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wonder weapon is any very advanced form of weaponry whose design,
production or deployment in the field of battle is impractical or
ill-timed. Such weapons are radical departures from, or
improvements of, the arms or machinery used at the time and are
often intended to turn the tide of a current conflict. These
weapons are either never completed, or are introduced near the end
of hostilities in limited capacity so the expectations far exceed
the results.The term is a calque of the German word Wunderwaffen,
which was coined during World War II. Amongst Germans, it was
abbreviated into "Wuwa" /vu va/, which belittled these projectThe
secrecy surrounding the development of new weapons sometimes
conflicts with the weapon developers' hype of new products,
resulting in common advancements being mislabelled as wonder
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