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Nazi Wonder Weapons you might not know

Ever wondered what German scientists did work on while the Americans
worked on thier boring bombs? Here are some examples of
achievements by the nation that gave birth to modern rocketry. And did
some other things as well.
This is rocket was used to take out heavy bombers from a safe
distance. They came too late in the war to make a major difference, the
they played a great role in the "Black Thursday" raid on the ball bearing
plant in Schweinhund, where the RAF lost 77 ofh their 291 "Flying
Fortress" bombers with another 122 damaged.
The higly effective, it just came too late in the war.
Messerschmitt Me 262 "Schwalbe" (Swallow)
This sleak ************ is the worlds first operational let powered fighter aircraft.
Vastly superior to anything the allies could field, this baby forced the allies to focus on
destroying it on the ground rather then facing it in the air. Coming late in the war, its
small numbers had almost no impact on the war, claiming only 542 kills.
It was could be fitted with 4 x cannons, 24 x rockets or 2 It
sock: bombs and achieved scum/ h )
Th is were things started to go crazy in the German workshops:
This was supposed to counter the allied bomber threat to the rel in its
last days. This "manned rocket" was was focused on fast starts in places
without gelds, and is the first vertical takeoff capable manned rocket
powered aircraft Armed w h 24 It rockets, this
interceptor was sti in testing and never saw combat when before the
war ended.
About the picture: The feeble swastikas on the wings were painted on by
allies post war and are not positioned according to German military
Captain america anyone? Yes, these did actually exist. Well, to an extend. S I in
testing when the war ended, this is another vertical takeoff interceptor
designed to defend the Reich' s cities. The ramie's on the end of the three rotor
blades would make them spin and work like a giant propeller. It would have been
armed with 2 x and 2 It cannons and achieve a calculated speed of
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#55 - hlcptr (12/14/2013) [+] (3 replies)
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#12 - infinitereaper (12/14/2013) [-]
>German Science
#72 to #12 - fdvhfdjdhgf (12/14/2013) [-]
Source please.
Would be appriciated.
User avatar #91 to #72 - infinitereaper (12/14/2013) [-]
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.
#54 to #12 - nonoiseni (12/14/2013) [-]
I require the source !
Stolz Deutscher zu sein !
#87 to #54 - infinitereaper (12/14/2013) [-]
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.
So worth the watch.
#25 to #12 - anotheroneonearth (12/14/2013) [-]
Stroheim FTW
#126 - lolzordz ONLINE (12/14/2013) [-]
and these are the weapons we'd have won the war with

if we built them in time!
User avatar #140 to #126 - metalmind (12/14/2013) [-]
Well, they were all built according to the plan, Hitler just started the war 3 years earlier than planned.
User avatar #144 to #140 - lolzordz ONLINE (12/14/2013) [-]
silly hitler
#43 - tkfourtwoone ONLINE (12/14/2013) [-]
You forgot about the glorious Landkreuzer P. 1000 Ratte...

Putting the Maus to utter shame.
User avatar #103 to #43 - profkitty (12/14/2013) [-]
The gas that would use if it came into play at that time.
Also wouldn't the turrets be useless at the height and angle? Unless they could be pointed down at a 45-60 degrees.
User avatar #116 to #103 - besle (12/14/2013) [-]
Think of it as a piece of artillery, it was able to fire from afar. Also the guns was based off naval guns, so the reach of the guns was pretty formidable.
User avatar #146 to #116 - profkitty (12/14/2013) [-]
I thought it looked vaguely familiar to something in the military, the guns.
I see and understand your point now, thank you for pointing that out.
User avatar #117 to #43 - besle (12/14/2013) [-]
And you forgot about Landkreuzer P. 1500 Monster
User avatar #139 to #43 - metalmind (12/14/2013) [-]
You know, if the World war had started in 42 as it was planned those things would have seen the battle field.
#127 to #43 - thecakeislegit (12/14/2013) [-]
Well this was just an idea. Never actually built.
It's railway counter-part on the other hand...
User avatar #138 to #127 - metalmind (12/14/2013) [-]
Is that gustav or Dora?
User avatar #154 to #138 - thecakeislegit (12/14/2013) [-]
It's the Gustav.
#15 - nervaaurelius (12/14/2013) [-]
I think compilations in this format would be good. I DEMAND MORE
I think compilations in this format would be good. I DEMAND MORE
#61 - dross (12/14/2013) [-]
Quite sad when you think all the tightest, coolest 			****		 is usually made with the sole purpose of more efficiently blowing up the other side's latest coolest 			****		.   
In peacetime everyone's just ticking along using facebook and posting selfies. Start a war, and all the scientists get 5x the budget and whatever resources they need.
Quite sad when you think all the tightest, coolest **** is usually made with the sole purpose of more efficiently blowing up the other side's latest coolest **** .

In peacetime everyone's just ticking along using facebook and posting selfies. Start a war, and all the scientists get 5x the budget and whatever resources they need.
#227 to #61 - jakeattack (12/16/2013) [-]
moral of the story? more wars!!
but really what if we made some kind of way to get this kind of competitive for a more positive manner.
#39 - solidderking (12/14/2013) [-]
don't forget about Rex

at the beginning of its development CoD ghost should be about him
User avatar #16 - failtolawl (12/14/2013) [-]
And you can fly them all on bf 1942
User avatar #30 to #16 - crazyolitis (12/14/2013) [-]
Never seen the thrust-wing in BF1942, though.
User avatar #41 - reginleif (12/14/2013) [-]
I think the take-home message here is that the Germans were pretty much technological geniuses but tactical/strategic morons (or at least Hitler was). I heard the first assault rifles had to be developed under a different name cause Hitler wasn't "down" with research on rifles.
User avatar #48 to #41 - hlcptr (12/14/2013) [-]
Yeah, Hitler had no sense for military tactics, that was why the generals conspired to kill him. They planted a bomb where he was supposed to give a speech, but he was late (the ONE time you count on a German being on time). But if Hitler had died and near genius Generals like the Desert Fox Rommel were in charge, the US might have had no chance but to use nukes.
User avatar #125 - killinkyle (12/14/2013) [-]
ME-262 was quite easily shot down by any compitent pilot.

While its speed was something to be reckoned with, it was fairly simple to out maneuver simply due to the fact that the German pilots were not used to high speed fighting.

Most of the times, really, the ME-262 was matched up 4 against squadrons of up to 24 mustangs, which severely outnumbered them. Although a good 100 MPH faster then the mustang, its fuel limitations ON TOP of the danger the fuel itself endangered the pilot made it a very terrible aircraft and was quickly and swiftly replaced in the latest stages of the war by the 109 K4.
User avatar #129 to #125 - icannotusecaps (12/14/2013) [-]
So it was literally too advanced for both sides at the time?
User avatar #135 to #129 - killinkyle (12/14/2013) [-]

A lot of WW2 Aces were lost training in first generation jets, like the P-80 Shooting Star.
#65 - Shitthatscrazy (12/14/2013) [-]
There was also research on a German stealth fighter in WW2. From the relic that was discovered when US troops occupied a german hanger they found this partially dismantled machine. It's body was made almost entirely of layered wood with a hand formed plexi-glass and completely smooth to absorb and deflect a large amount of radar frequencies. it was powered by twin jet engine that were built inconspicuously into the frame .The only reason it wasn't completed is because of burn out issues in the engine and time constraints. There was a television special on this that showed it being made using the same practices and techniques that were used previously to create the original machine.

Scary thing is...... when it was tested on a radar field it barely appeared..... even scarier..... they ran a test simulation after doing the radar test and combined it with luftwaffen flying techniques at flying just above to ocean to better evade radar, it was able to break through the british radar fleet with only 6 minutes of detection before arrival, the british defenses would have been completely been caught off guard and the radar system annihilated due to the fighters being equipped with standard fighter plane machine guns.

Want to know the worse of that research.... there was a design plan found for one that could carry a nuclear bomb all the way to the united states. a larger version powered by 6 jet engines as to the original 2. The amount of warning time a place like New York City would have before the alarm would go off......... just a short 8 minutes before the bomb drop.

To think the germans at that time had almost finished researching and mass producing what would have been super-advanced for their time stealth fighters that could wiped out the allied forces and killed million before they even know it was coming.... Hitler could have quite easily won the war...

For proof :
#75 to #65 - fdvhfdjdhgf (12/14/2013) [-]
Sound like "Captain America" (The newer movie) took inspiration from it.
User avatar #78 to #75 - Shitthatscrazy (12/14/2013) [-]
except the bomber plane in that move was an albatross of b-52 bomber. not at all a stealth fighter
#113 to #78 - zelik (12/14/2013) [-]
except it's actually based on the german Horton H.XVIII, same plane mentioned in ************** 's comment
User avatar #120 to #113 - Shitthatscrazy (12/14/2013) [-]
the whole front nose of the plane was glass in the movie
#121 to #120 - zelik (12/14/2013) [-]
its this ???
User avatar #122 to #121 - Shitthatscrazy (12/14/2013) [-]
User avatar #114 to #113 - zelik (12/14/2013) [-]
i mean your comment lol
#159 to #65 - ferngully (12/14/2013) [-]
There was no german stealth-bomber/fighter.
Maybe(!) the Horton bomber was hard to detect on radar , but if this was even true it is entirely coincidental.
The Horton got its wing-shape form because it would give it longer range. NOT because it would be invisible on radar.
User avatar #161 to #159 - Shitthatscrazy (12/14/2013) [-]
I never said it was invisible once in my comment....
User avatar #162 to #161 - Shitthatscrazy (12/14/2013) [-]
and ya it was considered a stealth fighter
User avatar #241 to #65 - enkmaster (06/22/2014) [-]

It was never, so far as I've read, designed as a stealth fighter. U.S testing showed that it wouldnt have had any affect on the radar systems of the time besides a mere 15% reduction in the signature against the aging Chain Home system. The "stealth" part was just a quirk of design.
User avatar #242 to #241 - Shitthatscrazy (06/23/2014) [-]
Well as far as you've read aside, it was proven that the "stealth" technology was advanced for its time. Seeing it used along with common german flight patterns of the Luftwaffen Squadron, who used tactics such as flying close to sea level. It was proven more than capable of penetrating the existing English radar systems to the point of next to no warning (about 5 minutes before reaching the base) and handling weaponry that would majorly cripple air defenses. The plane alone wouldnt have done the job, yes true, however in combination with radar avoidence techniques that were used by professional german pilots, proven with testing against a radar assessment and pilot simulation. The facts are there.
User avatar #243 to #242 - enkmaster (06/23/2014) [-]
Stealth techniques do not equal stealth fighter. You can be stealthy in a non-stealth aircraft.
User avatar #245 to #243 - Shitthatscrazy (06/26/2014) [-]
and raging by thumbing down every comment just proves how wrong you are
User avatar #247 to #245 - enkmaster (06/26/2014) [-]
The only one to actually thumb anything down in this conversation is you.
User avatar #246 to #245 - enkmaster (06/26/2014) [-]

That wasnt me.

Click the little question mark.
User avatar #248 to #246 - Shitthatscrazy (06/26/2014) [-]
well i fixed it.
User avatar #249 to #248 - enkmaster (06/26/2014) [-]

Have a nice night/day then.
User avatar #244 to #243 - Shitthatscrazy (06/23/2014) [-]
I never mention stealth techniques. I said "radar avoidance", meaning to evade radar detection for as long as possible. Not stealth.
User avatar #69 to #65 - tazzerz (12/14/2013) [-]
Those ******* planes always creep me the hell out, I don't know why, but they look so... alien... to what we usually have flying about, and especially back then, imagine being in your Spitfire or B-17, or in a radar station in Britain, expecting the usual German fighters, then these alien looking things pop up out of nowhere, absolutely nowhere and and start tearing your Plane or Radar station apart, and assuming many people had never heard a jet before, the booming noise flying over. Ugh, that would be a bad, and horrifying, situation to be in...
User avatar #73 to #69 - Shitthatscrazy (12/14/2013) [-]
exactly. no real time to prepare any defenses before they just start attacking everything before zooming out and leaving the radar base in ruins. they got bombs on board as well the the twin 50ml machine guns i mentioned previously
User avatar #80 to #73 - tazzerz (12/14/2013) [-]
Imagine the silhouettes of that jet against the evening sky, and having absolutely no idea what or who they were. And with that loud jet booming they would bring alot of confusion, intimidation and panic to the allies if even a squadron of them got into the war. Scary stuff.
User avatar #83 to #80 - Shitthatscrazy (12/14/2013) [-]
you wouldnt really see them up in the evening sky though. the luftwaffen techniques are to fly low and fast..... since the could travel up to 600 mph or so research claims.
User avatar #86 to #83 - Shitthatscrazy (12/14/2013) [-]
just a big boom as they zoom almost right over head guns blazing
User avatar #89 to #86 - tazzerz (12/14/2013) [-]
Jesus, that's even worse. Just a big bang, a zoom from the jets and a black weird shape fly over for like a second, REALLY bad situation to be in.
User avatar #90 to #89 - Shitthatscrazy (12/14/2013) [-]
User avatar #142 to #69 - metalmind (12/14/2013) [-]
By the way: the americans based their stealth tecnology on the german one.
#68 - letstrytobehappy (12/14/2013) [-]
All of the dormant german pride of my ancestors is breaking free with this post.
User avatar #81 to #68 - ninegagxd (12/14/2013) [-]
You're german. You're not allowed to exhibit any pride or nationalism. I flagged your comment for hate speech
#84 to #81 - letstrytobehappy (12/14/2013) [-]
Actually,i am american,but me grandparents are german and i enjoy german culture,which is what i was referring to with my picture,never forget that the US is a melting pot sir.
#34 - listerthepessimist (12/14/2013) [-]
nazi germany: go big or go home
nazi germany: go big or go home
#36 to #34 - listerthepessimist (12/14/2013) [-]
its a ******* gif

better picture
#63 to #34 - justleaving (12/14/2013) [-]
here, have this
#8 - nightstar (12/14/2013) [-]
I was under the impression Hitler wanted the ME-262 used as a bomber, reducing any impact it might have made even more.

Unsure of truth in that though.
User avatar #14 to #8 - drifterfamas (12/14/2013) [-]
The Arado 234 was used as a jet bomber late in the war, it looks much like the Me-262.
User avatar #17 to #8 - plainarcane **User deleted account** (12/14/2013) [-]
He did, at first, greatly reducing their impact; however later in the war they had some that they actually used as fighters.
#118 to #8 - anon (12/14/2013) [-]
this statement is actually very true. hitler believed that jet power would make the planes move too fast to be effective against prop planes. he wanted to turn the jets into long range bombers, but they lacked the muscle required to hold a large yield of explosives.
User avatar #160 - sidekickman (12/14/2013) [-]
I'm usually tolerant of grammar and spelling errors, but this is really thowing me off. You should really edit your content before you post it.
#101 - jakefenris (12/14/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
User avatar #79 - teoferrazzi (12/14/2013) [-]
this is the Focke-Wulf
it Fockes Wulfs
#93 to #79 - whycanticaps (12/14/2013) [-]
it wulf fockes*

I'm sorry to ruin your joke
User avatar #99 to #95 - teoferrazzi (12/14/2013) [-]
this picture is dumb. it should be
'it panzs Hauptkampf'
#100 to #99 - faithrider (12/14/2013) [-]
i don't like you...
User avatar #94 to #93 - teoferrazzi (12/14/2013) [-]
I don't like you
#97 to #94 - anon (12/14/2013) [-]
This is teoferrazzi, he ferrazzi teos
#62 - thalfak (12/14/2013) [-]
What about the Horten Ho 229, which would've been the world's first stealth plane.
#37 - friedgreenpomatoes ONLINE (12/14/2013) [-]
Are there seriously people who don't know about the Me 262?
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