Secret weapons of the Luftwaffe

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    Underwater missiles that could have hit New York, jet-powered bombers that were nearly impossible to intercept, sub-orbital bombers, vertical launch rocket fighters, or infrared visors are just a few of many in this definitive collection of incredible Nazi weapons. Be happy that those bastards never got to mass produce them.

    Secret weapons of the Luftwaffe
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    "The Rocket U-boat was an abandoned military project to create the first ballistic missile submarine. It was conceived of by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Plans for the rocket U-boat involved an attack on New York City with newly invented V-2 rockets."

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    "The Henschel Hs 117 Schmetterling (German for Butterfly) was a TV guided German surface-to-air missile project developed during World War II. There was also an air-to-air version. The operator used a telescopic sight and a joystick to guide the missile by radio control."

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    "The Henschel Hs 293 was a World War II German anti-ship guided missile: a radio-controlled glide bomb with a rocket engine slung underneath it."

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    "Rheintochter was a German surface-to-air missile developed during World War II. Its name comes from the mythical Rheintöchter (Rhinemaidens) of Richard Wagner's opera series Der Ring des Nibelungen."

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    "The Ruhrstahl X-4 was a wire guided air-to-air missile designed by Germany during World War II. The X-4 did not see operational service and thus was not proven in combat. The X-4 was the basis for the development of experimental, ground-launched anti-tank missiles that became the basis for considerable post-war work around the world, including the Malkara missile."

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    "Silbervogel, German for silver bird, was a design for a rocket-poweredsub-orbital bomber aircraft produced by Eugen Sänger and Irene Bredt in the late 1930s for The Third Reich/Nazi Germany. It is also known as the RaBo (Raketenbomber or rocket bomber)."

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    "The Arado Ar 234 was the world's first operational jet-powered bomber, built by the German Arado company in the closing stages of World War II. Produced in very limited numbers, it was used almost entirely in the reconnaissance role, but in its few uses as a bomber it proved to be nearly impossible to intercept. It was the last Luftwaffe aircraft to fly over England during the war, in April 1945."

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    "The Junkers Ju 287 was a Nazi Germany aerodynamic testbed built to develop the technology required for a multi-engine jet bomber. It was powered by four Junkers Jumo 004 engines, featured a revolutionary forward-swept wing, and apart from said wing was assembled largely from components scavenged from other aircraft."

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    "The Bachem Ba 349 Natter(English: Viper, Adder) was a World War II German point-defence rocket powered interceptor, which was to be used in a very similar way to a manned surface-to-air missile. After a vertical take-off, the majority of the flight to the Allied bombers was to be controlled by an autopilot. The primary mission of the relatively untrained pilot, was to aim the aircraft at its target bomber and fire its armament of rockets. The pilot and the fuselage containing the rocket motor would then land under separate parachutes, while the nose section was disposable."

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    "The DFS 346 (Samolyot 346) was a German rocket-powered swept-wing vehicle subsequently completed and flown (with indifferent success) in the Soviet Union after World War II. The prototype was still unfinished by the end of the war and was taken to the Soviet Union where it was rebuilt, tested and flown."

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    "The Fieseler Fi 103R, code-named Reichenberg, was a late-World War II German manned version of the V-1 flying bomb produced for attacks in which the pilot was likely to be killed or at best to parachute down at the attack site."

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    "The Focke-Wulf Ta 283 was a German low-wing jet interceptor designed during World War II."

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    "The Focke-Achgelis Fa 269 was a tiltrotor VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) fighter project designed by Heinrich Focke."
     
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    Interesting. And if they had spent the money on bombers, u boats and not invading Russia, Europe would be speaking German now....
     
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    "Schwerer Gustav and Dora were the names of two German 80 cm K (E) railway guns. The fully assembled guns weighed nearly 1,350 tonnes, and could fire shells weighing seven tonnes to a range of 47 kilometres (29 mi)."


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    "The Krummlauf (English: Curved barrel) is a bent barrel attachment for the Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifle developed by Germany in World War II. The curved barrel included a periscope sighting device for shooting around corners from a safe position."
     
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    Now all of Europe will be speaking Arab instead of German.
     
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    Germany circa 1942 could easily defeat over half of today's armies. Probably closer to 80% of today's armies.
     
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    Too bad they couldn't invent a really high/thick wall on their eastern border to prevent a bazillion Russians from over running their asses.
     
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    Die Glocke, or TheBell. The secret Nazi time machine. It was on Ancient Aliens, they couldn't put it on TV if it wasn't true.

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    "That's not a tank, THIS is a tank!" -"Crocodile" Himmler
     
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    Been there, Done that....


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    They could work on all of these secret weapons, but thank God their leaders were too stupid to figure out how to properly cloth, feed and shelter their army during a Russian winter?
     
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    "Just Nazis having a little fun"
     
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    They were of the opinion, it would be over before winter '41-'42.