Originally posted by paraphi
German (Nazi) technology was only ahead in some niche areas and these proved too insignificant in the great scheme of things.
Weeell......let's take it from the top:
Tanks: Tiger2 (Royal Tiger/King Tiger) - Could destroy all allied tanks at a distance off 3000 meters, all russian tanks within 2000 meters, this
includes the IS3 that just missed the war, and the US Pershing.
There is a statement of a Nashorn (Same gun as King Tiger), killed off a IS2 heavy tank at a distance of 4.5 KM distance, that's INSANE for a 88mm
E-100 - Chassie captured by the US, unfinnished, plans was to have either 88, 105 or 128mm gun, the 128mm gun could destroy any, and i mean ANY allied
tank at a distance of 4.5 KM distance.
Worlds best propel plane - Kurt Tank TA-152C/H, Allies had nothing that could compare with the C edition, in speed, firepower and manuverability, this
was the ultimate.
The Arado 234 - opperational bomber/spotter plane, US failed to shoot down a single plane during the Italian campaign.
The german type 21, world's most up to date u-boat. So streamlined it was actually faster under water then above, the first of it's kind, considderd
the grandfater of all moddern submarines.
V1 - First cruse missile, not accurate but did the jobb it was ment to do, strike terror.
V2 - First medium distance rocket, could not be shot down once in flight.
V3/V4 - Long distance missile, with wing's, designed with a lower fuel consumption, stil used a basic navigation system, possibly ment as strike
element against US/moscow, Several of these was taken in launch silos around Germany, most shipped to US for testing.
Worlds largest land based gun, the Adolf gun in Narvik, was ment to be on this ship, it was to be faster, stronger and heavyer armed then any allied
ship, and the H-45 plan was to have a ship at the size of Yamato.
Dora - 800 mm - Single handedly destroyed a ammo bunker at Sevastopol, bunker was under water, and under several meters of solid stone.
[edit on 18-9-2009 by Phoebus]