None In The Chamber

Secret weapons that never were, didn't catch on, or failed to work at all

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Friday Jul 24, 2020

If there’s one thing most people know about tanks, it’s that they’re heavy. The Panzer 4 weighed about 25 tonnes, multiple times the weight of a modern care. That’s pretty heavy, but what if I told you that the Nazis almost built a tank weighing 1000 tonnes? Today on None in The Chamber, we’ll be looking at two of the heaviest proposed concepts for World War II vehicles.

Tuesday Feb 18, 2020

Today we're going to be taking a look at a gun that I'm a big fan of, 1942's De Lisle Carbine. A stealth rifle so quiet that even modern guns struggle to match its low volume, the De Lisle was a bizarre creation that came in a limited run of 129 units, never receiving any kind of official continuation. But why didn't it catch on?

#6: The Gilboa Snake

Friday Sep 06, 2019

Friday Sep 06, 2019

Why use one gun when you can use two? The Gilboa Snake isn't the world's first attempt at making a double-barrelled rifle, but it's certainly the most recent.

Sunday Jul 21, 2019

Wyatt Earp is one of the most famous figures in American West, but his famous long-barrelled Buntline may not have even existed. Was it a real, one-of-a-kind firearm, or just another romanticized part of his legacy?
This episode's music  - Desperados 2 Soundtrack

#4: Experimental M1903 Variants

Saturday May 04, 2019

Saturday May 04, 2019

You've probably heard of the famous M1903 Springfield, but did you know that it's undergone a lot of different experimental changes? Here's five somewhat weird variants of the M1903 from the annals of history.

Monday Mar 25, 2019

When the Home Guard got desperate, British ingenuity stepped in to fix the problem! It's just a shame that they ended up killing more of their own men than German invaders. This is the story of The Smith Gun.

#2: Soviet Space Guns

Tuesday Mar 19, 2019

Tuesday Mar 19, 2019

Soviet space guns are real, and they're also... really weird? Here's two of the weapons they wanted to arm their astronauts with that we never saw again: the TP-82 Cosmonaut Survival Pistol and the Soviet Laser Pistol.

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