Originally posted by guohua
reply to post by sy.gunson
This statement of your's:
A simple example is the Caultrons used by the Manhattan Project were copied from a German patent
I am have a very hard time finding any document at all to back this up.
Donald Kerst of the General Electric Laboratory of the University of Illinois purchased the patent from Seimens a day before Pearl Harbour. This
patent was the basis for the Caultron.
It was not the USAF on 1943, it was the USAAF, if I remember correctly.
If you wish to be pedantic yes it was the US Army Air Force and if I recall correctly the 412th Air Wing test evaluated the Bell XP-59A and found it
unsuitable for combat.
Now Germany's all powerful Nuclear Program Where did you get that information?
The BIOS report cited is from the Imperial War Museum collection. A friend of mine who is an authoritative author of scores of books on the WW2
Lufwaffe has also unearthed some references to actual test flights in original German archival material, but at his insistence I am not at liberty to
disclose his identity. His research corroborates the BIOS report which I mentioned.
After seeing the German project at Haigerloch, Goudsmit wrote that: It was so obvious the whole German uranium set up was on a ludicrously small
scale. Here was the central group of laboratories, and all it amounted to was a little underground cave, a wing of a small textile factory, a few
rooms in an old brewery.....
In the end, the Alsos Mission contributed little to the Allied defeat of Nazi Germany, because the German nuclear and biological weapons programs that
it had been formed to investigate turned out to be smaller and less threatening than had originally been feared...
In the field of nuclear weapons development at least, the underfunded and disorganized German program lagged behind the Allies' own efforts.
That is claptrap for postwar public consumption...
Heisenberg was briefly in 1942 head of the KWI civil nuclear research project which worked on development of heavy water, enrichment of U235 and on
the issue of nuclear reactors.
Whilst the Uranverin project co-operated with military aims it was not the Nazi atomic bomb project and much of that project remains classified
(reference Monsanto report: NARA file G371, Dated Nov 8 1945, part III:
“Point III. What was the state of German theory of the chain reaction? Answer (C) Generally we would say their approach was in no wise inferior to
ours; in some respects it was superior.”
There were other major projects most importantly the Heereswaffenamt (HWA) project under Diebner and also the Vienna Nuclear project for the SS. After
the July 1944 bomb plot against Hitler, the SS took over all three projects and their efforts remain classified except for small excerpts about Dr Ing
Mario Zippermayer's work with Dr Alfred Klemm on Operation Hexenkessel.
All those aircraft that was supposedly captured and returned to the U. S. for study from operation LUSTY?
It is not disputed which German aircraft were shipped to USA from Cherbourg. What you fail to comprehend or refuse to, is that Kammler headed an
organisation called the Evacuation Kommando whose task was beginning with destruction of V-2 sites and material in Holland to work it's way back
through northern Germany destroying all traces of several projects. This included the mass murder of Concentration Camp workers who had participated
in construction of the Atomic aircraft tested at Mecklenberg.
I have corresponded with the son of one camp inmate who escaped execution at a Heavy water production plant near Bremen. Surviving witnesses were the
exception, not the rule.
This statement of your's:
The witness quoted said that three P.1073 prototypes were being flown from a base in Mecklenberg near the Baltic coast. Two were conventionally
powered by jet engines but the third was flown with an "Atomic engine"
The Atomic engine aircraft as the others mentioned was Alleged, not in actual use.
From your source: discaircraft.greyfalcon.us...
I am not the author of greyfalcon website and do not own that IP address. Their comments are most likely the opinion of Rob Ardnt. I have a source
with access to German archives who advises me there is evidence of successful German supersonic flights.
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