Skip to comments.Adolf Hitler's Plot To Bomb New York (w/Rocket Propelled Space Shuttle Carrying Radioactive Payload)
Posted on 01/04/2013 12:13:30 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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“There needs to be a clear winner and the people need to feel it”
Ah, the old no peace without victory philosophy, victory here being judged by the standard of unconditional surrender. I wouldn’t have thought it necessary, but I’ll here briefly mention how the aim of total victory in WWI led rather directly to Naziism and Bolshevism.
Or do you not consider that peace to have been Carthaginian enough? Should we have razed cities and occupied for 50 years the great war losers like we did the losers of 45? Do you honestly consider whatever it was that followed WWII peace?
“...powered by 36 V-2 rocket engines. “
Getting ONE V2 to work took painstaking care. Trying to get thirtysix to work in concert has BOOM written all over it.
This space shot, one of Hitler's "secret superweapons" was never more than an autistic late-night fantasy.
Brand new Year, same old ignorant drooling a--holes.
Who do you mean by "they," punk?
Most of the German secret projects, including this one, were gigantic waists of resources that relied on technology that didn’t exist or provided little return.
This was wildly outside of German capability. But even if it wasn’t, you are talking about a giant investment to deliver a bomb that could have been delivered by a much simpler and cheaper U-boat design.
German secret weapons were generally just wishful thinking.
This is new to me.
Me, too. I knew the Germans had a lot of far-out plans, but I hadn't heard of this one. The radioactive sand was a viscous idea. I'm glad they didn't use it on London.
“Who do you mean by ‘they,’ punk?”
Allied command. Churchill was simply mad for it.
Crimes against individual German people, surely, but not “crimes against humanity.” That was something of which only axis members could be guilty, even if the acts in question were known to have been committed by the allies as well. Which gave us the satisfaction of punishing evil alongside our good friends the Russians.
Just so I know where you’re coming from, suggesting it may not be okay to slaughter innocents by the tens or hundreds of thousands is to be a drooling a—hole?
Shouldn’t you be sitting on a gun emplacement for a photo op with Hanoi Jane?
I looked at your about page and must say I agree with you on jury nullification. What confuses me is how you can advocate following your conscience instead of the law or a judge’s instructions, but somehow me damning large and, for instance the case of Dresden, extremely obvious war crimes makes me a traitor.
You are garbage who is doing nothing but parroting Michael Moore talking points. I owe you no explanations.
You may go now.
I see. You were just barely engaging me, and now have switched to brick wall mode.
Whoever knew opposing terror bombing automatically places you in Michael Moore land? There are libraries full of conservative and libertarian anti-war literature. Our movement goes back before Irving Kristol and Norman Podhoretz, if they were really part if it. Try reading William Graham Sumner, Albert J. Nock, Garet Garrett, Mencken, Russell Kirk, Murray Rothbard, many a hardcore neoconservative when Democrats happen to be in power, even William F. Buckley intermittently.
We’d have someone much worse.
My apologies if I missed this info as I barely read most of this interesting article (I plan to go back) — the Shuttle/tank separation angle was actually borrowed from the Luftwaffe parasite fighter/bomber separation angle, the German designer had been paperclipped after the war, and he got a call one day from NASA, a phone call which proved to be a real time saver for the STS designers.
The transoceanic bombardment of NYC was proposed using the A9/A10. The latter was the big booster, which would have pushed the suborbital A9 flying bomb across the Atlantic. There were no prospects for a guidance system accurate enough at that distance, so a human pilot would have guided the craft, and got it on its final approach. The pilot would have bailed out a few miles up and some miles offshore, parachuted down, and been recovered by U-Boat. The A9 flying bomb would have continued and delivered its conventional explosives warhead on the city of NY.
The resources to build this project were needed for the general war effort, so it never got to the prototype stage.
The boss. Every space program in the world grew out of captured V2 engines, or in the case of the US, out of their originator *and* captured V2 engines. :’)
Or, we could skip bothering to listen to them and just finish killing them in step one. :’) IOW, we think a lot alike.
Gather round while I sing you of Wernher von Braun
A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience
Call him a Nazi, he won't even frown
"Ha, Nazi schmazi," says Wernher von Braun
Don't say that he's hypocritical
Say rather that he's apolitical
"Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down
That's not my department," says Wernher von Braun
Some have harsh words for this man of renown
But some think our attitude should be one of gratitude
Like the widows and cripples in old London town
Who owe their large pensions to Wernher von Braun
You too may be a big hero
Once you've learned to count backwards to zero
"In German oder English I know how to count down
Und I'm learning Chinese," says Wernher von Braun
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