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  • Worst weapon by country

    Meaning crappiest design. One could argue biggest waste of resources & such, but to make it simple, parameters above kept.

    US

    Britain

    Russia

    Germany

    Italy

    France


    As well to keep it simple, small countries, Albania et al left out.

  • #2
    Outside the mandate you have given, but I think this deserves honourable mention:




    MacAdam Shovel, it was supposed to be used as both an entrenching tool and a shield. The trooper was supposed to get prone behind it and put his rifle through the opening.

    Eventually someone in the Canadian Dept. of Militia and Defence realized it was just a shovel with a hole in it , but only after many thousands had been purchased.
    Amateurs study tactics, Professionals study logistics.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Purple fang View Post
      Meaning crappiest design. One could argue biggest waste of resources & such, but to make it simple, parameters above kept.


      Germany
      HE-177
      "Bella gerant alii, tu, felix Austria, nube"
      (May others wage war, you lucky Austria marry)

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      • #4
        I have a few World War 2 examples:

        Japan, 8 mm Nambu 14 Pistol, Type 100 Submachinegun, Nambu Type 11 Machinegun, Nambu Type 92 Machinegun

        Italy, Breda Model 30 Machinegun, Revelli Model 35 Machinegun

        France, Hotchkiss Machinegun, 1886 Lebel Rifle

        I did consider the Johnson Rifle and Machinegun, but they were not built in quantity so I am skipping over them. The Reising Submachinegun is also skipped over for the same reason. Most other Infantry weapons worked well enough, even if they weren't world beaters. The above examples were built in spite of better weapons on the market that were available for purchase.

        Pruitt
        Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

        Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

        by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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        • #5
          USA
          Colt Rifle

          Essentially it is a revolver placed in a rifle.
          For despite the silly sayings about violence never settling anything, history IS changed on the battlefield: ask the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
          -Jerry Pournelle-
          Introduction to 'Hammer's Slammers'

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          • #6
            US weapons look sexy, how could they be on the list for the most crappiest design???
            I am a simple man. I am by no means smarter than the average man. I am average...yet genius.

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            • #7
              Sexy?

              Originally posted by comm. waffle View Post
              US weapons look sexy, how could they be on the list for the most crappiest design???
              Trust me that the more you read, the more amazed you will be! Get a good reference book on weapons used in the Civil War for a start. Then do a little research into the carbine Custer's troops used at Little Bighorn. The Ordinance Department was not always the Infantryman's best friend...

              Pruitt
              Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

              Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

              by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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              • #8
                I'd vote for the Super Hornet...they replaced the Tomcat with THAT?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
                  Trust me that the more you read, the more amazed you will be! Get a good reference book on weapons used in the Civil War for a start. Then do a little research into the carbine Custer's troops used at Little Bighorn. The Ordinance Department was not always the Infantryman's best friend...

                  Pruitt
                  No I mean in 2000.like M16 and so on. I know the balistics and all that isn't the greatest...but you gotta admit that the look is sleek and sexy...
                  I am a simple man. I am by no means smarter than the average man. I am average...yet genius.

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                  • #10
                    Hmmm,

                    Sgt York
                    M8 ACE
                    Gamma Goat
                    If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 88L71 View Post
                      I'd vote for the Super Hornet...they replaced the Tomcat with THAT?
                      "THAT" has given the US almost complete air superiortiy in just about every war, since it was introduced. I think the Tomcat and the Hornet are both equally sexy...
                      I am a simple man. I am by no means smarter than the average man. I am average...yet genius.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by comm. waffle View Post
                        "THAT" has given the US almost complete air superiortiy in just about every war, since it was introduced. I think the Tomcat and the Hornet are both equally sexy...
                        Hornet looks better, Tomcat looks like a mean and practical long-range killing machine (hmm, amazing, because that is what it is....).

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Roadkiller View Post
                          Outside the mandate you have given, but I think this deserves honourable mention:




                          MacAdam Shovel, it was supposed to be used as both an entrenching tool and a shield. The trooper was supposed to get prone behind it and put his rifle through the opening.

                          Eventually someone in the Canadian Dept. of Militia and Defence realized it was just a shovel with a hole in it , but only after many thousands had been purchased.
                          Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

                          Prayers.

                          BoRG

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                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PtsX_Z3CMU

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                          • #14
                            The French Chauchat

                            Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

                            Prayers.

                            BoRG

                            http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8757/snap1ws8.jpg

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PtsX_Z3CMU

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                            • #15
                              Tomcat was faster, longer range, larger airframe (with more upgrade potential) etc, etc.

                              A great aircraft that continually got screwed over by politicans, and now, to add insult to injury, we're chopping 'em up because I guess we're afraid some Iranians are going to walk into the boneyard and steal an engine or AWG-9 or something (presumably put them in their pockets or under a large trench coat?)

                              Hornet looks better? Do you mean the vertical tail stuck way too far forward, the engines too close together, the wimpy-looking landing gear, or the oh-so-fashionable new square intakes? It's named after an insect and IMHO looks like one too.

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