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21st Nov '16 9:00:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''CrimsonSkies'' has ''Die Spinne,'' a German arms cartel that is ''heavily'' implied to be front for the Nazi Party (the games are set in an AlternateUniverse version of the 1930s). Their arsenal includes [[AirborneAircraftCarrier zeppelin carriers]], [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld zeppelin battleships]] bigger then most ''skyscrapers'' designed to ''eat'' other zeppelins, [[LightningGun Tesla Coil like weapons]], [[ShockAndAwe an extremely potent fighter plane armed with said Tesla weapon]], HumongousMecha [[SpiderTank Spider Tanks]] and little things like magnetic rockets and remote controlled rocket launchers (in the 30's). Oh, did we mention the ''weather control'' device built on a armored platform suspended between ''two'' of the aforementioned zeppelin battleships?

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* ''CrimsonSkies'' ''VideoGame/CrimsonSkies'' has ''Die Spinne,'' a German arms cartel that is ''heavily'' implied to be front for the Nazi Party (the games are set in an AlternateUniverse version of the 1930s). Their arsenal includes [[AirborneAircraftCarrier zeppelin carriers]], [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld zeppelin battleships]] bigger then most ''skyscrapers'' designed to ''eat'' other zeppelins, [[LightningGun Tesla Coil like weapons]], [[ShockAndAwe an extremely potent fighter plane armed with said Tesla weapon]], HumongousMecha [[SpiderTank Spider Tanks]] and little things like magnetic rockets and remote controlled rocket launchers (in the 30's). Oh, did we mention the ''weather control'' device built on a armored platform suspended between ''two'' of the aforementioned zeppelin battleships?



* The early [=PS2=] release ''RingOfRed'' was an alternate history where (among other things) HumongousMecha were developed at the tail end of World War II. The game's intro is a well-done series of [[AMechByAnyOtherName AFWs]] spliced into actual WWII footage.

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* The early [=PS2=] release ''RingOfRed'' ''VideoGame/RingOfRed'' was an alternate history where (among other things) HumongousMecha were developed at the tail end of World War II. The game's intro is a well-done series of [[AMechByAnyOtherName AFWs]] spliced into actual WWII footage.
19th Nov '16 10:17:10 PM Alceister
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** Contrary to popular belief, the Germans actually ''lagged'' behind Allied armour developments for the first half of the war. In fact, most of their major successes (the conquest of Poland and much of Western Europe, Operation Barbarossa, and the intervention in North Africa) were achieved with tanks that were often of inferior quality (several were intended for ''training'') and outnumbered (by as much ''four to one''). The disparity in both quality and numbers was so great that much of the German armoured corps was comprised of captured tanks. The most famous German tanks (the Tiger I and Panther) were powerful, yet highly flawed designs. The Tiger I was technically obsolete when it was introduced, being essentially an enlargened version of the older and smaller Panzerkampfwagen III and IV tanks, and thus was extremely heavy (which resulted in high fuel consumption) and extremely complex to manufacture and maintain. Meanwhile, the Panther was marred by unreliability, and suffered from limitations that made it less than ideal as a main battle tank for the Wehrmacht. Moreover, they came into service at a time when the Wehrmacht had suffered serious setbacks and could not afford to produce or operate such demanding vehicles. It did not help that they were soon followed by even more massive and complicated war machines such as the Tiger II and Jagdtiger, notwithstanding the even more outrageous Maus (a super-tank the size of a small house), which made prototype stage. The even more massive Ratte (which would have weighed as much as a small warship) and Monster (essentially a railway gun on treads) never made it off the paper.

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** Contrary to popular belief, the Germans actually ''lagged'' behind Allied armour developments for the first half of the war. In fact, most of their major successes (the conquest of Poland and much of Western Europe, Operation Barbarossa, and the intervention in North Africa) were achieved with tanks that were often of inferior quality (several were intended for ''training'') and outnumbered (by as much ''four to one''). The disparity in both quality and numbers was so great that much of the German armoured corps was comprised of captured tanks. The most famous German tanks (the Tiger I and Panther) were powerful, yet highly flawed designs. The Tiger I was technically obsolete when it was introduced, being essentially an enlargened version of the older and smaller Panzerkampfwagen III and IV tanks, and thus was extremely heavy (which resulted in high fuel consumption) and extremely complex to manufacture and maintain. Meanwhile, the Panther was marred by unreliability, and suffered from limitations that made it less than ideal as a main battle tank for the Wehrmacht. Moreover, they came into service at a time when the Wehrmacht had suffered serious setbacks and could not afford needed to produce or operate such demanding vehicles.as many machines as it could; putting new vehicles into production invariably led to delays, and some of them (like the Tiger) were simply unaffordable. It did not help that they were soon followed by even more massive and complicated war machines such as the Tiger II and Jagdtiger, notwithstanding the even more outrageous Maus (a super-tank the size of a small house), which made prototype stage. The even more massive Ratte (which would have weighed as much as a small warship) and Monster (essentially a railway gun on treads) never made it off the paper.
4th Nov '16 3:37:44 PM GlassSpires
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With few exceptions, pretty much [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets everyone agrees]] that the Nazis were very, '''very''' bad, what with the genocide and mass imprisonment of "undesirables" and dissidents, the socio-political repression, the institutionalized racist policies, the wars of aggression against their neighbours, the attempt to exterminate the entire population of eastern Europe and replace them with Germans, and [[NeverLiveItDown forever ruining the reputations]] of [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking eugenics and social Darwinism as serious academic disciplines]]. So, how do you make ThoseWackyNazis even more intimidating? Why, by giving them PoweredArmor and [[AliensAndMonsters alien allies]], of course!

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With few exceptions, pretty Pretty much [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets everyone agrees]] that the Nazis were very, '''very''' bad, what with bad. Despite their evilness, they accomplished a lot: the genocide and mass imprisonment of "undesirables" and dissidents, the socio-political repression, the institutionalized racist policies, the wars of aggression against their neighbours, the attempt to exterminate the entire population of eastern Europe and replace them with Germans, and [[NeverLiveItDown forever ruining the reputations]] of [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking eugenics and social Darwinism as serious academic disciplines]]. So, how do you make ThoseWackyNazis even more intimidating? Why, by giving them PoweredArmor and [[AliensAndMonsters alien allies]], of course!
2nd Nov '16 7:50:12 AM Saveelich
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* ''ComicBook/{{Block 109}}'': The Nazis, under Heinrich Himmler, mastered UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons before the Allies did.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Block 109}}'': The Nazis, under Heinrich Himmler, Nazis mastered UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons before the Allies did.did, developped mechas, VTOL airships and advanced jet planes [[spoiler:as well as a ZombieApocalypse [[TheVirus virus]]]].
23rd Oct '16 10:12:54 PM Alceister
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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 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 excessively complicated and 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 excessively complicated and 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.
23rd Oct '16 4:00:08 PM Alceister
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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 analogue were started too late to overcome the developmental bugs before the tide had decisively turned and would never come up with a true competitor. 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 analogue equivalent aircraft, the He-177, not only commenced late in the war, but were started too late to overcome further restricted by the developmental bugs before the tide had decisively requirement that it be capable of dive-bombing, which turned out to be excessively complicated and would never come up with a true competitor.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.
19th Oct '16 2:01:11 AM KayEss
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** The infamous V-1 (Fi-103) flying bomb and the V-2 (A-4) ballistic missile, the latter of which was designed by Wernher von Braun (who later headed the design of the Saturn V moon rocket). The V stood for ''Vergeltungswaffe'' = "Vengeance weapon". The V-2 (aka A-4) was a ballistic missile, captured examples of which were used after the war by both America and the Soviet Union. Both countries actually built some A-4s and redesigned the missile so it would be easier to build and more capable. Due to their relatively primitive design however, many missed their target; this was further exacerbated by the efforts of British intelligence, which leaked false info about successful hits, leading German rocketeers to erroneously re-calibrate their rockets. By the time of the program's cancellation, the V projects -- which were constructed with slave labour -- resulted in a total death toll that was largely overshadowed by the numbers of personnel who were killed during production and development.

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** The infamous V-1 (Fi-103) flying bomb and the V-2 (A-4) ballistic missile, the latter of which was designed by Wernher von Braun (who later headed the design of the Saturn V moon rocket). The V stood for ''Vergeltungswaffe'' = "Vengeance weapon".weapon"[[note]]The V in V-2, not in Saturn V. The Saturn V was originally named C-5, so the V is a roman numeral.[[/note]]. The V-2 (aka A-4) was a ballistic missile, captured examples of which were used after the war by both America and the Soviet Union. Both countries actually built some A-4s and redesigned the missile so it would be easier to build and more capable. Due to their relatively primitive design however, many missed their target; this was further exacerbated by the efforts of British intelligence, which leaked false info about successful hits, leading German rocketeers to erroneously re-calibrate their rockets. By the time of the program's cancellation, the V projects -- which were constructed with slave labour -- resulted in a total death toll that was largely overshadowed by the numbers of personnel who were killed during production and development.
16th Oct '16 6:35:04 PM Salmon
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*** It wasn't all dead-ends, though. The designers of the the Panzerkampfwagen V Panther experimented with using a modified jet engine to power the tank, which is now the standard propulsion for the American (and others) M1 Abrams, as well as the original propulsion for the Soviet/Russian/Ukrainian T-80 (most new-build Ukrainian T-80s are now diesel powered, as well as several Russian variants, but the original turbine-powered variant is still in service).
** The Type-XXI U-Boat, aka. the Elektroboot, was the first submarine designed for prolonged underwater operations. Previously, most submarines were only capable of going underwater for a few hours and could travel no faster than a few knots. The Elektroboot however, travelled faster underwater than it did on the surface, and could travel underwater for up to three days before needing to recharge its batteries, which also took considerably less time than with the older Type VIIC. It was also much harder to detect as well, emitting less noise than its predecessor. However, it came too late: although 118 hulls were completed by the end of the war, only 4 vessels became operational. The Allies would later incorporate many of the Type XXI's improvements into existing vessels, and used the design as the basis for many post-war classes of submarines.
*** The hull of the USS Nautilus (SSN-571), the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, was essentially a scaled-up derivative of the type XXI U-boot.



*** It was, nevertheless, a prescient idea, as many nations are now turning to AIP instead of nuclear power for their submarine forces.
14th Oct '16 12:26:10 PM contrafanxxx
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* The UsefulNotes/TurboGrafx16 ShootEmUp game ''Download 2'' involves a group of terrorists taking possession of Adolf Hitler's brain in an attempt to revive him by re-creating it in digital form. It's up to an expert cyber diver named Syd and his partner Deva to defeat the terrorists and stop Hitler's resurrection.
13th Oct '16 9:45:38 AM Mullon
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* [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/3458846/ This]] archived [[ImageBoards 4chan]] thread. It actually features the phrase "[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Australian witch doctor special forces]]".

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* [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/3458846/ This]] archived [[ImageBoards 4chan]] Website/FourChan thread. It actually features the phrase "[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Australian witch doctor special forces]]".
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