Weapons ideas that were DUMB

Some weapons are conceptually flawed, even thought they were designed well. Others are based on a sound concept, but fail in their implementation.

This is not a thread about those weapons. This is a thread about weapons that were regrettable from conception to execution, from start to finish, for everyone involved.

Post failures, rejects, and widowmakers in this thread.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Parasite fighters, especially in the jet era. No retrieval mechanism would work out in real conditions.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah but they were cool

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      More like the problem is lacking armament and performance.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Parasite fighters, especially in the jet era. No retrieval mechanism would work out in real conditions.

        Yeah but they were cool

        >parasite fighters
        >lack armament

        They're called drones / UAVs now.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The main battle tank in the modern era

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thermobaric short range MLRS like TOS. It's a moronic waste of resources.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's classified as a heavy flamethrower you massive moron, it's made to clear entrenched infantry not duel with actual artillery

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        FARA was based but super moronic in the era of cheap drones. The ALE drones were cool and will probably be slapped on the Apache at some point.

        He never said that it was supposed to duel with artillery, you made an entire post countering an argument that was never made.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >He never said that it was supposed to duel with artillery
          He implied it, not my fault you're braindead, he said short ranged short ranged relative to what? To other self propelled rocket launchers which are all artillery is the logical conclusion

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But it's so short ranged it gets btfo by ATGMs in the exact kind of fighting it was designed for.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It has more than double the range of a Milan or TOW if it's getting hit by ATGMs then it's the scouting that failed

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Finnish recoilless rifle prototype from WW2
    >but recoilless rifles are cool!
    Yes but this one was characteristically Finnish i.e. ruined by perceived cost savings. It was supposed to sling everything from Panzerfaust projectiles and old flares to mortar ammo because that's what was in inventory. Acceptable performance could not be achieved for some reason and nothing came out of it

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That was clearly a great idea but the pilots were too weak

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The second amendment.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The warrior infantry fighting vehicle. It can’t shoot on the move, it fires from a clip with only 6 rounds at the ready before a manual reload must take place, and it doesn’t have atgms.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >can’t shoot on the move
      That’s such an import facet of IFVs that it’s almost comical that this is the case

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ever wonder why France is not sending their old MBTs to Ukraine?
        Apparently shooting on the move was an afterthought for eurocels mid cold war

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That French submarine that had a twin barrel turret attached to it.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >brown
    >/pol/
    It’s obvious that you are upset by the fact that the warrior can’t fire accurately on the move

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Doing the needful I see

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >if I call him brown the warrior can fire accurately on the move
        Delicious

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The most powerful man in England is a pajeet. It’s over

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Power is the ability to have effect. Sunak is pretty much impotent, not because the position he holds is bad or lacks powers but because he himself is flawed in ways that make it impossible for him to use that power.
          It just goes to show that like putting a pig in a stable won't make it run the grand national, you also can't put a brownoid into a white man's office and expect him to be able to work.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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