Each of the warring sides invested an incredible amount of money for the design and construction of powerful weapons and we are going to consider some of the most influential. Today, they are not considered as the best or the most destructive, but the military equipment listed below, in varying degrees, affected the course of the Second World War. 10 Most Powerful Machines of World War II

10. LCVP

LCVP

LCVP - a kind of landing craft of US Navy, designed for transportation and landing of troops on unequipped coast occupied by the enemy. LCVP or "Higgins boat", named after its creator, Andrew Higgins, who designed a boat for action in shallow water and marshland. They were extensively used by the US Navy in amphibious operations during the Second World War. During 15 years of production 22 492 boats of this type were built. Landing boat LCVP was built of pressed plywood and structurally resembled a small river barge with a crew of 4 people. At the same time could carry a full infantry platoon of 36 soldiers. At full load, the boat Higgins could reach a speed of 9 knots (17 km / h).

9. Katyusha (BM-13)

Katyusha (BM-13)

Katyusha is an informal name for the tubeless systems of field rocket artillery that widely used by the Armed Forces of the USSR during the Second World war from 1941-1945. Originally BM-13s (mechanized combat vehicle) called as Katyushas, and later BM-8, BM-31, and others also called as Katyusha. BM-13 was the famous and the most massive Soviet war machine (BM) of this class. See the  10 Strange Military Vehicles of World War II .

8. Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancaster was a British heavy bomber used during the Second World War and was in service with the Royal Air Force. "Lancaster" is considered as the most productive and the most famous night bomber of World War II. It made more than 156,000 sorties and dropped more than 600,000 tons of bombs. The first combat flight took place in March 1942. During the war there were more than 7000 "Lancaster", but nearly half of them were destroyed by the enemy. Currently (2014) only two machines are able to fly.

7. Uboat (submarine)

Uboat (submarine)

U-boat - generalized abbreviation of the German submarines that were in service with the German Navy. Germany did not have strong enough navy that could resist the allied troops in the sea, above all, Germany hoped for its submarines, main aim of which was the destruction of trade convoys transporting goods from Canada, the British Empire and the United States to the Soviet Union and its allies in the Mediterranean. German submarines proved being incredibly effective. Later on Winston Churchill said that the only thing that scared him during the Second World War was the submarine threat. Studies have shown that the allies spent $ 26.4 billion to fight against German submarines. Unlike the Allied countries, Germany spent $ 2.86 billion for its U-boats. From a purely economic point of view the campaign should be considered as a success of the Germans, which makes German submarines one of the most powerful weapons of war.

6. Hawker Hurricane

Hawker Hurricane

The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter of World War II, which was designed and manufactured by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. There were built more than 14 500 of these aircraft. Hawker Hurricane had a variety of modifications and could be used as a fighter-bomber, interceptor, and attack aircraft.



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