Secret Weapons Of World War Two

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Secret Weapons of World War Two In a war of mass destruction and huge weaponry, development of the next big offensive device was on the minds of all the leaders involved. Many of these weapons were designed in secret laboratories under the top scientists and physicists in the world. High emphasis and funding put into these designs, the developments flourished. Some of these weapons were unbelievable successes, making their way to the battlefield meeting all the expectations set by their imaginative creators. Others, however, did not make it any further than the testing unit. Numerous previously unheard of ideas were presented, several being far ahead of their time. This was cause for some of the weapons failures. Although, these were…show more content…
During its final testing, however, the Panjandrum nearly killed a filmer of the event, roaring towards him and shooting rockets in every direction. Due to safety reasons, the project was discontinued after that final test. Barnes Wallis, also British, designed what was called an Earthquake Bomb. This was a bomb that fell from high above the earth, penetrated the ground, exploded, and caused an earthquake. It was used towards the end of the war, on massively reinforced installations, underground caverns, buried tunnels, and bridges. Some of Wallis’ bombs based on the Earthquake Bomb were used to disable the German V2 factory, bury V3 guns, sink Tirpitz, the battleship, and other previously undamageable targets. Another British bomb designed by Barnes Wallis was the Bouncing Bomb. The concept was a bomb that bounced across water to avoid torpedo nets. It was designed to allow speed and time of detonation to be pre-determined. In May of 1943, a Bouncing Bomb was used to explode German dams underwater, having a similar effect to Wallis’ other design, the earthquake bomb. Also in the family of bombs developed by Great Britain, was the E61 Anthrax Bomb. This was a biological bomblet, sub-munition for the E133 cluster bomb. Within in was thirty-five milliliters of anthrax spores, or another pathogen,on 30.600 sharp flechettes. The anthrax bombs were relatively lightweight and portable, because even just a
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