6 Nazi Super Weapons Used in WWII, Which We Don’t Known About
09-03-2017 10:03am | by Geeta Rai
6 Nazi successfully mastered and used super weapons in WWII
There are a number of conspiracies about Hitler and German Nazi’s about the use of super weapons and black magic during the WWII. Hitler thought to be mastered the latest technology of that time and through the blueprints, they were successful in building the lethal weapons that are still being used today. There is a list of these weapons and still, some of them were left on drawing boards and never made up to the construction site.
V1 – The First Cruise Missile
Der Fuhrer was the man who was so obsessed with the construction of V rockets that he diverted all the precious resources in the development of these and overlooking the fact that these resources can be used for repair parts and new planes. Despite all these accusations, one can see the rationale behind improving these unguided killing machines.
At the last year of the war, over 5,000 V1 rockets were launched from the launch sites in Holland and France to London and its surroundings and encountered over 100 in a days’ time. It has been suggested as a response of D-Day as they were launched on June 13, 1944, seven days after the Normandy landings. V1 rockets were flying over London with two fatal flaws as these rockets were powered by the fuel and if the fuel will run off, these rockets can land on any site and the other one that there was no way to actually aim these rockets or make corrections if calculations were off.
V2 – The First ballistic Missile
Nazi’s wanted to conquer the world by sitting at their bases and this thought made them developed a long-range, liquid-fueled rockets while all the other major powers had short-range rockets. Their obsession and hard work come with a prize as they developed V2, a 14-ton, vertically launched missile with a range of 200 miles and a top speed of 3,500 miles per hour. The Germans also developed the long-range V-1 flying bomb and both V-1 and V-2 were launched in thousands against London and the port city of Antwerp in Belgium.
V3 – The Nazi Super Gun
The V-3 or the revenge weapon was a proud supergun for Germans and it worked on multi-charge principle and the secondary propellant charges are fired to add speed to a projectile. They have planted V-3 in two large bunkers in Pas-de-Calais, which is the region of Northern France against London but they wrecked the weapons by allied bombing raids. As a back-up, they have used smaller but similar guns which were used to bombard Luxembourg from December 1944 to February 1945 during the battle of the Bulge.
Me 262 – The First Operational Jet Fighter
The Germans made the history by developing the first operational jet fighter plane and had a massive impact in the world of aviation when it was first launched in 1944 in European skies. It is still considered as a masterpiece because of the technology and innovation used at that time. The Messerschmitt Me 262 was developed and built in Germany by Nazi and was their first jet fighter plane in World War II.
Fritz X – The First Guided Missile
Germans were making huge development and learning from the past mistakes in guiding the missiles and bombs to the target. They developed Fritz X which was a bomb made up of almost 3,500 lbs of explosive. It was fitted with a radio and guidance equipment so that it can be directed towards its target.
It can get through 30-inches of armor and can be dropped from 20,000 feet which are advantages as the aircraft which will drop these bombs cannot be reached by an anti-aircraft gun. The use of this weapon was although limited because German had few aircraft to carry this lethal weapon to carry and drop the bomb.
Even with limited use, this bomb created a vast difference with massive damage. In September 1943 during Salerno landings, the Italian battleship Roma, received two Fritz X hit in which one was a miss and sank after her magazines exploded. 1,255 men including Admiral Carlo Bergamini died. Her sister ship was also damaged and managed to reach Tunisia. In total five ships were damaged till the other forces managed to find a way to impede the guidance signals.
The Germans are the first to introduce Night Vision in 1939. By the end of World War II, the German army equipped 50 Mark V Panther tanks which saw combat on both the Eastern and Western Fronts. “The Vampir” was the man-portable system for infantrymen was being used with STG-44 Sturmgewehr assault rifle. The ZG 1229 Vampir weighed about 5 lbs and was fitted with lugs at the weapons production facility. Soldiers who used to carry these weapons were often known as night-hunter.
There was a wooden cased battery for light and a second battery fitted inside a gas mask container to power the image converter. These were all strapped to a Tragegestell 39. The searchlight which was fitted consisted of a conventional tungsten light source shining through a filter permitting only infrared light. The sensor was not sensitive to body heat as it operated in the upper infrared spectrum rather than in the lower infrared spectrum.
The gear was first used in the combat in February 1945. The other end, Eastern Front veteran’s reports consist of snipers shooting in the dark night with the aid of peculiar non-shinning torches coupled with enormous optical sights” mounted on the rifles.
It was all going against them as it was happening in the night and they were helpless with the sharp shooting causing the lives of many. It changed the situation towards Germans as night-hunters were a great success and provided a cutting-edge in the war. With all this success infrared gear was fitted both to MG34 and MG42 machine guns to cover the larger area with continuous shots at the target with the capability to shoot down the target at night.
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