What's the worst gun ever made

The worst weapon in history. The worst weapon in the history of the Colts rifle with a rotating drum

On January 16, 1963, the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev reported to the world community that a new weapon of terrible destructive power appeared in the USSR - a hydrogen bomb. Today is a Destructive Weapons Review.

Hydrogen "Tsar Bomb"

The powerful hydrogen bomb in human history was inflated in the New Earth landfill about 1.5 years before Khrushchev's official statement about the presence of 100 megaton hydrogen bombs from the USSR. The main purpose of the test is to demonstrate the military might of the USSR. At the time, the thermonuclear bomb in the United States was nearly four times weaker.

"Tsar Bomb" exploded at an altitude of 4,200 m above sea level 188 seconds after the bombardier was released. The mushroom cloud of the explosion rose to 67 km, and the radius of the fiery bowl of the rupture was 4.6 km. Shock wave from the explosion 3 times rebuilt earthand the ionization of the atmosphere created for 40 minutes of interference of radio communications within the radius of hundreds of kilometers. The temperature on the floor surface under the epicenter of the explosion was so high that the stones turned into ash. It is worth noting that the "King Bomb", or as it was also called, "Kuzkina mother" was quite clean - 97% of the capacity accounted for the thermonuclear synthesis reaction, which creates practically no radioactive contamination.

Atomic bomb

On July 16, 1945 in the United States of America in the desert under Alamogordo, tests of the first explosive nuclear device were carried out - a single-stage bomb "gadget" based on plutonium.

In August 1945, the Americans showed the power of the new weapons to the whole world: Americans dropped the atomic bombs on Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The USSR officially announced the presence of an atomic bomb on March 8, 1950, marking the end of US monopoly on the world's most destructive weapon.

Chemical weapon

The first in the history of the case of the use of chemical weapons in war can be considered on April 22, 1915, when the Belgian city of Ipr Germany applied chlorine against Russian soldiers. From the huge cloud of chlorine installed by cylinders on the front flank of German positions, 15 thousand people, 5 thousand of whom die, were received by severe poisoning.

During World War II, Japan used chemical weapons many times during the conflict with China. During the bombing of the Chinese city, the Japanese, the Japanese 1,000 chemical shells, and later - another 2,500 Avia bombs ran under DINGSYAN. Chemical weapons were used by the Japanese until the end of the war. In total, 50 thousand people died from poison chemicals, both among the military and among civilians.

The next step in using chemical weapons was made by Americans. During the war years in Vietnam they used poisoning substances quite actively, without leaving the peaceful population no chances of salvation. Since 1963, 72 million liters of defolitas have splashed over Vietnam. They were used to destroy forests in which Vietnamese partisans were hidden and settlements during bombing. Dioxin, which was present in all mixtures, was sown in the body, causing liver disease, blood, deformity in newborns. According to statistics, around 4.8 million people suffered from chemical attacks, some of them after the war ended.

Laser weapons

In 2010, the Americans stated that they had successful tests of laser weapons. According to reports that appeared in the media, near the coast of California, a 32 megawatt laser gun beam with a capacity of 32 megawatts was shot down by four unmanned aircraft. Airplanes were shot from a distance of more than three kilometers. The Americans previously reported that the airboring laser was successfully tested, which destroyed a ballistic missile in the acceleration point.

The US missile defense agency notes that laser weapons will be very popular as it can be instantly shocking with multiple targets at a distance of several hundred kilometers.

Biological weapons.

The beginning of the use of biological weapons belongs to the ancient worldif in 1500 BC BC Hetta started a plague on hostile lands. The strength of biological weapons understood many armies and in the fortress in the fortress of the hostile infected corpses. It is believed that 10 biblical ulcers are not vengeful divine acts, but the campaigns of biological war. One of the most dangerous viruses in the world is the Siberian ulcer. In 2001, letters began to be sent to the United States Senate offices with a white powder. He had a rumor that these are disputes of the mortal bacterium Bacillus Anthracis, which is causing a Siberian ulcer. 22 people were infected, 5 killed. Mortal bacteria live in the soil. A person can infect the Siberian ulcer if he sounds up to the argument, he breathes or swallows it.

RSzo "Tornado"

Reactive system volley fire "Tornado" -feexists call the most scary weapon after an atomic bomb. To make the 12-born "Tornger" for battle you only need 3 minutes, for a full volley - 38 seconds. "Tornado" allows you to conduct effective combat using modern tanks and other armored machinery. The launch of rocket shells can be made from the battleship cabin or with the remote control. Its fighting characteristics of "tornado" retain in a wide variety of temperatures - from +50 s to -50 ° C and at any time of the day.

Missile complex "topol-m"

Modernized missile complex "Topol-M" is the kernel of the entire grouping rocket forces Strategic appointment. Intercontinental Strategic Complex "Topol-M" is a 3-speed monoblock solid fuel rocket, "packed" in a transport and launch container. In such a package, it can be 15 years old. Service life of the rocket complex that is produced in both waves and in the ground version - more than 20 years. The fixed head of the "Topol-M" can be replaced by the separator head, which carries three independent headsets at once. This makes a missile invulnerable to air defense systems. Today's agreements are not allowed, but it is possible that the situation may change.

Technical characteristics:
the length of the housing with the head section is 22.7 m,
diameter - 1.86 m,
beginning of weight - 47.2 tons,
distance weight of the combat load 1200 kg,
flight range - 11,000 km.

Neutron bomb

The neutron bomb created by American scientist Samuel Koen only destroys living organisms and causes minimal destruction. Shock wave ot. neutron bombs It is only 10-20% of the energy released, while with a conventional atomic explosion it is about 50% of the energy.

Cohen himself said his Brainkild is "the most moral weapon ever created". In 1978 the USSR made a proposal to ban the production of neutron weapons, but this project did not find support in the West. In 1981, neutron fees began creating neutron fees in the United States, but they are not operational today.

Intercontinental Ballistal missile RS-20 "Voiwode" (Satana)

InterContinental Ballistic Missile "Voevoda", which was created in the 1970s, suggests horror on a likely opponent only by the fact of their existence. The CC-18 (Model 5) is so classified by the "Voiwode" that it fell into the Guinness Book of Records as the most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile. It carries a capacity of 10,750 kilotons of independent self-watered cheers. Foreign analogues "Satan" has not yet been created.

Technical characteristics:
fall length with one headboard - 34.3 m,
diameter - 3 m,
rescue weight of the slaughter load 8800 kg,
flight range - more than 11,000 km.

Rocket "sarmat"

In 2018-2020, a new heavy ballistic missile "Sarmat" will be sent to the Russian army for the poor. Technical data missile are not yet disclosed, but according to military specialists, a new missile exceeds its characteristics, which deals with a complex with a heavy missile "Voevod".

For anyone interested in the topic of nuclear weapons, we offer an overview of the iconic events in the history of the USSR and Russia.

The motto of the famous Soviet Aircrafttener Andrei Tupolev was the phrase that the ugly machine would never fly. The legendary gunsmith Igor Stechkin often said that the ugly gun does not shoot. However, with several dozen, ugly, bizarre, and most honest ugly tanks in all of armored vehicle history have been created. Most of these cars did not get widespread, but always managed to leave their bright path in the history of military equipment.
Australian coloringThe Australians currently have their own armored vehicles when the invisible landing threat from Japan started to acquire very specific outlines. The approach to creating their own armored vehicles, which also took into account the emerging foreign developments, the Australians were extremely unusual. The originality with partial lights on colleagues in the tank shop ultimately revolved around the creation of the medium tank "Sentinel", the mass production of which was to be used since 1942. To destroy the enemy landing, thrown along the coast, such a tank was quite suitable. Durable cast housing, three Kidillak engines with a total capacity of 350 hp and fairly worn weapons. The main fiddle in delivering leadership to the enemy was played by a 40mm QF-2 anti-tank rush weapon, and two Vickers machine guns were engaged in suppressing infantry and other non-unarmed targets. Thanks to the machine guns Australian "Sentyl" and at some point called "most men's tank" or "box with dignity". On the front of the case, to protect the machine gun, has a massive armored mask bent, externally very remotely reminiscent of protective devices. According to experts, bronuxolpak, connect a tank submachine gun, when shells and fragments hit, the crew should maximize. However, neither during the development of the tank and its tests, as well as throughout the post-war history drawn by the development of this car, as well as historians and museums, could not answer the question of curious citizens as to why the armored cap is molded with which the photos of the tank supply the "18+" brand in some editions.
Great craftsmen

With the exception of the most recent history in the armored forces of Italy, it was almost never normal to be armed and that is not unlikely to be a pleasant eye of a tank. All the work done by Italian industrialists and engineers on their own promising armored vehicles is more likely to try simply to experiment out of boredom. In fairness, it is worth noting that among the first, Italian engineers began to apply diesel engines in their own armored vehicles and other constructive innovations. The Italian Gunsmiths were at the forefront and in the fact that it was about the creation of armored vehicles with awful body shapes and incomprehensible targets. One of the most monstrous, meaningless and terrifying tanks in the history of Italian armored vehicles was Fiat 2000. 40-ton Monster, MastoDont of World War I, armed with a 65mm tool and nine machine guns. Not much need to be said about the combat effectiveness of the Italian tank. Mass production of these machines could not be established, and two prototypes abandoned in the fire of the battles in Libya show maximum speed already 4 kilometers per hour, and their use declined very quickly. Another "invention" by Italian gunsmith masters is the armored "roller" - the Mias assault self-propelled machine gun, whose crew consisted of one person. On balance specialists - the chief state contractor and the supplier were involved in the development of the force Italian Army. The engine in a quarter of a liter gave such dimensions self-propelled - 5 horsepower and allowed the top speed of 5 km / h. Despite the fact that Mias never went into the series, which remains on the stage of several prototypes, the main purpose was to support infantry connections. It was planned to reach these developers with the installation in the design of the Scotti submachine gun, a 6.5 mm caliber, the ammunition of which was a thousand cartridges. Nuclear tanks
Products that did not live with mass production and even skilled testing - one of the subjects for a separate narrative. The minds of scientists and the military after the war were occupied by cars that can fight anywhere, anytime, without rest and failure. One of these cars was the American tank TV-8, the development of which was carried out by the American company "Chrysler". The main highlight of the tank was the case of an unusual shape that resembled an unidentified flying object as an experimental but still armored vehicle. All aggregates, including tools, universal voltage devices and power installation, were in the Bizarre Hull Tower. Tank should be used in most different conditions, including fighting after a nuclear strike. In order to move anytime and anywhere, the developers designed a special hybrid transmission in which the diesel engine was implemented as a power generator, which, through special devices, would cause a car to move. In terms of alternatives, a gas turbine power plant was viewed as alternatives as well as the most exotic atomic one before creating a skilled prototype that didn't bump. And although the armament of the tank was 90-mm gun T20, in surrounding factories and developers soon stopped - the project was officially frozen. American tank Often compared to the Soviet experimental product object 279. These cars have a lot overall - incomprehensible type and shape of the body, controversial technological solutions. However, the American TV-8 and the Soviet Object 279 were developed taking into account measures in difficult areas. Soviet tank builders on this matter rose the lowest. The design of the tracked propellers provided the maintenance of the machine even in deep snow and over the wetlands. While the Soviet car 60 tons with a weight of mobility and construction of the design with a powerful 130-mm desire M-65 with a powerful 130-mm weapon is possible. Serial production, however, is a one-of-a-kind Soviet car as well as its American guy for not.
In the footsteps of monstersOne of those who immediately after the Nazis came up with the idea of ​​creating gigantic tanks were the Americans. In the United States, in 1943, a program was introduced to create a super heavy and armored tank in the United States capable of breakthrough from any, even fortified, enemy area. The result of the titanic work was the T-28 tank, looking more like an artillery battery with four caterpillars. The main instrument of the car was a 105-mm gun, covered by an armored mask thickness of 305 mm. The pairs of caterpillars for two for each plate became a constrained measure. The mass of the car was 86 tons and moving in such conditions, and even more fighting, it was not a job out of the lungs. The serial production monster tank of course didn't see it. A total of two experimental machines were made, one of which is still kept in the Museum of Armored Vehicles at Fort NOX. The ugliest tank in the world
For a long time it was believed that the "honorable" title of the ugliest tank in the world will not leave the Italian work of armored art - an eight-ton "Fiat Ansaldo". However, experts from the American magazine National Interest found the king of the list of the ugliest tanks in history. The winner in this nomination was the New Zealand bob sample, which was never created and not designed as a fighting machine. Essentially the New Zealand product is a tractor crawling machine guns and a pair of machine guns that the New Zealand government wanted to destroy the Japanese landing. 25.4 tons and could move around 12 km / h. The tank had two layers of armor: the plates made of corrugated manganese steel with a thickness of 12.7 mm were attached over eight millionth armor. The crew of the combat vehicle consisted of six people.
A total of three tanks were released, each armed with six Bren machine guns of 303 mm caliber. In the front there were two machine guns, another - on each side and back, and a tool was put in the turret. After the entire wave of scandals associated with the production and construction of this tank, all work on its creation ceased, and tanks that had already been built were transferred to military tests. The lighting of tanks made of light rifle weapons and machine guns showed that the crew of the tank, and no test specimen, was able to live an average of 25 minutes under the conditions thereof. The tank's designer on the wave of criticism called the car "an honest attempt to at least do something under the conditions when the Invader was on the cusp."

Sten Gun Mk II

Country: United Kingdom
Commissioning: 1940.
Type: pistol machine gun
Loop range: 70 meters
SHOP: 32 cartridges

Britain needed in rifle arms but lacked resources and time to produce. As a result, the first weapon appeared MK II: it was easy to collect, and the cost of manufacturing was minimal. The pistol machine gun was often a nonsense; In addition, due to the deficiencies of the assembly, the balls could generally lose a slaughtering power that is hardly consumed by the trunk.


Country: USA.
It was put into operation: 1942
Type: anti-tank gun
Defeat area: approximately 152 meters
Store: 1 rocket

Bazooka was inconvenient to operate and created problems for both the arrow itself and the soldiers around it. Despite this, more and more advanced models based on this weapon appeared.

Revolver Lemat.

Country: USA.
It was put into operation: 1856
Type: pistol

Store: 9 cartridges

The revolver knew how to shoot a cabin - which was basically a great idea for personal guns. Lemat was designed as a cavalry at the end of the Civil War, Lemat had 9 pistol cartridges in the drum and another, charged boat in an additional trunk. The soldier had to manually switch the mobile combat to select the type of cartridge. In theory everything worked fine, in practice it turned out that in 3 out of 5 cases the switch switch gets stuck and the owner of the revolver is left unarmed.


Country: Nazi Germany
It was put into operation: 1945
Type: assault rifle
Defeat range: 15 meters
SHOP: 30 cartridges

A gun with a curved trunk can work in cartoons about bunny bugs, but in real life this is barely held up. Krummlauf evolved into firing around the corner. The shooter chose a target with a special periscope. By the time the gun was ready for production, its incredibly high cost turned out and the project was frozen.

Shosha machine gun

Country: France
Commissioning was put into operation: 1915
Type: machine gun
Loop range: 5,000 meters
SHOP: 20 cartridges

In the midst of World War I, the Shosha machine gun was incorporated into the French army - the embodiment of what the murder-function machine was not supposed to be. Machine guns were made so carelessly that the shooting was injured due to an incredibly powerful return. The trigger mechanism kept drowning, but even if everything went fine, 20 cartridges were clearly not enough to support the coming soldiers with fire.

Country: USA.
It was put into operation: 1965
Type: pistol
Loop range: 300 meters
SHOP: 6 cartridges

Gyrojet Gun is considered almost the most creative representatives of the species - the quality of the cartridges used rocket ammunition. However, the weapon was inaccurate and often exploded right in his hands on the fighter, causing serious injuries.


Country: United Kingdom
In operation: 1900.
Type: pistol
Loop range: 300 meters
Capacity: 6 cartridges

At the beginning of the 20th century, many inventors proposed the creation of a simple, functional self-loading pistol. In the end, Colt M1911 was created, which became the standard of personal weapons in western countries. But before him, the government of Great Britain was betting on the Mars weapon. Complicated in the operation, it also turns the sleeves straight out of the arrow's face.

Revolver Apasha.

Country: USA.
It was put into operation: 1880
Type: revolver.
Loop area: middle fight

The designer tried to make a gun, a combination knife, a crack, and a small caliber revolver - all of which would have been as if the killer transformer had been put on. In practice, none of the components did not work. The knife is thin and badly attached in an unreliable hinge. The revolver fired terribly inaccurate and was weak. Brass castete could damage the fighter's hand. As an added bonus, the trigger was so gentle that the owner of Apache could easily shoot manly dignity himself, just cute.

In the book Martin DOGTI 'The Worst Guns in the World,' by the well-known modern author of military literature, a long history of Superchambicious but unsuccessful guns is described.

From revolver-castet dagger to jet ammunition. We present the top 8 most unsuccessful types of weapons in the world.

Pistol machine Steen MK II

Unfortunately, most of the time the MK II pistol mechanism did not work. In addition, there have been reports of the pistol bullets ricocheting off targets.

"At this point the UK was trying to catch itself, catching large numbers of guns, getting stuck quickly and easily, and it was much better than anything," writes in Dogeti's book.

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Commissioning: 1940.
  • Type: pistol machine gun
  • Shooting range: 70 meters
  • Capacity: 32 cartridges


One of the bright problems of the Bockuki is a massive flash of lightning she creates, which she created while firing, the flash subdued the position of the shooters and gave them dust, trash and flame. Later versions of the Baski included the rear armguard.

"The best thing about the bazook was that it became the basis for Best Guns, which came later," writes DOGTI.

  • Country: USA.
  • It was put into operation: 1942
  • Type: uncontrollable anti-tank gun
  • Shooting range: approx. 150 meters
  • Capacity: Single. rocket installation / 1.5 kg explosive

Revolver le ma.

There was another great idea for the fight, but suffered from poor performance. Designed as a cavalry weapon at the end of the Civil War in the United States, Revolver Le Ma has a drum for 9 ammunition and a cassette in the lower trunk.

The shooter has to toggle the posable drummer to select a shell for a shot. It was a wonderful idea in theory, in which training weapons turned out to be very poorly constructed and practically unsuitable for combat.

  • Country: USA.
  • It was put into operation: 1856
  • Type: pistol
  • Firing range: 50 meters
  • Capacity: 9 cartridges

KryptionVan weapons.

The encryption weapon looks like a good idea when taking the physics from the old American cartoons you might be able to impersonate in real life.

This weapon consisted of shooting with accommodations with a trunk curve - 30 and 45 degrees and a mounted periscopic sight, mounted on a more standard assault rifle.

After spending the time and money designing it, they decided that this rifle would rather and not succeed to produce them with a large circulation.

  • Country: Nazi Germany
  • It was put into operation: 1945
  • Type: Firearms
  • Shooting range: 2 km
  • Capacity: 30 cartridges

Shosha machine gun

In 1915, in the middle of World War I, Shosh's French light machine showed how the machine gun should not be.

The gun was made so strong that he shot very badly. The shock trigger mechanism often became clogged, and even when it worked perfectly, 20 shots per minute wasn't enough for combat.

  • Country: France
  • Commissioning was put into operation: 1915
  • Type: Support weapons
  • Shooting range: approx. 1 km
  • Capacity: 20 cartridges

Gyrojet (rocket gun)

Gyrojet pistol was one of the most creative ideas in modern fire arms history.

Gyrojet Guns used missiles to fire the ammunition. Even so, the weapon was terribly inaccurate and was therefore removed from production.

  • Country: USA.
  • It was put into operation: 1965
  • Type: pistol
  • Shooting range: 55 meters
  • Capacity: 6 cartridges

Mars pistol

At the beginning of the 20th century, the inventors tried to create a self-loading pistol. In the end, Colt M1911 is the standard, but a lot of mistakes were made before that, like the Mars weapon.

Mars was very difficult to operate and threw the used cartridges straight into the shooter's face.

"About 80 was done after Mars was completely eliminated from production," writes DOGTI.

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • In operation: 1900.
  • Type: pistol
  • Shooting range: 40 m
  • Capacity: 6 cartridges

Revolver Castet Dagger Apache

Perhaps no weapon on this list survives the promises and ineffectiveness of the revolver device. This revolver should combine effective ingredients - a knife, a reel, and a small caliber revolver in one neat fold.

The box component works pretty well, but the knife is thin and flaps. The revolver has almost no impact, which is why it is weak and imprecise. In addition, the shooter could take unnecessary shots due to a careless hook.

  • Country: USA.
  • It was put into operation: 1880
  • Type: For personal protection

Shooting Range: Middle Combat

Other weapons: And shoot well and slowly!

1. Colt rifle with rotating drum.

These rifles are a good increase in the firepower of the residents of the old west. Since the 1830s, they have had significant drawbacks. For example, after each shot, the hot gas burned the hand of shooting, and even due to the special design of the rifle, there was a leak of gases in the front cylinder, and this was negatively reflected in the bullet velocity.

2. The Liberator

This pistol is made of sheet metal for the movement of the resistance during World War II. Since most opponents were armed with semi-automatic pistols or machine guns, it was possible to shoot this pistol only once in the field and its charging is a very onerous business (it's easier to throw!).

3. Gyrojet.

Before You - Gyrojet is a manual rocket launcher that was created in the 1960s. It fired 13mm missiles, different from most firearms in that the released missile increased in speed after it was released from the trunk. The main problem, however, is insufficient firepower in the vicinity of battle.

4. Boys anti-tank rifle.

At the beginning of World War II, this early anti-tank weapon began to be used, looking like a 5-loading rifle that held 16kg with a weight of 16kg and would accommodate armor-pigcing cartridges 300 meters apart. Their relics were not enough to cope with the armor of German tanks, so they fell into oblivion.

5. Cam volley gun.

This pistol appeared in 1780. It used 7 caliber bullets that flew at the same time. His killer return could break the shoulder of any arrow.

6. Cohran's revolver.

This interesting revolver is highlighted by its horizontally rotating drum. Its significant drawback - with improper handling, he could shoot in the shooting itself.

7. Nampu (94 Shiki Kenju).

During World War II, this pistol was considered a very powerful weapon, although it was very cumbersome and impractical. And he was considered more dangerous for those who enjoyed them, as he could shoot himself.

8. Revolver pepper box.

This revolver was widely used in the peer. Its minuses are huge weight, terrifying inaccuracy, the possibility of an explosion and all at once from all the stems due to a number of trunks.

9. large flame throwers.

This WWI German flamethrower. To do it, they needed a team of 2 people who were usually convicted themselves due to the high flammability of the guns.

10. Shosha.

This French machine gun was so bad (dirt and dust permeating all of its gaps that made it difficult to shoot) that the soldiers turned it over for a simple rifle.