Most Powerful Weapons In History
Many interesting weapons came out of ancient India, but among the most dangerous was the haladie.
1. Maxim Machine Gun
A self powered machine gun that could fire 600 rounds per minute which is equivalent to the firepower of 30 contemporary bolt action rifles. It has mostly been associated with British conquests and was famously used when 700 British soldiers fought off 3,000 warriors with just four Maxim guns in the Battle of Shangani.
2. Pumhart von Steyr
With a ball diameter of 80 cm, this super gun was the largest weapon used in 15th century Austria. Heeresgeschichtliches Museum at Vienna houses this monstrous bombard today.
3. Monster Mortar
The worlds largest cannon ever has a caliber of 975 mm. Created by Joseph Paixhans, this monster weapon staked its notoriety during the Siege of Antwerp in 1832.
4. Tsar Cannon
This engraved cannon is the largest howitzer ever made. It weighs 38 tonnes and is 5.34 meters long. Built in 1586, this massive weapon is now being displayed at the Kremlin in Moscow Russia.
5. Mark I
The first war vehicle to be called a tank could carry 5 machine guns and 8 soldiers. Mark I had several upgrades numbered II to X but all bore the same resemblance to their
6. Karl Gerat
This mean machine created by Rheinmetall for the Nazi war machine was the largest selfpropelled weapon to be used in actual attacks during World War II.
7. Schwerer Gustav and Dora
These two humongous World War II era German 80 cm railway siege guns are the largest caliber rifled weapons in history used in live combat and its shells are the heaviest of any ammunition ever.
8. RPG 71
The Ruchnoy Protivotankovyy Granatomyot or handheld antitank grenade launcher or simply the RPG is the most widely used antiarmor weapon in the world. Used by both militaries and insurgent groups, RPGs even the battlefield out against opponents with more heavy artillery.
9. B41 MK 41
This gravity bomb is the United States most powerful nuclear warhead ever but has already been retired in 1957. The only 2 bombers that carried it were the B52 Stratofortress and B47 Stratojet.
10. P 270 Moskit
With a top speed of Mach 3, this Russian supersonic ramjet powered cruise missile makes it hard for enemies to counter attack. Not only that, because of the active military weapons secrecy, little is known about its background except for some measurements, calculated speed and a few other bits of very basic information.
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