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  • I wish we had one of them.

  • Doomsday machines.

  • Welcome to Watch Mojo is Top five facts in today's installment.

  • We're counting down the top five facts about super weapons come along as we explore the real world of revolutionary and far flung tools of war as well as their odd and terrifying history.

  • Number five.

  • They aren't always giant physical war machines.

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  • That's the super weapon way expecting when we think of super weapons in the modern sense, weapons of mass destruction, like nuclear warheads come to mind.

  • But a super weapon isn't defined by its size or curb appeal.

  • All that matters is its ability to do serious damage.

  • Now that nearly everything important is stored on computer servers, A well coordinated cyber attack could be arguably more devastating than most physical weapons of war.

  • The crash override malware, also known as in Destroyer, took down the entirety of Kiev's power grid in 2016.

  • And in 2000 and nine, a computer worm, Stuxnet was used to seriously damage Iran's nuclear program.

  • It seems that the next generation of wars may be fought with keyboards.

  • Number four.

  • Some of the incomplete ones were true works of science fiction.

  • It's every dictators dream to have the ultimate super weapon, a tool so powerful they can bring the entire world to its knees with the simple threat of its use.

  • Over the years, this never ending arms race has produced some rather far flung concepts.

  • Famed inventor Nikola Tesla's proposed tell a force often referred to as the death Ray was a particle launcher, which, by Tesla's own estimation, could bring down a fleet of 10,000 enemy airplanes at a distance of 200 miles.

  • Perhaps the most outlandish theoretical super weapon in human history, however, was the Nazi son gun, a 3.5 square mile, nine square kilometer reflector launched into space that could burn the Earth like a giant magnifying glass.

  • Oh, please, I can cause for more collateral damage than that.

  • Karen, Where did you put my death rate?

  • Number three.

  • They have a tendency to not work out over here.

  • Maybe some theoretical super weapons fail because of shoddy or overly optimistic science.

  • But historically speaking, they tend to fail more often than not because they're simply too ambitious.

  • Imagination is limitless, but resources are not.

  • The USSR worked on numerous colossal war machines over the years.

  • But most of them from aircraft carriers, battleships, tanks and heavy bombers failed.

  • They would have ruled the air, land and sea, but they took so long and required such skilled labor that they were often abandoned.

  • Mid project.

  • Those that made it into the field usually suffered mechanical failure quickly.

  • So while they had the potential to be highly intimidating, super weapons have a risk of being a colossal waste of money.

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  • I wish we had one of them Tuesday machines stating Number two Nazi Germany was notoriously into their vonda vapor, more so than arguably any other nation in history.

  • Nazi Germany family believed that their so called miracle weapons would win them the war.

  • Whole point of the doomsday machine is last.

  • If you keep it a secret, why didn't you tell them?

  • Well done.

  • No other country could keep up with the Nazis.

  • Speed of production, imagination or diversity.

  • When it came to over the top war machines, the V One and V two long range missiles were both devastatingly effective when used in combat.

  • But the super gun known as the V three canon with its £310 shells and 102.5 mile range received limited use.

  • The Nazis also developed the first radio guided bomb.

  • Fritz X, the Heavy Gustav and Dora 800 millimeter railway guns on countless boats, planes and tanks.

  • Among the dozens of wunderbar has developed.

  • The Kugel Panza, a spherical reconnaissance tank, is arguably the strangest prototype.

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  • Number one.

  • They've existed for many years.

  • We tend to think of super weapons as technological wonders, but they don't have to be high tech.

  • In the modern sense.

  • Examples of super weapons can actually be found in pretty much every culture and civilization across recorded history.

  • A super weapon is anything new, innovative and efficient in war that gives one side a substantial leg up in combat At the time.

  • In fourth century BC, the Duga crossbow was the first of its kind a semi automatic crossbow that allowed soldiers to fire multiple bolts in quick succession, the Byzantine Navy employed Greek fire flamethrowers to devastate their enemies at sea.

  • As early as the 13th century Song Dynasty, China had gunpowder based rockets.

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