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IN History & Culture ON 27 Dec, 2015
Adolf Hitler is a well-known personality. We all know that Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany, and he is the one who initiated World War II that resulted in millions of deaths. But do you know what weapons did Hitler use during world war II? I did not know, and I'm sure, many of us don't know about it. Down here, you will see some interesting, but rather secret weapons used by the Nazis during WWII.
These mini-Goliath could move 6 miles/hour while carrying up to 100kg of explosives. A joystick was used to control these mini monster via 2000 feet cable. It was mainly used to destroy bunkers and tanks of enemies.
The Fritz is known as the grandfather of modern bombs. This 3,450-pound weapon can penetrate 28 inches of armor. When this radio- guided missile was launched, it sank an Italian battleship in 1943. Now you imagine how powerful it could be.
Powered by two powerful jet engines, this jet could cruise at some 49,000 feet with a speed over 600 mph. The HortenHo 299 was the world's first stealth jet. In spite of an excellent design, it failed to impress everyone in the war during 1944.
The Panzer VIII Maus weighed 188 tons and was the heaviest armored tank that was built in 1944. It was very slow because of its insane weight, with a speed of 13 km/h. It was so expensive that only two were ever made both of which were captured by the Soviet Union.
This is the single largest weapon ever made in history. It took a vast number of people to operate this giant 'Schwerer Gustav'. It weighs approx 1,350 tons because of which, only two such weapons were ever built.
It was the first successful assault rifles of 1944 and also Hitler's favorite one; it become so famous that many other assault rifles were created keeping StG44 as an idol. Even Ak-47 is also derived from it.