Weapons questions This is a list of recently added questions about weapons. Play weapons quiz and see all the questions. Who used the sarissa (a type of weapon) in their combat formations?Macedonians. The sarissa is a type of long spear (about 4–7 metres or 13–23 ft in length) first introduced by Phillip II of Macedonia in Macedonian phalanx formations. It was usually composed of two lengths and was joined by a central bronze tube only before a battle. The tight formation of the phalanx created a "wall of pikes", and the pike was so long that there were fully five rows of them projecting in front of the front rank of men.Created by: Roy Zhuancient Greece riddles »hard 57% SpartansSpartans1120RomansRomans544TurksTurks375MacedoniansMacedonians2799 Which country has the largest army?People's Republic of China . China has a population of 1,354,040,000 according to an official estimate at the end of December 2014. In theory, all Chinese men are required to serve a term of military service if called upon in the People’s Liberation Army, but there are enough volunteers that there has never been a need to call on conscripts. Created by: Rafamilitary riddles »hard 59% United States of America United States of America 1430India India 168People's Republic of China People's Republic of China 3415North Korea North Korea 701 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.Created by: Cleoguns riddles »very hard 37% it would be uselessit would be useless1584explosiveexplosive326armor-piercingarmor-piercing2043similar in its properties to a lead bulletsimilar in its properties to a lead bullet1494 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.Created by: globalquiz.orghistoric weapons riddles »hard 44% archers and crossbowmenarchers and crossbowmen2263heavy cavalryheavy cavalry571swordsmenswordsmen1169pikemenpikemen1043 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.Created by: globalquiz.orgMiddle Ages riddles »hard 45% bowbow1522crossbowcrossbow3377slingsling2239composite bowcomposite bow352 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.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory riddles »hard 43% catapultcatapult2454ballistaballista1038siege towersiege tower542trebuchettrebuchet3099 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.organcient Rome riddles »hard 55% crossbowcrossbow1489catapultcatapult1434ballistaballista5522trebuchettrebuchet1506 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 riddles »average 61% GermansGermans4509SovietsSoviets11916JapaneseJapanese1776AmericansAmericans1097 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.Created by: Kate PierrickWorld War II riddles »very hard 36% GermansGermans3697BritishBritish1017AmericansAmericans1261SovietsSoviets3421 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 riddles »hard 59% Soviet UnionSoviet Union1878CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia8765GermanyGermany3792PolandPoland349 Play weapons quiz and see all the questions.