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28th May '17 9:08:11 PM ElSquibbonator
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** The Messerschmitt Me 262, which was barely edged out of being the first operational jet fighter of the war by the Gloster Meteor. Thanks to its highly aerodynamic design and jet engine propulsion, it was one of the fastest fighters of its time, and also one of the most heavily armed as well. However, problems during development combined with Germany's declining strategic situation meant that its introduction was delayed until well after D-Day. Those that were produced were often grounded due to lack of fuel or spare parts. These shortages were readily apparent in the design of its Jumo 004 engines, which were prone to foreign object damage and flame-outs as a result of being constructed with poor-quality materials. It also came at a time when the Allies had established air superiority over much of Europe, when its lack of manoeuvrability was a liability against Allied fighters.

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** The Messerschmitt Me 262, which was barely edged out of being the first operational jet fighter of the war by the Gloster Meteor.fighter. Thanks to its highly aerodynamic design and jet engine propulsion, it was one of the fastest fighters of its time, and also one of the most heavily armed as well. However, problems during development combined with Germany's declining strategic situation meant that its introduction was delayed until well after D-Day. Those that were produced were often grounded due to lack of fuel or spare parts. These shortages were readily apparent in the design of its Jumo 004 engines, which were prone to foreign object damage and flame-outs as a result of being constructed with poor-quality materials. It also came at a time when the Allies had established air superiority over much of Europe, when its lack of manoeuvrability was a liability against Allied fighters.
25th May '17 2:26:38 PM CV12Hornet
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** One area where German aeronautical development absolutely failed was in the area of strategic bombing. The Luftwaffe was so focused on producing effective fighters and tactical dive-bombers for ''Blitzkrieg'' style assaults that they totally neglected to develop a long-range bomber that could reach distant enemy cities and industrial centers should the war become protracted. Nazi doctrine of prioritizing offense meant that they would outright refuse to adopt any plane that was incapable of dive-bombing, arbitrarily limiting their bombers to a much smaller size than those of their enemies. The US and Great Britain had already developed reliable four-engined heavy bombers by the late 1930, like the B-17, B-24 and Lancaster, and would only improve on them as time went on. German efforts to build an equivalent aircraft, the He-177, not only commenced late in the war, but were further restricted by the requirement that it be capable of dive-bombing, which turned out to be practically unworkable. The absence of such was probably most deeply felt during the invasion of the USSR when the Soviets simply packed up their war production industry and moved it out of bombing range.

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** One area where German aeronautical development absolutely failed was in the area of strategic bombing. The Luftwaffe was so focused on producing effective fighters and tactical dive-bombers for ''Blitzkrieg'' style assaults that they totally neglected to develop a long-range bomber that could reach distant enemy cities and industrial centers should the war become protracted. Nazi doctrine of prioritizing offense meant that they would outright refuse to adopt any plane that was incapable of dive-bombing, arbitrarily limiting their bombers to a much smaller size than those of their enemies. The US and Great Britain had already developed reliable four-engined heavy bombers by the late 1930, like the B-17, B-24 and Lancaster, and would only improve on them as time went on. German efforts to build an equivalent aircraft, the He-177, not only commenced late in the war, but were further restricted by the requirement that it be capable of dive-bombing, which turned out to be practically unworkable. Oh, and their engines tended to catch fire. The absence of such was probably most deeply felt during the invasion of the USSR when the Soviets simply packed up their war production industry and moved it out of bombing range.
15th May '17 1:37:51 PM morane
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** The Messerschmitt Me 163 ''Komet'' was the world's first rocket-powered combat aircraft (and to date, the only to ever come into service). Designed as a semi-disposable interceptor, it was blindingly fast, which made it virtually impossible for bomber turret gunners and aircraft escorts to bring it down. However, [[GoneHorriblyRight the sheer speed of the Komet made it virtually uncontrollable, making it very difficult for its pilots to actually aim at anything]]. This was not helped by the fact that the plane had limited flight endurance: it could remain airborne for no more than 8 minutes, after which it became a glider. The bi-fuel propellant used for the rocket engine was not only highly volatile (spontaneously igniting when mixed), but also very corrosive: one half of the propellant could burn through steel (necessitating storage in ''glass'' tanks located around the cockpit), while the other half could literally ''melt flesh off of the bone''. Understandably, the Komet more often ended up killing its own pilots than those of the enemy.

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** Many airplanes have had a reputation of flying coffin. The Messerschmitt Me 163 ''Komet'' was a flying crematorium. It was the world's first rocket-powered combat aircraft (and to date, the only to ever come into service). Designed as a semi-disposable interceptor, it was blindingly fast, which made it virtually impossible for bomber turret gunners and aircraft escorts to bring it down. However, [[GoneHorriblyRight the sheer speed of the Komet made it virtually uncontrollable, making it very difficult for its pilots to actually aim at anything]]. This was not helped by the fact that the plane had limited flight endurance: it could remain airborne for no more than 8 minutes, after which it became a glider. The bi-fuel propellant used for the rocket engine was not only highly volatile (spontaneously igniting when mixed), but also very corrosive: one half of the propellant could burn through steel (necessitating storage in ''glass'' tanks located around the cockpit), while the other half could literally ''melt flesh off of the bone''. Understandably, the Komet more often ended up killing its own pilots than those of the enemy.
17th Apr '17 2:37:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* As it has done with so many things, Kris Straub's {{Chainsawsuit}} [[http://chainsawsuit.com/comic/2009/10/06/strip-303/ went to town]] with this one, too.

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* As it has done with so many things, Kris Straub's {{Chainsawsuit}} ''Webcomic/{{Chainsawsuit}}'' [[http://chainsawsuit.com/comic/2009/10/06/strip-303/ went to town]] with this one, too.
16th Apr '17 1:06:29 PM nombretomado
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While no such thing would actually happen without serious alterations to the personalities of Hitler and most of the German high command, [[note]]their Air Ministry, the RLM, in particular had roughly the same attitude towards research projects that a magpie would have in a tinfoil factory,[[/note]] there is some historical precedent. Nazi Germany ''was'' the first to create practical versions of numerous weapons and [[SpaceRace progressed enough in rocketry]] to injure or kill almost 100,000 British people with a few thousand rockets, and courtesy of the USA's ''Operation Paperclip'' earned nearly two thousand German [[HerrDoktor scientists (such as Wernher Von Braun)]] free passports to the US once the war was over [[KarmaHoudini along with immunity from prosecution]] for extensively using slave labour and working thousands of them to death. Many late-war experimental weapons were touted as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wunderwaffen Wunderwaffen,]] ([[YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord lit. 'wonder weapons']]) that would enable the besieged Germans to turn the tide of the war and defeat the Allies or at least negotiate for peace. Given the fact that Nazis from the frontline troops all the way to the top of the command chain were [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_policy_of_the_Third_Reich taking drugs]] it's no real surprise that some of the approved weapon ideas were...[[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs unconventional]].

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While no such thing would actually happen without serious alterations to the personalities of Hitler and most of the German high command, [[note]]their Air Ministry, the RLM, in particular had roughly the same attitude towards research projects that a magpie would have in a tinfoil factory,[[/note]] there is some historical precedent. Nazi Germany ''was'' the first to create practical versions of numerous weapons and [[SpaceRace [[UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace progressed enough in rocketry]] to injure or kill almost 100,000 British people with a few thousand rockets, and courtesy of the USA's ''Operation Paperclip'' earned nearly two thousand German [[HerrDoktor scientists (such as Wernher Von Braun)]] free passports to the US once the war was over [[KarmaHoudini along with immunity from prosecution]] for extensively using slave labour and working thousands of them to death. Many late-war experimental weapons were touted as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wunderwaffen Wunderwaffen,]] ([[YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord lit. 'wonder weapons']]) that would enable the besieged Germans to turn the tide of the war and defeat the Allies or at least negotiate for peace. Given the fact that Nazis from the frontline troops all the way to the top of the command chain were [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_policy_of_the_Third_Reich taking drugs]] it's no real surprise that some of the approved weapon ideas were...[[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs unconventional]].
8th Apr '17 6:17:32 PM Onlythrice
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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' had the Kriegstaffebots, which were an army of humanoid German robots resembling SS soldiers created by a Nazi scientist who was a member of one of the mystery-solving groups that preceded the current Mystery Incorporated.
2nd Apr '17 12:27:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'' had, among the many things that could possibly have made it unreleasable overseas, Nazi robots. [[spoiler: (And Hitler. He and his robots were hiding in Antarctica. Except it's not really him. It's complicated... or is it?)]] No worries, the PSP rerelease gave him a pair of CoolShades and a trenchcoat and now he [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed goes by the name]] "The Fuhrer."

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* ''{{Persona 2}}: ''VideoGame/Persona2: Innocent Sin'' had, among the many things that could possibly have made it unreleasable overseas, Nazi robots. [[spoiler: (And Hitler. He and his robots were hiding in Antarctica. Except it's not really him. It's complicated... or is it?)]] No worries, the PSP rerelease gave him a pair of CoolShades and a trenchcoat and now he [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed goes by the name]] "The Fuhrer."
18th Mar '17 2:45:10 PM PhantomRider
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' has HYDRA with all sorts of technology way ahead of their time. Although with the exception of the laser guns, all their cool equipment, including the rocket helicopter and cool plane at the end, were actually real life Wunderwaffen designs that were made usable and practical by the power of the cosmic cube.

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' has HYDRA with all sorts of technology way ahead of their time. Although with the exception of the laser guns, all their cool equipment, including the rocket helicopter and cool plane at the end, were actually [[ShownTheirWork real life Wunderwaffen designs designs]] that were made usable and practical by the power of the cosmic cube.



* ''Series/KamenRiderX''

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* ''Series/KamenRiderX'' ''Franchise/KamenRider''



** TheMovie for ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' took this a step closer with the spiritual successor of the above big bads, and upgrading the original mooks into Stupid Jet Boot Mooks.

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** TheMovie for ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' took this a step closer with Dai Shocker, the spiritual successor of the above big bads, and upgrading the original mooks into Stupid Jet Boot Mooks.
4th Mar '17 2:04:42 PM Kalaong
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**...Or this gem from ''Battlefields: Tankies'';
--->'''[[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Stiles]]''': Ah, Jerry's '''always''' got a better tank, man. Tiger's just the most fookin' horrible one. Yer Mark Four's bad enough, so's all them self-propelled goons. Panther's a reet bastad, ye don't want to be friggin' aboot wi' them things. But yer '''Tiger'''...shite, man, the armor's foor fookin' inches thick, and the '''goon'll''' slice through 'owt' we'eve got. That Eighty-Eight, that's been Jerry's trump card since nineteen bloody forty.
4th Mar '17 12:57:15 PM Kalaong
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* Downplayed, but still present, in any period piece by ''Creator/GarthEnnis.'' He doesn't throw actual jetpacks into his stories, but whenever he writes anything about World War II, he shows the Nazis as a terrifying juggernaut; disciplined, merciless, and always with [[OffScreenVillainDarkMatter more and better stuff]] than the Allies. According to Ennis's [[ShownTheirWork research]], the Allied victory was nothing short of the greatest miracle in history, and anyone who says otherwise is either determined to [[WrittenByTheVictors re-write history]], a card-carrying idiot, or a Nazi collaborator who wants to sucker card-carrying idiotic Allies into a trap. Case in point, this conversation from Nick Fury: Peacemaker;
-->'''Nick Fury''': That's all we need, a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_II King Tiger...]]\\
'''Captain Kynaston''': Really? Our chaps would call it a Royal Tiger. Typical of Jerry, isn't it? They've already got the best tank in the world by far, so what to they do?\\
'''Fury''': Build a better one.
** ...or this summary from ''ComicBook/TheBoys'';
--->'''Mallory''': The best German tanks could turn ours into mincemeat; head to head we couldn't even scratch theirs. I must have bailed out of more [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M4_Sherman Shermans]] the previous Summer than... Well...
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