Hitler's 5 'Wonder' Weapons of World War II
Super Jets and Bombers and Rockets, oh my!
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December 27, 2019 - by Warfare History Network for nationalinterest.org
During Germany's early string of victories between 1939 and 1941, Hitler informed the members of the nation's aerospace industry that he had decided to impose new restrictions on aircraft research and development.
However, by 1942 the Führer and his Air Force High Command (Oberkommando der Luftwaffe) had recognized their mistake.
With the increasing weakness in the fighter arm, Hitler saw that his old faithful aircraft like the Messerschmitt Me-109 were losing ground to the new Allied long-range fighters, such as the North American P-51 Mustang, used to escort U.S. and British bombers that were devastating Germany with little resistance.
The Me-262 Hitler's Jet Fighter
The constant barrage of Allied bombing finally forced Hitler to invest in producing airplanes at the cutting edge of technology.
These included bombers capable of carrying the war as far as America and beyond the Ural Mountains into Russia. To the German warlord, these new "wonder weapons" would mean...
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