An interesting read on the history of aerospace ... strange to think that NASA's space shuttle program has roots in Nazi Germany's Luftwaffe and plots to destroy America during WWII
Actually, if they had pulled it off we might not be stuck with Michael Bloomberg trying to run things!!
He only plotted; we actually firebombed his cities. Take that, innocent German civilians!
Not new; you can find old videos on YouTube.
Shades of Pynchon’s great novel “Gravity’s Rainbow!” Wonder if he came across any of this info when he worked as a technical writer at Boeing?
Another secret document shows Hitler ordered his space plane department to conduct an outreach to Muslims.
The Germans did have the Condor (Fw-200). A long-range reconnaissance and bomber aircraft with a service range of 3560 km.
It would have made a whole lot more sense to upgrade the Condor than to try to make a ANYTHING launched on huge sled attached to a two mile monorail powered by 36 V-2 rocket engines work.
"The old RPSSCRP trick, eh?"
It would have worked better for the Japanese. They would have had the earth’s rotation working in their favor.
"Hitler wanted to bomb this quadrant in his initial plan to destroy New York, however..."
"Yeah, well Hitler was a fool. He had to deal with crossing the Atlantic. I don't plan on using a bomb."
Brit tabloids just love to extend WW-II into perpetuity.
God forbid they turn their focus to the abyss the UK is spiraling in to today. The muslim invaders must be laughing their heads off.
Not really “news”, except to people who don’t read history. The Nazis were famous for drawing-board plans that never materialized.
“...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.
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.