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 33% it needs no oxygenit needs no oxygen33%it needs no frequent refuellingit needs no frequent refuelling36%it is silentit is silent27%it is smallit is small2%Created by: Riho Ishii. Statistics based on 3226 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 34% low speedlow speed25%low durabilitylow durability10%lack of possibility to use metallic cartridgeslack of possibility to use metallic cartridges34%poor shooting precisionpoor shooting precision29%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4124 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 37% PeacockPeacock17%SwallowSwallow20%SkylarkSkylark24%SatanSatan37%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2989 answers in 2 languages »rockets 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.very hard 37% GermansGermans38%BritishBritish10%AmericansAmericans13%SovietsSoviets37%Created by: Kate Pierrick. Statistics based on 10703 answers in 2 languages »tanks 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.very hard 38% it would be uselessit would be useless28%explosiveexplosive5%armor-piercingarmor-piercing38%similar in its properties to a lead bulletsimilar in its properties to a lead bullet27%Created by: Cleo. Statistics based on 6362 answers in 2 languages »metals 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 40% radioactivityradioactivity10%high densityhigh density40%explosivenessexplosiveness21%extreme hardnessextreme hardness27%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10181 answers in 2 languages »firearms riddles » How is this siege weapon called?Trebuchet. The counterweight trebuchet appeared in both Christian and Muslim lands around the Mediterranean in the 12th century. It could fling projectiles weighing up to 350 pounds (160 kg). The trebuchet's technical constructions were lost at the beginning of the 16th century. In 1984, the French engineer Renaud Beffeyte made the first modern reconstruction of a trebuchet, based on documents from 1324.hard 43% catapultcatapult33%ballistaballista14%siege towersiege tower7%trebuchettrebuchet43%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7915 answers in 2 languages »historic weapons 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 45% decibelsdecibels26%pascalspascals6%decibels and candelasdecibels and candelas45%kilograms of equivalent TNTkilograms of equivalent TNT22%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8180 answers in 2 languages »army 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 45% bowbow20%crossbowcrossbow45%slingsling29%composite bowcomposite bow4%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8319 answers in 2 languages »Middle Ages 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 cavalry10%swordsmenswordsmen23%pikemenpikemen20%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5669 answers in 2 languages »Middle Ages riddles » Play weapons quiz and see all the questions.