posted on Jul, 13 2003 @ 03:19 AM
I fear you labour in vain on this one j-flieger: this is someone whose head's not right.
Also, someone who doesn't really know his/her/its history: or chooses to put on a facade of dull-wittedness.
The "jet" as such has long history: there was a rather amazing Frenchman called Henri Marie Coanda who actally flew a sort of jet pre-W.W.I.
There was ample research into gas turbines, pulse jets and ram jets in America and Europe in the inter-war periods as any glance at records of
patents will show.
The laurels are usually given to the Englishman Sir Frank Whittle when it comes to the first practical gas turbine engine - the Bell XP-59 used
Whittle's design and the first home-grown design was a Westinghouse engine in 1944.
The Germans are very clever people and one would expect them to be at the forefront ( if not at the actual "front") of most things, but not
greatly ahead of Americans or Europeans.
hat really explains the apparent advance of the Germans was that Hitler actively encouraged such development in aramaments: Britain and America went
through long periods of pacifism where ideas were not developed and money wasn't spent: it was a miracle that the Spitfire and the Hurricane were
ready in time: once the war was on, and in earnest, the Allies kept pace with the Germans.
Incidentally, it must be remembered that because of Hitler's anti-Jewish laws a good many of the "best" Germans ended up on "our" side.