10 of the Worst-Designed Weapons Ever Made

From multi-barreled guns, the world's smallest pistol, and anti-tank dogs, we take a look at 10 of history's strangest, and most ill-conceived weapons.

Chris Wiltz

May 24, 2017

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Weapons manufacturers are always looking for new an innovative ways to keep soldiers and law enforcement safe. But even the road to better and deadlier weapons is paved with a few stumbling blocks. To celebrate Memorial Day we decided to take a look at 10 poorly-designed weapons that we should all be glad our veterans aren't using. We could probably have included plenty of fictional weapons (like Kylo Ren's awful lightsaber) but we thought it would be even better to stick to real life. All of the weapons shown here were actually deployed in the field or tested at some point.

Click through to see 10 of history's greatest failures at weapon design.

Chris Wiltz is the Managing Editor of Design News.

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