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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: DJW001
Then why bother with conventional aircraft at all? Why build the Saturn V to take men to the Moon?
They hid going to the moon in Die Clocke, so they could spend all that money and make all that effort going to the moon to hide they already went there.
That was just a special case. In fact, why do the US government developed machine guns in WW1 but never used them until WW2, obviously to surprise.
The first self-powered machine gun was invented in 1884 by Sir Hiram Maxim. The "Maxim gun" used the recoil power of the previously fired bullet to reload rather than being hand-powered, enabling a much higher rate of fire than was possible using earlier designs such as the Nordenfelt and Gatling weapons. Maxim also introduced the use of water cooling, via a water jacket around the barrel, to reduce overheating. Maxim's gun was widely adopted and derivative designs were used on all sides during the First World War. The design required fewer crew and was lighter and more usable than the Nordenfelt and Gatling guns. First World War combat experience greatly increased the importance of the machine gun. The United States Army issued four machine guns per regiment in 1912, but that allowance increased to 336 machine guns per regiment by 1919.
There are always somethings known as secret weapons.
originally posted by: LukeCahill
a reply to: DJW001
Did the soviets know about the Hannebau? In fact, when Hitler was plotting against Stalin, he fed them false information about their technology? That was when the war between Russia and NAzi GErmany has already begun(1941) Operation Barbarossa.