firearms facts Selected as the most interesting among technology related questions in Technology quiz What makes depleted uranium a good material for making ammunition?High density. Depleted uranium is 1.67 times as dense as lead, 84% as dense as osmium or iridium, which are the densest known substances under standard (i.e., Earth-surface) pressures. Consequently a depleted uranium projectile of given mass has a smaller diameter than an equivalent lead projectile, with less aerodynamic drag and deeper (armor-piercing) penetration due to a higher pressure at point of impact.Created by: globalquiz.orgelements facts » What was the main weakness of Colt revolvers, comparing to its competitors?Lack of possibility to use metallic cartridges. Samuel Colt missed a great opportunity in firearms development when he dismissed an idea from one of his gunsmiths, Rollin White. White proposed a "bored-through" revolver cylinder to allow the use of metallic cartridges in a handgun. After Colt fired White for suggesting an improvement to his revolver, White took his idea to Colt's competitor, Smith & Wesson, who patented his invention and kept Colt from being able to build cartridge firearms for almost 20 years.Created by: globalquiz.orginventors facts » What gun is depicted on the flag of Mozambique?AK-47. The flag of Mozambique was adopted on 1 May 1983. It is based on the flag of the Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO), the leading political party in Mozambique, which used to be a partisan organisation before the country gained independence from Portugal. Today, there is an ongoing debate whether the gun should be removed from the flag or not.Created by: globalquiz.orgguns facts » There is something wrong here. The German soldier holds a non-German gun. Where were such guns made?In the Soviet Union. The PPSh-41, nicknamed Pe-Pe-Sha is the Soviet submachine gun which 'won the World War II'. It was greatly inspired on the Suomi KP/-31 used with great effectiveness by Finnish army in the Winter War against Soviet Union. The PPSh-41 was brought to mass use by Soviets during the battle of Stalingrad, where entire units armed with submachine guns outgunned their German counterparts in short range urban combat .Created by: globalquiz.orgWorld War II facts » What gun is that?AK47. AK stands for Avtomat Kalashnikova, meaning "automatic gun by Kalashnikov". The number 47 stands for the year of design. Even after six decades the gun remain the most widely used and popular assault rifle in the world.Created by: karate kidmilitary facts » Play technology quiz and see all the questions.