History's Most Terrifying Weapons

Five of the scariest weapons ever

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    An image from an illustrated manuscript showing Greek fire in use.

    Wikimedia
  • 1224081502_M_gatling_gun.jpg
    A Gatling gun of the sort used by Union forces during the Civil War.

    U.S. Army
  • 1224081502_M_paris_gun.jpg
    The German 'Paris Gun,' used to terrorize the French capital with a range of 75 miles during World War I.

    Public domain
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    A V-2 rocket being tested at the secret weapons facility in Peenemünde, Germany in June 1943.

    Bundesarchiv
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    The aftermath of a V-2 attack on Antwerp, Belgium on Nov. 27, 1944.

    National Archives
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    A V-2 rocket mounted at the Peenemünde Historical and Technical Information Center in eastern Germany.

    Wikimedia
  • 1224081502_M_napalm_vietnam.jpg
    A napalm strike erupts in a fireball near U.S. troops on patrol South Vietnam in 1966.

    AP

 

 

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