Top 10 weapons facts Selected as the most interesting among weapons related questions in Weapons quiz 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.Created by: globalquiz.orgParis facts » Which country was the first to use military night vision devices?Germany. The first military night vision devices were introduced by the German Army as early as 1939. By the end of World War II, approximately 50-60 Panthers had been equipped with the infrared night-vision devices; also the "Vampir" man-portable system for infantry was used.Created by: TschukaWW2 facts » What was planned by the Nazis as V-3 super-weapon?A multi-charge gun. The V-3 was a German World War II supergun working on the multi-charge principle whereby secondary propellant charges are fired to add velocity to a projectile. The weapon was planned to be used to bombard London from two large bunkers in the Pas-de-Calais region of northern France, but they were rendered unusable by Allied bombing raids before completion.Created by: NinjaiWorld War II facts » What is the active component of pepper spray?Capsaicin. Pepper spray (also known as capsicum spray) is chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and temporary blindness used in policing, riot control, crowd control, and self-defense.Created by: Ninjaimartial arts facts » 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.Created by: globalquiz.orgarmy facts » How successful were the human torpedoes, developed by the Japanese during the WW2?It was a disappointment. Kaitens had a very limited diving depth, which in turn limited the diving depth of the host submarine. This is one of several factors blamed for the very poor survival rate of submarines armed with kaitens: eight submarines being lost for the sinking of only two enemy ships and damaging several others.Created by: globalquiz.orgsubmarines facts » Which country mass-produced speedboats packed with explosives as a weapon during WW2?Japan. The Shinyo ("Sea Quake") were Japanese suicide boats, driven by one man, to speeds of around 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph). Around 6,200 Shinyo were produced for the Imperial Japanese Navy and stored on the coast of Japan for the ultimate defense against the invasion of the Home Islands. Only a small number of them were used in action in the Phillipines and Okinawa, sinking some gunboats and auxiliary ships.Created by: Cleohistory of Japan facts » 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.Created by: globalquiz.orgnuclear power facts » 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.Created by: globalquiz.orgrockets facts » 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.Created by: globalquiz.orgpistols facts » Play weapons quiz and see all the questions.