10 Of The Most Ridiculous Weapons Ever Designed

.600 Nitro Express Revolver

Pfeifer Waffen, an Australian arms manufacturer, created the .600 Nitro Express Revolver for a single client. It weighs a staggering 13 pounds and is almost 2 foot long, making it the biggest handgun in the world. It’s huge size and power means that it needed to be made out of tungsten rather than traditional materials as it would break apart otherwise.

Gustav Rail Cannons

World War II saw both sides of the conflict attempt to build ever more elaborate and powerful weapons to try to gain an advantage. One of the crazier designs that came out of this period was the German Gustav Rail Cannons, a pair of cannons that were bigger than any other ever built. They weighed an incredible 10,000 pounds and could fire at targets 90 miles away.