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When the U.S. Army rolled into Nazi Germany at the end of World War II, special intelligence units searched factories, opened bricked-up underground vaults, and even poked around in cemeteries in search of unusual sort of plunder: scientific documents and engineering blueprints from the Third Reich’s weapons research and development programs. Eventually, they hauled nearly half a million pounds of paper back to Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. When U.S. Army Air Corps researchers began perusing the materials, some of what they found was mind-boggling: Designs for scores of futuristic weapons, ranging from a rocket-powered intercontinental glide bomber and an antiaircraft weapon that could shoot a stream of metal at 25,000 feet per second, to an orbiting solar mirror gun, designed to boil harbors dry and burn enemy cities to a crisp. That outlandish arsenal had been dreamed up by German scientists at the behest of the Fuhrer, who apparently actually believed the Nazi regime’s propaganda claims that Wunderwaffen—“miracle weapons”—would turn the tide of the war against the Allies.
This program will be on tonight. National Geographic.
Originally posted by wonderworld
Thanks for the link. I plan on searching for more on that subject.