Awesome Nazi Mecha-Tank

HumpX

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I'll let the pic speak for itself first:




Further establishing the superiority (not to mention the sheer audacity) of German engineering during WW2, this is a mine clearing tank.

Evidently not much is known about it as it was captured by Russians during the war. Rest of the article is here.

I sometimes wonder what the state of technology would've been had Germany won the war.....
 

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With German and Japanese know-how and American slave labor, I'm pretty sure we'd have those flying cars by now. Well not "we" per se, but our glorious Axis masters.
 

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How do you think we got to the moon?

Nazi scientists made it happen, sir.
 

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Isnt that Ant's garage?
 
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It took 51 minutes for an "Anthony's a Nazi" response, we're slacking.
 

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I'll let the pic speak for itself first:




Further establishing the superiority (not to mention the sheer audacity) of German engineering during WW2, this is a mine clearing tank.

Evidently not much is known about it as it was captured by Russians during the war. Rest of the article is here.

I sometimes wonder what the state of technology would've been had Germany won the war.....
Remember those flying cars people were talking about? Yeah, it would have happened.
 

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How do you think we got to the moon?

Nazi scientists made it happen, sir.
Thats actually true isn't it? Most of the engineers for the Mercury-Redstone project were German emmigrants. That would've put them as being working adults during Hitlers lil' house cleaning project.....
 

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Thats actually true isn't it? Most of the engineers for the Mercury-Redstone project were German emmigrants. That would've put them as being working adults during Hitlers lil' house cleaning project.....
Well, yes. Werner von Braun, for one, was essential to NASA's early projects.

You know, when NASA projects came in ahead of time and under budget? And when Virginia Tech people were actually running the missions (for shame, Al: as a former VT QB you should have piped up with that one before me!).

Off Topic: Al Clark may not have had the greatest stats, but he and Bryan Randal are my two favorite VT QBs. Plenty of talent, but ALL heart, baby.
 
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Well, yes. Werner von Braun, for one, was essential to NASA's early projects.

You know, when NASA projects came in ahead of time and under budget? And when Virginia Tech people were actually running the missions (for shame, Al: as a former VT QB you should have piped up with that one before me!).

Off Topic: Al Clark may not have had the greatest stats, but he and Bryan Randal are my two favorite VT QBs. Plenty of talent, but ALL heart, baby.

Haha, not Al Clark the QB, just some schmuck who shares his name.

Miss BR, he was the besssst...
 
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I sometimes wonder what the state of technology would've been had Germany won the war.....
Seems to me that it was Germany's fascination with high-tech that LOST them the war. If'n they'd invested in greater numbers of more conventional (but still world-beating) technology, they might have actually pulled it off.

Well, that and not attacking Russia. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
 

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Seems to me that it was Germany's fascination with high-tech that LOST them the war. If'n they'd invested in greater numbers of more conventional (but still world-beating) technology, they might have actually pulled it off.

Well, that and not attacking Russia. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
That and Hitler's preoccupation with the occult.
 

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Seems to me that it was Germany's fascination with high-tech that LOST them the war. If'n they'd invested in greater numbers of more conventional (but still world-beating) technology, they might have actually pulled it off.

Well, that and not attacking Russia. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
Thats actually a good point. Hitler had a lot of faith in all the ideas of advanced weaponry but overestimated how fast they could roll out the actual goods. For example, I was reading that he was banking on the development of jet technology. But by the time the first Nazi jets went into action in 1945, the war was already lost pretty much.

If Hitler would have allowed his scientists 10 more years of development and attacked the Soviets in 1950 with all the new technology at their disposal, they probably would have won the war.
 

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Haha, not Al Clark the QB, just some schmuck who shares his name.

Miss BR, he was the besssst...
BR totally got screwed, though. If Michael hadn't left earlier than everyone really expected him to (can't blame him for taking the #1 draft pick money, though), BR would have gotten a redshirt year in '01 and then started in '02. Marcus NEVER would have been able to unseat BR or force shared time in '03, IMO, if BR had that redshirt year.

If BR had a little more experience, I really think we would have beaten NC State in '04 and either USC or Auburn that year, though the youth of the WRs would have hurt.

And with a r-SR. BR coming back in '05 and without the Marcus collapse in the Miami game that year, who knows...

You a TSL or Hokie Haven guy?
 
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You a TSL or Hokie Haven guy?
I do read them on occasion for the news/recruiting type stuff, but I don't subscribe to either of them since the forums tend to go into speculation a lot of times.
 

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I sometimes wonder what the state of technology would've been had Germany won the war.....
Forget the state of technology... can you imagine what the state of pornography would be?

:icon_eek:
 

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Finally someone gets down to the bass tacks.