Nazi super-weapon that could change history
After the Second World War, when it was discovered many secret laboratories and test sites of the Third Reich, the world was shocked in what ways not only conducted the development of deadly weapons from Nazi Germany.
superweapon many projects has been described as crazy and fabulous, as if they came out of the films on Indiana Jones and the very real and almost realized. Some of them were so incredible that the question is why the German government has spent all the money on them and time. But, in spite of everything, these crazy projects and now are worthy of attention, thanks to the scale, which do absolutely everything in the nationalist Germany.
V-1 "flying bomb" was, you might say, the precursor of modern ballistic missiles - he had a no autopilot, and the beginnings of functions targeting. The initially unmanned Rechenberg later it was decided to construct a one-place cabin. Pilots flying bombs were in fact kamikazes and had to sign a document confirming that they are aware of that going on a suicide mission.
Imagine a Gatling gun with 9 trunks. And now that all 9 of his trunks rockets. In aircraft. Known under the name "Air fist" the grenade had a range of 460 meters and could only hit low-flying aircraft. Apparently, due to the fact that the grenade did not work as well as hoped, it saw the light of only a few tens of experimental samples.
Rockets A9 / A10 - V-3
This "transatlantic" ballistic missile, the development of which began in 1940, was intended for bombing American cities. There were only two relatively successful testing of the A9 / A10, but even their wing destroyed in the descending branch of the trajectory. In the 43 th the project was shelved. All forces have been thrown on the development of the V-2.
The gun is designed to destroy the opponents at a distance group infrasonic beam was not the most successful development of the Nazi scientists. Under the influence of low frequencies most affected personnel weapon (loss of consciousness, and panic attacks were frequent), but because of the short range (50 m), which could not manage to increase the project in general, it was decided to turn - a reminder of him there was only one experienced sample acoustic cannon.
Heinkel He 162
Designed and put into production in 1944, no 162 was slightly less insane project, than the V-1 Reichenberg. Aircraft with wooden wings intended for inexperienced pilots, but it turned out to be an order of magnitude more difficult to manage than conventional aircraft. It was created about 120 aircraft, most of which was broken by another flight training phase.
Schwerer Gustav (Gustav Thick)
"Thick Gustav" and "Dora" (named respectively after the director of the company-developer and the designer's wife) is a unique railway artillery. The gun "Dora" has been applied with success in the storming of Sevastopol in 1942. an attempt to make it more mobile weapon called Landkreuzer P. 1500 Monster has been made, but a monster, weighing 1500 tons hardly could be quite so mobile.
Panzer VIII Maus
Designed by Ferdinand Porsche "Maus" is a superheavy tank, which was three times heavier than any German tank. Because of its enormous weight (188 tonnes), the tank could not enjoy many bridges for river crossings, but was able to move under water to a depth of 13 meters. The Nazis have not launched it into mass production, and prototypes were captured by Allied forces.
Horten Ho 229
But the 229 was the first turbojet-powered airplane, built on the aerodynamic configuration "flying wing". Due to its shape, the bomber was barely noticeable on radar during the Second World War, and in principle could reach the coast of Britain, without arousing suspicion from enemy fighters. However, the three created the prototype did not have any real influence on the course of the war.
Gun, whose barrel was twisted at an angle of 30, 45 or 90 degrees, allowing the German infantry and tanks to shoot in different directions. With the help of mirrors, attach to the barrel of the rifle, the soldiers of the Wehrmacht could shoot from the trenches, not even leaning out of the shelter. Somehow, this brilliant idea has not received wide acceptance, perhaps due to the fact that krummlauf often wedge and it fails.
Despite the fact that this idea is more likely to be able to belong to some super-villain from the comics, the ruling elite in Germany to discuss it in all seriousness. The idea was to build a space station, with a large mirror placed on it. Mirror had to focus and reflect sunlight, smashing enemies deadly sunbeams directly from space.