Nazi Atomic weapons in 1943

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posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 01:18 AM
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a reply to: williamjpellas

Go google for clusius coefficient uranium. A Clusius tube is a specific way of thermally separating isotopes which does not work for Uranium at all. Other methods do, and some involve heat, but are not Clusius' device.

eta: like I said, a Clusius tube won't work for uranium, and straight thermal diffusion isn't in general really successful. Not that there aren't ways other than a Clusius tube that work but it is like mass spectroscopy in that it's slow and sloppy.

The successful methods often use heating of the UF6 as part of the overall magic, though.
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posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 10:04 PM
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Moreover, was the use of LiD to make tritium for fusion even known or conceived before 1945?

After all, the 1st true fusion device used liquid deuterium.


But the main argument against Nazi regime having actually developed & used any sort of nuclear weapon is that they would have broadcasted their triumph unashamedly, and nuked Russians at every opportunity.
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posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 11:06 PM
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To be sure, Nazi Germany was constantly self-congratulatory, but remember that in this case, we are not talking about true game-changers in the strategic weapon sense, but rather about tactical or battlefield weapons---if they existed at all. Further, they would have been in small numbers absent some kind of U-233 or P-239 breeder reactor(s), and while the 1942 Heereswaffenamt Memo certainly spelled out what was apparently a perfectly viable route to the bomb, one that included a type of breeder reactor, there is still no hard proof---yet---that the Germans progressed past the testing stage (though that is certainly disturbing enough in and of itself!). In other words even if Hitler did have some kind of nuclear weapons capability in 1943, it was very limited, and he didn't have enough of them to gamble that he could nuke his opponents into oblivion without being destroyed himself. Under these conditions, it could be that the threatened anthrax and poison gas attacks by England and Russia, respectively, sobered even the Nazis into silence.


While I am not certain about whether the Japanese officer who made the report intercepted by MAGIC was correct(the report quoted by Farrell and which Simon Gunson used to start this thread), I AM certain that American codebreakers were reading the highest level secret Japanese communications, and that the Japanese---or at least some of them---believed that the Germans had, in fact, built and used nuclear weapons in some form against the Russians. To be sure, the Japanese may have been completely sincere in this belief, just sincerely wrong. Hopefully, further research will clarify this issue.


I am also all but certain that the German test detonations did occur and that they were probably nuclear weapons in some form or configuration. It seems likely that, if these bombs did go off, they were much smaller than the generally somewhat less sophisticated but much more powerful American devices. So once again, we are talking about battlefield nukes unless the Germans had been able to produce a significant stockpile of these bombs and were then able to launch them in waves at either 1) onrushing Allied armies, 2) London and other nearby Allied cities, or 3) both. Obviously none of those occurred. And even if the Germans did succeed, or sort-of succeed, in producing some kind of low level nuclear blast(s) during WWII, in and of itself that would not have been a practical weapon system. For that, you would need a means of delivering it reliably on target. The V-2 would be an obvious candidate in this regard, and so would the handful of German heavy bombers that were actually (and belatedly) produced. Even here, though, Allied command of the air was so thorough by the time the alleged German bombs were ready to go that Hitler would have been hard pressed to get them airborne in any numbers. Still....


Here the story about some kind of mutiny by several hundred Luftwaffe personnel just before war's end is interesting. Hermann Goering apparently told his Allied captors that he had helped to "save civilization" from some kind of catastrophe having to do with German secret weapons, but it seems that this statement---if he really did make it or one similar to it---was not taken seriously by the Allies. Or perhaps it was, but the secret to which Goering was referring was already known to the Allies and was already classified. The link above to the Grey Falcon website contains an article that mentions the Luftwaffe mutiny and subsequent execution of the mutineers, apparently to the last man. Does Hitler's end of the war order to arrest Goering find its explanation here?
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posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 11:13 PM
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originally posted by: Bedlam
a reply to: williamjpellas

Go google for clusius coefficient uranium. A Clusius tube is a specific way of thermally separating isotopes which does not work for Uranium at all. Other methods do, and some involve heat, but are not Clusius' device.

eta: like I said, a Clusius tube won't work for uranium, and straight thermal diffusion isn't in general really successful. Not that there aren't ways other than a Clusius tube that work but it is like mass spectroscopy in that it's slow and sloppy.

The successful methods often use heating of the UF6 as part of the overall magic, though.



Okay, so you are making a very specific and nuanced point. Namely, thermal diffusion can be used to separate / enrich uranium but it is "slow and sloppy", and also that while a Clusius tube is a kind of T-D isotope separation technology, a true Clusius tube does NOT work in uranium separation / enrichment. Do I have that right? Sorry to keep asking, but I want to be as certain as I can be that I am properly understanding these issues, particularly if I write another article about all this.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:01 AM
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originally posted by: williamjpellas

originally posted by: Bedlam
a reply to: williamjpellas

Go google for clusius coefficient uranium. A Clusius tube is a specific way of thermally separating isotopes which does not work for Uranium at all. Other methods do, and some involve heat, but are not Clusius' device.

eta: like I said, a Clusius tube won't work for uranium, and straight thermal diffusion isn't in general really successful. Not that there aren't ways other than a Clusius tube that work but it is like mass spectroscopy in that it's slow and sloppy.

The successful methods often use heating of the UF6 as part of the overall magic, though.



Okay, so you are making a very specific and nuanced point. Namely, thermal diffusion can be used to separate / enrich uranium but it is "slow and sloppy", and also that while a Clusius tube is a kind of T-D isotope separation technology, a true Clusius tube does NOT work in uranium separation / enrichment. Do I have that right? Sorry to keep asking, but I want to be as certain as I can be that I am properly understanding these issues, particularly if I write another article about all this.


Bingo. If I ever got any time off, I'd try to source some stuff for you on separation approaches. I am, sadly, not available for the next four weeks, there's a big push to get something off the ground by December here.

They had a very nice (and probably superior) method for separating Uranium isotopes that was not used. In the time intervening, the French came up with a pretty straightforward process that's very elegant. Either could be done in the small, so to speak. Luckily, most countries/large groups don't know much about either.

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I don't know if this link will work...

but if it does, skip to page 32 where the second paragraph starts off "But the Clusius-Dickel separation tube quickly lost its appeal".

etaa:
However, like I'm pretty sure I stated upthread, heating columns of UF6 as part of other separation techniques is somewhat similar to what Clusius was doing. It's just that it's more an adjunct than a technique. For instance, some centrifuge designs rely on thermal countercurrents to enhance the separation.
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posted on Nov, 24 2014 @ 11:09 PM
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Since this thread continues to float 4 years on I would add that I was told that America was the first to use the atomic bomb and test it. If the Germans were the first to use atomic bombs in battle then why they are not credited in the text books could only be explained as the usual "victor bends the facts".



posted on Nov, 25 2014 @ 12:53 AM
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originally posted by: Asynchrony
If the Germans were the first to use atomic bombs in battle then why they are not credited in the text books


Well, as they were not the first.... the German atomic bomb did not actually exist....



posted on Nov, 25 2014 @ 01:26 AM
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originally posted by: hellobruce

originally posted by: Asynchrony
If the Germans were the first to use atomic bombs in battle then why they are not credited in the text books


Well, as they were not the first.... the German atomic bomb did not actually exist....


Yeah its a great idea except for the fact they never built one! You need only look at the resources the Germans put into research vs the Americans and later the Russians....



posted on Nov, 25 2014 @ 04:52 PM
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What is described is the new bomb that uses nuclear technology, that's what sy-gunsen writes on the thread start.


a reply to: Hanslune




Although it was the entire 19th Infantry Regiment of the Russians which was thus attacked, only a few bombs (each round up to 5 kilograms) sufficed to utterly wipe them out to the last man.



posted on Nov, 25 2014 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: Asynchrony
What is described is the new bomb that uses nuclear technology, that's what sy-gunsen writes on the thread start.



You missed the 21 pages of thread where you find out that design doesn't work. It's bogus.






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