The most unusual weapon of the Second World War

The Second World War was a design for military designers. Led cannons, radio-controlled bombs and submarine aircraft carriers.

The most unusual weapon of the Second World War

Aircraft carriers

The project “Link” was developed by the engineer of the aircraft for a long distance throwing from 1 to 5 fighters. In addition to expanding the scope of the bombing of large shells.

Planes of the Tupolev family (TB-1, TB-3) were used as air carriers, and Polikarpov’s vehicles (I-3, I-4, I-16) were used as fighters. With the use of TB-5 and I-16, the fighter’s range increased by 80%, and the bomb load – 5 times!

The fighter was disconnected from the aircraft carrier. It was curious that the “emergency” plane was piloted by Chkalov himself. It was thus that it was not possible to “break away” from the aircraft carrier.

The baptism of the “Link” occurred on July 26, 1941. It was for the baptism of the “Linkage”. Oil tank in Constanta, Romania. During the distance of 40 km, the airborne of Odessa was loaded with bombs.

“B-4” and “Goliath”

“Dora” and “Gustav”

The tests of “Dora” and “Gustav” were completed only at the end of 1942. 4 meters in length.

“Gustav” was never used in battles, and “Dora” participated in the war only twice. 42 shots during the siege of Sevastopol and about 30 shots while suppressing the Warsaw Uprising. According to the expert, these technological masterpieces turned out to be “a waste of manpower and materials.”

Aircraft carrier submarine

In 1943, Japan began developing the I-400 submarine, which was the largest submarine of World War II. In total, three submarines of the planned 18 were built. It was followed by the second one.
The submarine’s armament consisted of 20 torpedoes, a 140-mm siege deck gun, three guns of three guns, one gun and three guns.

In the order to make it, it was not possible to place the submarine. A cylindrical hangar (3.5 meters in diameter and 37.5 in length). The displacement of the submarine reached 122 meters, the displacement was 3,530 tons, and the crew consisted of 144 people.

Two submarines I-400 and I-401 decided that during the operation, the American aircraft carriers near the athel Uliti. However, it was ingloriously surrendered to American troops.

Chain mine trawls

For example, it can be seen from the United States of America. of the armored vehicles.

In the case of the first production trawls were installed on Matilda tanks. It was approved by the British, who accepted the trawls, which they called “Crabs”, into Sherman tanks.

It was a movement from the tank, which was attached. There was a curved wire. It was protected from dust and dirt by a special shield.

British and American troops used in the northwestern Europe. Moreover, they were equipped with firepower.

Radio controlled bombs

The main purpose of the German radio-controlled bomb “Fritz-X” was the destruction of heavily armored naval targets. It was a modification of the standard SD-1400 armor-piercing bomb, but with its improved aerodynamics – it was four small wings and tail empennage.
With the help of the Fritz-X bomb, the Italian cruiser Spartan were sunk. However, such bombs couldn’t be sharply changing direction: they had to be dropped, flying directly over the target, which made it a bomb, very vulnerable.

The Henschel Hs 293, the Wehrmacht radio-controlled bomb, was much more efficient than the previous one. After dropping the warhead began. It has been shown that it’s not a problem.

For the first time the Henschel Hs 293 was sinking the British ship Erget. However, it’s not possible to discern brombs.

The most unusual weapon of the Second World War

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