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The Allies would have crushed Nazi Germany 'within three years' if the RAF had not rejected plans by a British inventor to build the world's first jet-powered fighter planes, according to new research.
Inventor Sir Frank Whittle was told his designs for a 500mph jet were 'totally unrealistic' and RAF chiefs refused to invest a penny in their development.
It meant the RAF engineer was forced to circulate his patent internationally in the hope of finding a private investor.
But the document fell into enemy hands and was used as the blueprint for Germany's own jet development programme.
Originally posted by funbox
reply to post by Viking9019
i would imagine in a real world that his ideas didn't fit the plans of others , Short wars arn't really profitable , nor do they reduce populations quick enough. ..
history yanks my goat :/