (800 mm!) And with the heavy shells (7 tons!).
Designed and built by Krupp in the late 1930s to destroy the main forts on the Maginot line of defense. The instrument is also used in the storming of Sevastopol in 1942.




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