10 most difficult weapons riddles A list of ten (out of 24) weapons related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Weapons quiz What is the main reason to use nuclear reactor on a submarine?It needs no oxygen. Nuclear reactor requires no oxygen for combustion and emits no exhaust gas. It gives the submarine the ability to operate submerged at high speeds, for unlimited periods, dependent only on the endurance of its crew. Nuclear power revolutionized the submarine, finally making it a true "underwater" vessel, rather than a "submersible" craft.very hard 29% it needs no oxygenit needs no oxygen29%it needs no frequent refuellingit needs no frequent refuelling38%it is silentit is silent28%it is smallit is small2%Created by: Riho Ishii. Statistics based on 5157 answers in 2 languages »weaponry riddles » 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.very hard 30% low speedlow speed28%low durabilitylow durability11%lack of possibility to use metallic cartridgeslack of possibility to use metallic cartridges30%poor shooting precisionpoor shooting precision29%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8356 answers in 4 languages »inventors riddles » 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.very hard 35% PeacockPeacock19%SwallowSwallow21%SkylarkSkylark24%SatanSatan35%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5369 answers in 2 languages »rockets riddles » 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.hard 43% radioactivityradioactivity9%high densityhigh density43%explosivenessexplosiveness20%extreme hardnessextreme hardness26%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 17481 answers in 2 languages »firearms riddles » Which of projectile weapons required the least skills to operate?Crossbow. A bow required a considerable degree of lifetime training, physical strength and expertise to operate with any degree of efficiency. In contrast, the crossbow was the first projectile weapon to be simple, cheap and physically-undemanding enough to be operated by large numbers of conscript soldiers.hard 43% bowbow20%crossbowcrossbow43%slingsling32%composite bowcomposite bow4%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 13440 answers in 2 languages »historic weapons riddles » If a gun bullet was made of gold, what properties would it have?Armor-piercing. The density of gold is 19,320 kg/m3, which is higher than of uranium (18,800) and much higher than of lead (11,340). The armor-piercing ammo is made of uranium for its high density - golden bullets would work for this purpose even better.hard 44% it would be uselessit would be useless27%explosiveexplosive4%armor-piercingarmor-piercing44%similar in its properties to a lead bulletsimilar in its properties to a lead bullet23%Created by: Cleo. Statistics based on 12644 answers in 2 languages »guns riddles » Which army used diesel engines in their tanks during the WW2?Soviets. Most of the nations at the time used lighter and more efficient petrol engines, often coming from the aviation industry. Soviets however decided to mass-produce diesel engines. There were several reasons: diesel fuel was less flammable and therefore safer, Soviet Union had the huge aluminium forge capacity, and they didn't have large diesel-consuming fleet.hard 45% GermansGermans33%BritishBritish9%AmericansAmericans11%SovietsSoviets45%Created by: Kate Pierrick. Statistics based on 20680 answers in 2 languages »tanks riddles » Who typically used a pavise, the largest medieval shield?Archers and crossbowmen. A pavise was too heavy to be used in direct combat. It was primarily used as a shelter by archers and crossbowmen, particularly during sieges. It was often deployed in the ground with a spike attached to the bottom. The name "pavise" comes from the city of Pavia in Italy.hard 45% archers and crossbowmenarchers and crossbowmen45%heavy cavalryheavy cavalry11%swordsmenswordsmen20%pikemenpikemen21%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10683 answers in 2 languages »Middle Ages riddles » 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.hard 47% 5 km5 km5%15 km15 km17%45 km45 km29%130 km130 km47%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 16861 answers in 2 languages »World War I riddles » 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.hard 51% decibelsdecibels25%pascalspascals5%decibels and candelasdecibels and candelas51%kilograms of equivalent TNTkilograms of equivalent TNT18%Created by: globalquiz.org. 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