The use of Weapons has now become a necessary and an inevitable pre requisite for any country. Through the course of history many chemical and nuclear weapons were used. With the advent of the new technologies, these weapons are getting more sophisticated, but the weapons which were used during the World Wars and during the olden days were indeed very powerful with respect to the particular time they were used.
These Weird Weapons have been classified as weird on the basis of their design and catastrophic effects which they create. The use of weapons is not new for anyone living in the 21st century, but the weapons which would be mentioned below would indeed be new for most of the people, especially for those who do not know much about history of world War II. Below is the list of 10 weirdest weapons.
10. The Sword Breaker
This weapon was used primarily in the days of Alexander the Great and the periods that followed. The design of this weapon is indeed weird and horrifying for most of the people who have no prior knowledge about any form of weaponry. The knights who used this weapon in war used to stick it in the sword of any opponent and then with a fast twist, broke the sword into pieces.
9. SM-62 Snark
This missile was more like a cruise missile which was designed to cause a devastating damage to the enemy areas and ornaments. This missile used a turbojet engine, but never achieved the purpose for which it was designed. It was used many times in the initial tests, but failed to travel a long distance.
8. Spy Guns
These type of guns are so small that they could be easily hidden anywhere in the clothes without detection. These guns have the capability to cause a considerable amount of damage to a person’s body if shot at the right angle. The length of these guns is nearly the size of one’s middle finger.
7. Bat Bombs
These bombs were used on a large scale and the first time in the World War 2. The Americans planned to use these bombs for causing destruction in the Japanese cities. The cost which was required to make such bombs was indeed very heavy, so eventually the idea of such bombs was dropped in favor of the chemical and nuclear bombs.
6. Fire Ships
This weapon was used in the olden days by the pirates and sailors in wars. This weapon was used primarily when the sailors had to face a number of enemy ships, so they used to put fire on an old ship and then sail it in the direction of the enemy ships. The fire from this ship used to encapsulate all other ships, thus causing a holistic damage to all other ships.
5. The Man Catcher
This weapon is yet another weird weapon in term of its design and structure. The use of this weapon was mostly done in the olden days. This weapon was used to grab the neck of a person for the demand of ransom. The needle like projections on the inner side forced the victim to keep his neck steady, thus limiting all other defense mechanisms.
4. The Habakkuk Carrier
This huge boat was designed in the World War 2. The person who came with the idea was named as Geoffrey Pyke and he had designed it to help the allied forces in the war. This moving structure had the capability of carrying more than 100 planes and a number of chemical bombs. Before this ship was to be given the final form, the World War came to an end and so the production of this type of ships was abandoned in the favor of even more complex and powerful ships.
3. Japanese Balloon Bombs
With the intention of taking revenge from the Americans and with the motive of causing destruction in the American Cities, these balloon bombs had been designed by the Japanese. They had created a number of such bombs and had sent these bombs to the American areas, but all their plans did not turn out to be fruitful and all such bombs failed.
2. The Claw of Archimedes
This legendary weapon had caused a huge loss to the Roman ships that used to sail across the different parts of the oceans. This weapon had a number of lifters in it which were used to lift the ships that sailed in the ocean and after lifting it to a certain height, the weapon used to thrash the ships down with a great amount of force which resulted in the total demolition of the ships.
1. The Whirlwind Cannon
At number 1 in the list of the Weird weapons is the Whirlwind Cannon. This weapon was designed by the Germans during the World War 2, primarily for the purpose of creating a number of artificial waves of wind that would cause damage to the enemy weapons and bunkers. The weapon did not turn out to be successful as it was incapable of producing very strong and high altitude winds.