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Offline Dadtallica

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Axis vs. Allied Superweapons
« on: December 14, 2023, 09:33:35 AM »
 This cracked me up!  :rofl

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Re: Axis vs. Allied Superweapons
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2023, 10:01:57 AM »
Looks like from that post that they were saying the Germans were stupid. I have to disagree with that. Much of the technology they developed was the basis of many of the weapons today.

Take Wernher von Braun/NASA for example.

Even under dire conditions due to constant bombardment the Germans were able to develop and used many of these.

First Ballistic missile: V2
First Cruise missile:  V1
First precision guided bomb: Hs-293
First anti ship missile: Fritz X
First guided air to air missile: Ruhrstahl Ru 344 X-4
First jet fighter: Me-262
First flying wing bomber:Horten Ho 229 (notice how similar the B-2 and B-21 raider look?)

I'm sure there's more but those were just off the top of my head.

Those stupid Germans.
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Re: Axis vs. Allied Superweapons
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2023, 12:31:44 PM »
Looks like from that post that they were saying the Germans were stupid. I have to disagree with that. Much of the technology they developed was the basis of many of the weapons today.

Take Wernher von Braun/NASA for example.

Even under dire conditions due to constant bombardment the Germans were able to develop and used many of these.

First Ballistic missile: V2
First Cruise missile:  V1
First precision guided bomb: Hs-293
First anti ship missile: Fritz X
First guided air to air missile: Ruhrstahl Ru 344 X-4
First jet fighter: Me-262
First flying wing bomber:Horten Ho 229 (notice how similar the B-2 and B-21 raider look?)

I'm sure there's more but those were just off the top of my head.

Those stupid Germans.

Don't forget the brilliance of starting two world wars.
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Re: Axis vs. Allied Superweapons
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2023, 12:42:31 PM »
This cracked me up!  :rofl

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Yikes. Many of these are incorrect in some way.

Imagine a world where innovation is considered a bad thing.
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Re: Axis vs. Allied Superweapons
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2023, 12:45:01 PM »
Don't forget the brilliance of starting two world wars.
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Re: Axis vs. Allied Superweapons
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2023, 12:49:13 PM »
Don't forget the brilliance of starting two world wars.

First World War was not started by Germany, even official truth claims so. 28 June 1914 a Bosnian Serb named Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne.

Austria-Hungary held Serbia responsible, and declared war on 28 July. Russia came to Serbia's defense, and that caused Germany to support Austria. By 4 August, France, and Britain had joined the war on Serbian side and the Ottoman Empire joining Austrian side in November of that same year.

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Re: Axis vs. Allied Superweapons
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2023, 12:56:14 PM »
First World War was not started by Germany, even official truth claims so. 28 June 1914 a Bosnian Serb named Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne.

Austria-Hungary held Serbia responsible, and declared war on 28 July. Russia came to Serbia's defense, and that caused Germany to support Austria. By 4 August, France, and Britain had joined the war on Serbian side and the Ottoman Empire joining Austrian side in November of that same year.

I'm surprised France didn't surrender by Aug 5.  ;)

Just kidding.  In WWI, the French were savages.  That war just castrated them.

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Re: Axis vs. Allied Superweapons
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2023, 01:21:58 PM »
I just enjoyed how they parodied some of the absurdities of all of them.

It was not intended as an in depth commentary of the innovations.

Some of you need to relax a bit in this forum! :banana:
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Re: Axis vs. Allied Superweapons
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2023, 01:47:28 PM »
Relaxation leads to laziness and demise, this is serious business.

Smiling means you are either insane or support wrong team.

Happiness leads to stagnation, as innovations stop.

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Re: Axis vs. Allied Superweapons
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2023, 09:04:41 PM »
Axis certainly had science and imagination to build some pretty kewl stuff but that canít win a war.


Allies super weapon was industrial capacity, GDP and unlimited supply of fuel.
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Re: Axis vs. Allied Superweapons
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2023, 09:32:01 PM »
I read once that French WW2 rifles were in the best shape of any rifle you could get as a collector.

Never fired and only dropped once...

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Re: Axis vs. Allied Superweapons
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2023, 10:32:53 PM »
I own a scoped K43 infantry rifle, itís shoots like crap but worth thousands more than what I paid for it 40 years ago.
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Re: Axis vs. Allied Superweapons
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2023, 03:46:36 PM »
Don't forget the brilliance of starting two world wars.


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Re: Axis vs. Allied Superweapons
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2023, 10:21:02 AM »
Axis planes flew the highest altitude missions of WW2.

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Re: Axis vs. Allied Superweapons
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2023, 12:29:54 PM »