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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2023 4:48 p.m. PST

… Example of Extreme German Engineering

"For the first few decades after humanity conquered flight, flying boats consistently ranked among the largest aircraft in the world. In fact, the H-4 Hercules, which was built in the 1940s, is still one of the largest aircraft ever built. This trend continued during WWII, with Germany producing a flying boat that for a while was the heaviest aircraft ever constructed.

This makes sense as Germany… well, the Fuhr, had a fascination with enormous projects and machines. This aircraft was the Blohm & Voss BV 238, and like the Axis' other huge-scale projects, bigger was not better…"

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