10 Secret Weapons You’ve Never Heard of

10. The Lufhaust: The Fliegerfaust B, also known as the Lufthaust (literally means air fist) was a prototype for a portable ground-to-air rocket launcher trialed by the Nazis after 1944, designed to take out enemy planes attacking targets on the ground. An improvement on the Fliegerfaust A, the Lufthaust was a meter and a half long, weighed 6.5 kg, and had nine barrels instead of the usual one.

9. Advanced Hypersonic Weapons:  Within the program known as PGS (Prompt Global Strike), the advanced hypersonic weapon are being developed dedicated to precision delivery of a payload via an airstrike anywhere in the world, within a single hour. The idea is to eventually achieve a speed of up to Mach 24, heading in on a flat, low trajectory to mislead the enemy into thinking that the missile is only a conventional warhead, not a nuclear one. To  give you an idea, the current fastest cruise missile on earth is the Russian/Indian BrahMos, which can fly at speeds up to and around Mach 3 and is considered to be a supersonic weapon.

8. Supersonic Weapons: Already being used as crowd control devices, the sonic weapon covers a broad range of devices to achieve a multitude of potential effects. The high-power sound waves is are capable of causing serious damage to the eardrums, while the more sedate version would only cause discomfort like nausea or loss of equilibrium.

7. The Pulsed Energy Projectile Gun: It involves the creation of a pulsed infrared laser that reacts with the surface of a target to cause the appearance of a tiny amount of explosive plasma and a corresponding pressure wave, knocking the target off his feet. There would also be corresponding electromagnetic radiation generated as a side effect, which would rub the nerve cells the wrong way, causing severe pain.

6. Bring Down the Thunder: The Laser-Induced Plasma Channel, or LIPC, works by creating a plasma pathway in midair and beckoning lightning bolts down them to strike the target

5. The Heat Ray: The Active Denial System (ADS) is a directed-energy weapon being developed by the US military. It heats the surface of the target, using the same principles as a microwave, messing with the molecules of water and fat in the top layers of skin (around 0.4mm deep).

4.Ring the Bell: The idea behind it appears to have been to utilize Einsteinium theories to pursue the creation of either anti-gravity or free energy, possibly one with the other as a welcome side effect. According to Igor Witkowski, author of the book The Truth About the Wonder Weapon, transcripts of an interrogation of a former SS officer detailed Die Glocke's existence, the device being a nine-foot-wide, twelve-foot-high metal container roughly the shape of a bell, containing two cylinders rotating in opposite directions. Each cylinder was filled with a violet substance called xerum-525: the facility that housed The Bell and stored the xerum-525 was a place known by the code name Der Riese or The Giant near the Czech border. The transcripts allegedly describe The Bell's area of effect as being around 200 meters, extended from the skin of the device. Within that area of effect, plant matter would collapse and disintegrate and flesh would crystallize, leading to the accidental deaths of most of the scientists working on the project.

3.Super Soldier Exoskeleton: There are several designs of exoskeleton in development and they'll remain in development until the design flaws are ironed out. The comic book inspirations are nowhere more obvious than in their names, with forced acronyms the order of the day. Lockheed Martin’s H.U.L.C. system (the Human Universal Load Carrier) is a classic example, in development since 2000 but announced to the public the year after Iron Man captivated the public's imagination for the first time in 2008, given a clunky Marvel-inspired name.

2.Railgun: Working on basic principles of physics, the railgun is intended to act as a hypersonic projectile weapon that acts without the need for explosive propellants or expensive ammunition. Two conducting rails are connected by a power source, and a third conductive bridge – the projectile itself – is laid between them. The ensuing magnetic force pushes the projectile out at phenomenal speeds, anything from Mach 7 to Mach 10.

1. HAARP: Hugo Chavez brought international attention to the HAARP facility in Alaska when he accused the United States Air Force of using this high-frequency transmitter array to trigger the 2010 Haiti earthquake. HAARP is actually a research program designed to analyze the ionosphere, a portion of the upper atmosphere that stretches from about 53 miles (85 kilometers) above the surface of the Earth to 370 miles (600 km) up. The goal of the program is to understand the physics of the ionosphere, which is constantly responding to influences from the sun.