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Hits: 4818 | Rating: (2.1) | Category: Technology | Added by: 5Cats
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Male, 50-59, Europe
 5400 Posts
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 11:12:35 AM

I'm no engineer but it doesn't look to me as if it would have done well in deep or soft sand.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 28113 Posts
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 10:24:53 AM
@Tovarish: You're thinking of the rocket planes? Like the Me-163 Komet? The rate of fire on their cannons was too slow, but otherwise they were deadly.
They also tended to explode for no particular reason...

The Me-262 was superb at what it was designed to do: shoot down heavy bombers.

The whole concept of a "land battleship" was popular throughout the 30's, several nations built or designed them. But in a mobile war? You'd just drive around them and let them run out of gas...

Male, 18-29, Western US
 72 Posts
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 9:02:29 AM
Jet aircraft weren't very effective during the war though. They went to fast to properly engage the standard propeller craft of the time.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17345 Posts
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 7:03:45 AM
Trying to build a battleship on the ground. Not the smartest idea they had. Even the really smart ideas they had were delayed so much they weren't effective. Germany could've had jet planes back in 1939, V2 rockets back in 1940.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 553 Posts
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 2:43:49 AM
Bigger target for the air force, would have made no difference

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Monday, October 07, 2013 10:23:28 PM
Might have been useful in the North Africa campaign. It would have been a bitch to get it over there, though.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 72 Posts
Monday, October 07, 2013 9:33:07 PM
Really it's too bad that thing would have barely been able to move or traverse its turret.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 28113 Posts
Monday, October 07, 2013 6:29:18 PM
Ooops! The title got destroyed by the ""

The Ratte: Planned Nazi Super Weapon

Plz fix! Thanks!

@Thonious: lolz! Quite true! Should be easy to figure out.

These "monster tank" designs were actually submersible! The Nazis knew that no bridge would hold them, so they made them water-tight with a big "snorkel"...

Male, 40-49, Western US
 984 Posts
Monday, October 07, 2013 3:57:31 PM
As an engineer he should be ashamed to say that the displacement of that beast cannot be known.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 28113 Posts
Monday, October 07, 2013 2:57:49 PM
Link: The [Rate Link] - This monster would have won the war? Probably not. It's the Ogre Mk.1

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