Even though it was never produced, the American Project Pluto/Supersonic Low Altitude Missile was hilariously horrible thing.
>nuclear powered ramjet cruise missile
>because of its nuclear engine, it has an estimated range of roughly 113,000 miles (182,000 km)
>equipped with multiple (between 14 and 26) thermonuclear warheads which would be ejected one by one as the missile flew over its assigned targets
>because of the low altitudes it would be flying at, the sonic waves caused by its passing would damage ground installations and injure/kill people
>oh, and because the nuclear reactor used to power it would be unshielded, it would fucking bleed radiation all over the place, wherever it went, which would sicken, injure, or kill living things beneath the flight path; the stream of fallout left in its wake would poison enemy territory
>as a grand finale, it would crash in some strategically selected place and cause intense radioactive contamination in the target area
Sadly/luckily it was declared obsolete before leaving the initial design and testing phase, due to the advent of ICBMs and partially also advances in defensive ground radar.
>>568093 Look up Big Babylon. Mr.Sadam thought he could shoot down US satalites. It sucked because we never really know if the gun could actually shoot down satalites. Also, the man who put it togeather was killed by Mossad. So fuck them.
>Ridiculous ancient siege weapon. >Do we want a siege tower to climb over the walls? >Or maybe a ram to break down the gate? >Or how about a battery of 16 catapults to bash down wall weak points or towers? >I KNOW! LET'S BUILD SOMETHING THAT DOES ALL OF THESE THINGS AT ONCE! >Oh wait, it's too heavy and slow to actually do anything. >Gets stuck in the mud.
When the siege was over, the Rhodians (?) sold it for scrap and it raised a significant amount of money for the Colossus.
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