30 Dec '17, 1pm

10 of the Worst-Designed Weapons Ever Made

10 of the Worst-Designed Weapons Ever Made

If you've played a few first person shooter video games lately you know few things are as satisfying and killing any enemy with a well thrown sticky bomb. The British military thought the same thing would be true decades ago, but it turns out sticky bombs are better in theory than in actual practice. To be fair to the British military, it initially rejected the sticky bomb when it was first developed during WW2. But Winston Churchill liked them anyway and about 2.5 million of them went into production between 1940 and 1943. The initial design consisted of a glass sphere, containing semi-liquid nitroglycerin, covered with a knitted fabric shell. The bomb was coated with birdlime, a plant-based adhesive made from holly bark that was usually used for illegally trapping birds. The adhesive worked great on fowl, not so much on the tanks that the sticky bombs were designed to co...

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