25 Of The Most Destructive Military Weapons Ever Built

From dead carcasses being launched over castle walls to nuclear weapons being dropped on large cities, some of mankind’s most creative efforts have been poured into finding new and more effective ways of killing. These are 25 of the most destructive military weapons every built.

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The Airborne Laser

LaserArtist rendition of two YAL-1As shooting down missiles. The laser beams are highlighted red for visibility but in reality, they would be invisible

Technically called the YAL-1 Airborne Laser this is basically a Boeing 747 mounted with an anti-missile defense system that can track and shoot down enemy missiles from hundreds of miles away.

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Mark I

Mark I

Used during World War I this was the first tank ever to enter combat.


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The Trident

The Trident

It’s full name is the Trident II D5 SLBM. It contains 8 nuclear warheads and can be launched from a submarine. These are the missiles that would send us back to the stone age.

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MOAB

MOAB

Known as the “Mother of All Bombs” it’s technical name is the Massive Ordinance Air Blast. It is the most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever created by the US military.


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Shahab Missiles

Shahab Missiles

Not much is known about these Iranian weapons except that they have a range of 5,000 miles. And that is more than enough information.



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