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Weapons Lethality

Human intelligence developed extremely powerful weapons.
 
Weapons of mass destruction must be eliminated, to ensure human survival.
 
Their misuse by totalitarian governments and terrorists could bring on human decline, and even extinction.


Weapons Inventions

Roman Sword
Roman Sword

Early musket
Early Musket

World War I/II rifle
World War I/II Rifle

Assault rifle
Assault Rifle

World War I tank
World War I Tank

World War I fighter/bomber
World War I Fighter/Bomber

World War II tank
World War II Tank

World War II fighter/bomber
World War II Fighter/Bomber

Modern battle tank
Modern Battle Tank

Conventional fighter/bomber
Conventional Fighter/Bomber

Short-range nuclear missile
Short-Range Nuclear Missile

Nuclear-armed fighter/bomber
Nuclear-Armed Fighter/Bomber

Strategic nuclear missile
Strategic Nuclear Missile


Weapons Lethality

Weapon/Weapon System

Lethality Index

Sword
Early musket
World War I/II rifle
Modern assault rifle
World War I tank
World War I fighter/bomber
World War II tank
World War II fighter/bomber
Modern battle tank
Conventional fighter/bomber
Short-range nuclear missile (20 kiloton warhead)
Nuclear-armed fighter/bomber (350 kiloton warhead)
Strategic nuclear missile (25-megaton warhead)

1
3
38
210
3,400
11,500
110,000
150,000
160,000
480,000
41,500,000
310,000,000
10,500,000,000