7 Oddest Weapons That Have Been Made In the Past


You might think that you know about all the unique military weapons that have been made to date, but human beings have a penchant for devising ever newer ways to kill and destroy. Here, we will take a look at 7 weapons that will literally blow your mind away and will make you question why they were made in the first place. Let’s have a look:

#1- Nazi Jetcopter

During the early times, it seemed that helicopters would just remain an idea, or a doodle on the paper. History is witness to the fact that there have been people like Leonardo Da Vinci who had a very clear idea about how the helicopter would look. Everything was on paper, but there was one issue and that was how you would control the whole thing. During the very first attempts, one of the problems that was faced was that helicopter would only spin along the blades.

The Germans were finally successful in making a helicopter that actually flew from one point to the other with the help of propellers. For some reason, Adolf Hitler thought that the whole structure was not advanced enough and decided to spruce up helicopters by adding ramjet engines to them. The basic idea was not to overcome steering issues, but it was thought that the whole thing would look better if there were fire breathing engines attached to the wings.


The Focke-Wulf Triebfluegel used to fire off the ramjet engines that were located at the end of the rotor blades and off he went. The main issue was that the rockets attached to the blades were not easy to control and the jetcopter’s design was such that the pilot had to land while facing the sky because they couldn’t see the ground behind them due to the flaming metal.

#2- Russian Tsar Tank

The second thing on this list is the Russian Tsar Tank that looked one of those cycles that that were used in circus in the 1800s. The only difference being that the tanks here actually had armor and guns. The tsar tank was as dangerous as it seemed but the issue was that the length of the lead pipe was proving to be fatal for the people.

This is one of the primary reasons why the design did not get a heads up after the testing stage. The design paid attention to the wheels but did not pay heed to the things to whatever was going on at the back. It was seen that whenever the vehicle moved over mud, the wheels sank and were very hard to pull out.


#3- Corkscrew Tank

The corkscrew tank looked straight out of a horror movie. The vehicle travelled sideways and trotted upon different types of terrain. One strange issue was that the vehicle did not work well on smooth terrains, which means that it was of no use to the army.

Another problem was that the tank was extremely slow and steering was not easy because the screws could not move from side to side and there were no suspensions whatsoever.


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