reply to post by pteridine
Likely a hoax written after the fact.
Just because you can't accept the facts, doesn't entitle you to piss all over it and dismiss it as made up. If you believe the evidence is false then
prove it. Schumann / Trinks filed 47 patents in Germany during WW2 referring to aspects of this hollow charge nuclear weapon. Their experiments are
also documented by others contemporary with the events.
The German nuclear effort was dependent on heavy water
Another instant expert who has never taken the time to research the facts before offering an opinion.
You don't even understand how a tactical mini nuke works. I suggest you study the physics before offering opinions.
For what it is worth and that's not very much as Heavy water was irrelevant to developing the Schumann / Trinks hollow charge Nuke, these are the
heavy water plants controlled by Nazi Germany during WW2. If you doubt me then I refer you to the Harteck report dated 22 November 1943 held in US
# 1) Leuna plant south of Mersberg near Berlin (Harteck/Suess process - codename Stalin Organ)
# 2) Kiel Plant 4 km outside Kiel, wooded area (Dr K Geib’s hydrogen sulphide exchange process)
# 3) Hamburg Plant (possibly near Zeven, Harteck low pressure distilation process)
# 4) Munich Plant (Clusius-Linde, Nernst Distribution Process)
# 5) Vemork (Haber-Bosch process) Norway
# 6) Saheim (Haber-Bosch process) Norway
# 7) Montecantini plant at Merano, Italy (near Bolzano)
The lined cavity effect was well known to all combatants.
The lined cavity (Munroe) effect though known since 1792 was not given any practical application in warfare until developed by the Nazis.
The lined cavity effect was not applied to nuclear physics in USA until the mid fifties. Certainly not during WW2.
The explosives used at Kursk may have been FAE's.
Again an instant expert... except that the Japanese diplomats who were intimately briefed on German hi tech weapons during WW2 and who kept up a
constant dialogue with Tokyo about German advances which the Allies decyphered clearly stated these were 5 kilogram warheads, which used the power of
splitting Uranium Atoms to create explosives of devastating effect. This report was classified in United States archives until 1978.
The same Japanese message from Stockholm answers your question why it didn't prevent Soviet advances. It refers to Soviet threats to unleash poison
gas. I have previously cited sources in particular Hitler's admission to Marshal Antonescu on 5 August 1944 that Germany would not use nuclear weapons
until it had developed a defence against similar enemy weapons.
edit on 16-10-2010 by sy.gunson because: Correcting reppettion of a phrase
in the same sentence