Top 10 weapons facts Selected as the most interesting among weapons related questions in Weapons quiz What was the maximum effective range of the Paris Gun?130 km. The Paris Gun was a German long-range siege gun used to bombard Paris during World War I. The gun was capable of firing a 94 kilogram (210 lb) shell to a maximum altitude of 40 kilometers (25 miles, 131,000 ft). It was the first time for human-made object to reach stratosphere.Created by: globalquiz.orgWorld War I facts » What units are used in the stun grenade specifications, to describe its power?Decibels and candelas. The M84 grenade on the photo emits 170–180 decibels and 6–8 million Candela within a 5-foot (1.5 m) radius. The loud blast causes temporary loss of hearing, and also loss of balance by disturbing the fluid in the ear. The flash makes vision impossible for approximately five seconds.Created by: globalquiz.orgarmy facts » How successful were the human torpedoes, developed by the Japanese during the WW2?It was a disappointment. Kaitens had a very limited diving depth, which in turn limited the diving depth of the host submarine. This is one of several factors blamed for the very poor survival rate of submarines armed with kaitens: eight submarines being lost for the sinking of only two enemy ships and damaging several others.Created by: globalquiz.orgweaponry facts » Which country mass-produced speedboats packed with explosives as a weapon during WW2?Japan. The Shinyo ("Sea Quake") were Japanese suicide boats, driven by one man, to speeds of around 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph). Around 6,200 Shinyo were produced for the Imperial Japanese Navy and stored on the coast of Japan for the ultimate defense against the invasion of the Home Islands. Only a small number of them were used in action in the Phillipines and Okinawa, sinking some gunboats and auxiliary ships.Created by: Cleohistory of Japan facts » 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.orgfirearms facts » What is the NATO reporting name for this Russian intercontinental ballistic missile?Satan. The Russian R-36 (NATO code: SS-18 Satan) is a family of intercontinental ballistic missiles designed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. This missile was viewed by analysts as giving the Soviet Union first strike advantage over the U.S. It could be deployed with 10 warheads and up to 40 penetration aids. Contemporary U.S. missiles carried up to three warheads at most.Created by: globalquiz.orgrockets 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 » Which country continued production of Messerschmitt Bf 109G after the end of World War II?Czechoslovakia. Avia S-99 and Avia S-199 were constructed with parts and plans left over from Luftwaffe aircraft production that had taken place under the country's German occupation during the war. Avia S-199 was the first fighter plane of Israeli Air Force, used during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War - where it met Spitfires on the Egyptian side.Created by: globalquiz.orgplanes facts » Which army used anti-tank dogs during the WW2?Soviets. Anti-tank dogs were taught to carry explosives to tanks. The original idea was for a dog to release the bomb and return to the operator, but it was unsuccessful and replaced by an impact detonation procedure. The U.S. military trained anti-tank dogs in 1943 for use against fortifications, but never deployed them.Created by: globalquiz.orgtanks facts » How is this ancient missile weapon called?Ballista resembles a large crossbow, but it relies on different mechanics. Ballista uses two levers with torsion springs made of twisted skeins instead of a prod (the bow part of a modern crossbow).Created by: globalquiz.orghistoric weapons facts » Play weapons quiz and see all the questions.