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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 3:25 p.m. PST

… fascinating German Jet Fighter Concept

"During WWII Nazi Germany led the world in jet technology. Late in the war, the Germans tried to use their advantage to turn the tide of the conflict in their favor. They launched the Heinkel He162 Salamander – a jet fighter.

It was a desperate attempt to win by rushing innovative technology into combat. For all its importance as one of the first jet aircraft, the Salamander was too little, too late…"
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Vigilant13 Apr 2018 8:26 p.m. PST

I seem to recall that on its début to show off to the high command it broke up in mid air, and they still rushed it into production. Another Nazi example of throwing resources all over the place and wasting them, which helped the allied cause thankfully.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2018 10:08 a.m. PST



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