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 31% it needs no oxygenit needs no oxygen31%it needs no frequent refuellingit needs no frequent refuelling38%it is silentit is silent27%it is smallit is small2%Created by: Riho Ishii. Statistics based on 4239 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 31% low speedlow speed27%low durabilitylow durability11%lack of possibility to use metallic cartridgeslack of possibility to use metallic cartridges31%poor shooting precisionpoor shooting precision29%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6285 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% PeacockPeacock18%SwallowSwallow20%SkylarkSkylark24%SatanSatan35%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4188 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 41% radioactivityradioactivity10%high densityhigh density41%explosivenessexplosiveness21%extreme hardnessextreme hardness27%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 13421 answers in 2 languages »firearms 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 41% GermansGermans35%BritishBritish9%AmericansAmericans12%SovietsSoviets41%Created by: Kate Pierrick. Statistics based on 15397 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.hard 41% it would be uselessit would be useless28%explosiveexplosive4%armor-piercingarmor-piercing41%similar in its properties to a lead bulletsimilar in its properties to a lead bullet25%Created by: Cleo. Statistics based on 9309 answers in 2 languages »guns 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 44% bowbow19%crossbowcrossbow44%slingsling31%composite bowcomposite bow4%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10868 answers in 2 languages »historic weapons 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 46% archers and crossbowmenarchers and crossbowmen46%heavy cavalryheavy cavalry10%swordsmenswordsmen21%pikemenpikemen20%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8097 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 km6%15 km15 km17%45 km45 km28%130 km130 km47%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 13093 answers in 2 languages »World War I 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 48% catapultcatapult31%ballistaballista14%siege towersiege tower6%trebuchettrebuchet48%Created by: globalquiz.org. 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