25 Most Outrageous Military Weapons Ever Conceived

Although not all of these weapons saw real combat, they were all researched, developed, and prototyped. While some were just bad ideas to start with, others were (and still are) actually quite genius. These are 25 most outrageous military weapons ever conceived!

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Exploding Rats

Exploding Rats

These bad boys were used by British secret agents during World War II.

24

Anti Tank Dogs

Anti Tank Dogs

While struggling on the Eastern Front of World War II the Red Army eventually came to rely on dogs strapped with explosives to deal with enemy tanks. And yes, the dogs were on a one-way journey.


23

Ice Ships

Ice Ships

During World War II the allies were running a little short on supplies so when it came to building new aircraft carriers they were open to ideas. One genius proposed the use of pykrete (basically wood pulp and ice). Guess if it worked?

22

Coal Torpedo

Coal Torpedo

The name basically sums it up. It’s coal and it’s a bomb. During the American Civil War the Confederates would smuggle these onboard Union vessels. As soon as the sailors stoke the furnace…sayonara!


21

Flying Aircraft Carriers

Flying Aircraft Carriers

Although admittedly a better sounding idea than the whole “melting aircraft carriers made of ice” thing, the implementation of the idea is, well, still up in the air.



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