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Hitler’s Stealth fighter

Postby koimaster » December 30th 2016, 1:12pm

By 1983, the fundamental elements of American stealth innovation were at the point of being public knowledge.

After the war, the latest scientific improvements prompted the idea of planning an airframe that could sidestep radar. It was found that a jet-powered, flying wing design, just like the Horten Ho 229 will have a little radar cross-area to traditional contemporary twin-motor aircraft. This is because the wings were merged into the fuselage and there were no extensive propeller disks or vertical and horizontal tail surfaces to give a locatable radar signature.


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Re: Hitler’s Stealth fighter

Postby Hawk » December 30th 2016, 3:25pm

General consensus is that the Horton merely "lucked into" semi-stealth tech as it's a natural outgrowth of a flying wing concept which has sufficient reasons to exist without considering radar signature.
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Re: Hitler’s Stealth fighter

Postby Falstaff » February 1st 2017, 6:24pm

If they had concentrated on simply cranking out more FW190s rather than all these fanciful creations, the air war in Europe may have been very different. A good thing they didn't, huh?
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Re: Hitler’s Stealth fighter

Postby conjurer » February 1st 2017, 8:05pm

Falstaff wrote:If they had concentrated on simply cranking out more FW190s rather than all these fanciful creations, the air war in Europe may have been very different. A good thing they didn't, huh?


Yup. The fucking krauts orderly Germans didn't just start overengineering stuff with the BMW Three series. If they could make a weapon cheap and effective or ruinously expensive and somewhat less effective, they usually selected the latter. Their so-called super tanks, the Tiger, King Tiger and Panther, broke down more often than British sportscars. While the US made the Sherman, which was simple and reliable (although a deathtrap) and the Russians made the T34, which was possibly the war-winning weapon for them, the Germans built bigger, more complicated, slower tanks. Other examples were their "V" weapons, the V-1 and V-2; almost absurd amounts of capital and resources were funnelled into these programs, even though they contributed nothing to the battlefield.
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Re: Hitler’s Stealth fighter

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Re: Hitler’s Stealth fighter

Postby poot74 » February 1st 2017, 8:42pm

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Re: Hitler’s Stealth fighter

Postby Thunder1 » February 2nd 2017, 6:42am

conjurer wrote:
Falstaff wrote:If they had concentrated on simply cranking out more FW190s rather than all these fanciful creations, the air war in Europe may have been very different. A good thing they didn't, huh?


Yup. The fucking krauts orderly Germans didn't just start overengineering stuff with the BMW Three series. If they could make a weapon cheap and effective or ruinously expensive and somewhat less effective, they usually selected the latter. Their so-called super tanks, the Tiger, King Tiger and Panther, broke down more often than British sportscars. While the US made the Sherman, which was simple and reliable (although a deathtrap) and the Russians made the T34, which was possibly the war-winning weapon for them, the Germans built bigger, more complicated, slower tanks. Other examples were their "V" weapons, the V-1 and V-2; almost absurd amounts of capital and resources were funnelled into these programs, even though they contributed nothing to the battlefield.

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Re: Hitler’s Stealth fighter

Postby Wasp » February 2nd 2017, 6:44am

I just caint figure out why aliens hepped Göring.
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Re: Hitler’s Stealth fighter

Postby conjurer » February 2nd 2017, 9:39am

Thunder1 wrote:
conjurer wrote:
Falstaff wrote:If they had concentrated on simply cranking out more FW190s rather than all these fanciful creations, the air war in Europe may have been very different. A good thing they didn't, huh?


Yup. The fucking krauts orderly Germans didn't just start overengineering stuff with the BMW Three series. If they could make a weapon cheap and effective or ruinously expensive and somewhat less effective, they usually selected the latter. Their so-called super tanks, the Tiger, King Tiger and Panther, broke down more often than British sportscars. While the US made the Sherman, which was simple and reliable (although a deathtrap) and the Russians made the T34, which was possibly the war-winning weapon for them, the Germans built bigger, more complicated, slower tanks. Other examples were their "V" weapons, the V-1 and V-2; almost absurd amounts of capital and resources were funnelled into these programs, even though they contributed nothing to the battlefield.

Yep, slave labor makes many things seemingly affordable..


Quite so. To say nothing of raw materials stolen from occupied countries.
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Re: Hitler’s Stealth fighter

Postby hcharles » February 2nd 2017, 11:13am

conjurer wrote:[Quite so. To say nothing of raw materials stolen from occupied countries.


Military speak, this is referred to as asset relocation.
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