How close did the Germans come to nuking the US? - Page 6




 
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January 25th, 2005  
redcoat
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Damien435
I think an the reference I gave in english above is enough to prove the plans existed.
All you've proved is that a doddle existed, not detailed plans.
It would have taken years to make something as ambitious and advanced as that
Like I have said before, Luftwaffe 56 not 46

But I have found the aircraft the B-2 was really based on

http://www.jaapteeuwen.com/ww2aircra...aw52g.jpg.html

Actually, joking aside, here is the aircraft the B-2 was most likely developed from
http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/resea...bers/b3-66.htm


In the 40's and 50's everybody was playing with the flying wing concept , not just the Germans
January 25th, 2005  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: correct me if i am wrong


I'm pretty sure hitler had no intention of bombing the good ole US of A.

Think he was a bit to busy trying to kick england's and europes arse, obv. failed at that.
January 25th, 2005  
D_Plus_One
 
Heisenberg's experiments into attempting an atom bomb were misguided in many respects, and outright wrong in others. Many scientists debate whether he did this on purpose, or if he really just was on the wrong track the whole way through.
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January 26th, 2005  
redcoat
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by D_Plus_One
Heisenberg's experiments into attempting an atom bomb were misguided in many respects, and outright wrong in others. Many scientists debate whether he did this on purpose, or if he really just was on the wrong track the whole way through.
The modern view is that he just got it wrong, and his claim that he did it on purpose was just a self serving lie.
The US intelligence service actually had the major german nuclear scientists together in 'safe custody' in a large house at the time of the dropping of the Atom bomb on Japan... and they were making secret tapes of their conversations.
Heisenberg's reaction to the news was one of total shock, and disbelief.
January 26th, 2005  
D_Plus_One
 
Yes, but when chemists get together to talk, a straight line isn't always followed. Also I think it is difficult for scientists to analyze in hindsight, knowing how it can actually be accomplished. When you know the path, its tough to see how someone could make a wrong turn.
January 26th, 2005  
redcoat
 
 
How can we tell if Heisenberg was telling the truth or not in regards to the Atom bomb ?
In truth, we can't know for 100%, but all the evidence points to him being, if not a Nazi as such, a loyal German.
With the exception of his error in working out the amount of material needed to made a bomb, there is no evidence of him hindering the Nazi war effort in any other way, and he didn't claim he had hindered the Nazi atom bomb work until sometime after the US had dropped the bomb on Japan.
January 27th, 2005  
D_Plus_One
 
No, we can't tell for sure whether he was telling the truth or not. He may have said he deliberately erred to make himself look better, and I think the story probably picked up speed, rather than have him remembered as the man whose plan was to build an atom bomb for the Nazis.
January 29th, 2005  
rOk
 
 
A bit more feasible platform for air raids on America from Europe

http://www.luft46.com/prototyp/me264.html

Scroll to the bottom, there's incredible similarity with the B-29. (nose section)
January 30th, 2005  
Young Winston
 
 
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Originally Posted by Strongbow
They weren't even close!!!
I agree with Strongbow.

The Germans were well short of getting a nuclear weapon ready.

Unfortunately the Allies didn't know this until after the war.