Some interesting things on the me262
The subject of the me262 wad first in debate about what its intended role should be, and a conclusion was reached that it should be a fighter-bomber. So from a period of November 1943 there was a decision made to fit it with bombs. This was to counter the expected allied invasion. But in May 1944 Hitler found out that actually it was not to be continued as a bomber. Predictably he became führious(credits to MHV). Trials for the me262 as a fighter were done. They scored 22 probable kills for 8 lost to enemy action but 18 further were apparently lost because of other reasons like malfunctions.
Now was the plane too late?
Our lord and saviour MHV quotes Die illusion der wunderwaffen, which I summarised: of 10 test planes 3 crashed and 3 still had old tailwheels. Of the 3000 hours of testing needed to be done, only 10% of that amount was probably done. There was still jitters in the aileron and elevator jitter. The turbine wheels were apparently fragile and the Germans had to make an alloy called Tinidur. They did not have enough heat resistant materials. This alloy still was not good enough as average lifetime was a mere 25-30 hours. So yeah.
#Einstien gave America the leverage to win #WWII , but then was sickened by America’s treatment of blacks. Right when he began to help teach blacks #physics for little to nothing he died. Things that make you go hmmm
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"It is said children still have a sense of wonder, later one becomes blunted -- Nonsense. A child takes things for granted, and most people get no further, only an old person, who thinks, is aware of the wondrous."
Two British genius electronics engineers - Alan Dower Blumlein and Alan Turing. Did you know that Alan Turing used electronics developed by Alan Dower Blumlein for the Pilot Model ACE computer..... #blumlein#alanturing#genius#british#electronics#wwii#alanblumlein http://www.alanturing.net/turing_archive/pages/blumlein/index.html
Памятный камень (мемориальный комплекс) военнопленным Красной армии и гражданским лицам содержавшимся в школе №5 (№8) во время оккупации 1941-1943гг. Ул.Дзержинского 5 (ул.Троицкая 5). Это уже 3й фотосет с этого места возле школы №8, уже оформили камень и металлический каркас со списками имён. Интересно, что списки на разных языках. О погибших армянах на армянском, о погибших азербайджанцах на азербайджанском, о погибших грузинах на грузинском, о погибших евреях на иврите, о погибших украинцах на украинском, о погибших поляках на польском. Как я понял, русских в этом списке нет. Русских военнопленных и гражданских лиц, похоже, вовсе не было или их записали всех в украинцы. Хотя есть третий вариант, русский язык, как таковой, запрещён в Украине (смотрите новый закон о государственном языке или закон о "тотальной украинизации"), поэтому погибших русских записывали только на украинском языке вперемешку с украинцами. Очень странно, что на табличке указана "Красная армия", а не "орда оккупантов". Удивительно, ведь действует закон о декоммунизации, со всеми вытекающими последствиями.
Сам комплекс выглядит грязно, металлические плиты с именами проржавели и еле читаемые.
Довольно странный памятник, нужен ли он вообще в таком виде? Вопрос риторический.
This beautiful masonry corridor leads into the cave shelter underneath fort de Souville. It was constructed between 1890 and 1898 and could accommodate 300 men and gave access to the fort itself with underground passages leading to the various combat elements like gun batteries, caponiers, and counterscarp batteries. Like any piece of shelter on the Verdun battlefield, it would be overcrowded during the battle, as men in the sector sought shelter from the rain of steel and fire outside. Today many of the corridors have collapsed and it should be entered with extreme caution.
Commando Comics: Hellfire Pass 🚂🔥 and Jungle Redemption. 🌴
Stories by Aussie writer Brent Towns @brenttowns, cover art by Neil Roberts @skinnyelbows for @commandocomics 😎👍
I’m a sucker for Commando’s “War in the East” stories and I’ve been fascinated by World War II generally since I was a kid.
Over the years I’ve bought quite a few Commando Comics, and I’ve seen some of my favourites being reprinted.
The stories appeal to me because they often include interpersonal conflict as well as armed conflict with the enemy, action/adventure, daring feats of heroism, and characters under extreme pressure.
Thanks to @old_war_comics for alerting me to the quality of Brent Towns’s Hellfire Pass, a prisoner of war escape story set in Burma near the end of WWII. As it turns out, I’d already read and very much enjoyed Towns’s earlier story, Jungle Redemption. And thanks to our local Aussie newsagents being so far behind with their orders, I was able to pick up Hellfire Pass this week, despite the fact that its publication date was April 16! 😃
Both of Towns’s stories contain personal drama and conflict between soldiers who are on the same side. Towns greatly raises the stakes in his stories, in terms of danger to the central characters from the enemy and from their natural surroundings, as well as raising the stakes for the characters on their personal, emotional journeys.
I have thoroughly enjoyed both comics and I look forward to more!
Расчёт 82-мм батальонного миномёта образца 1941 года (БМ-41) из состава 6-й гвардейской мотострелковой бригады 5-го гвардейского стрелкового корпуса ведёт огонь по противнику на Курской дуге, июль 1943 года.
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“Standing in photographers footprints of history” ~ cast in solid bronze circa 1813 this cannon has been in place on Mt Vic since 1877 ~ pictured on the cannon are believed to be Father & Daughter stationed in a nearby hilltop signal house. > During WWII an additional wooden cannon was emplaced at the top of this same hill intended to deceive the axis forces and whilst it looked the part, it was not long before Japanese radio channels were intercepted and heard to be deriding the toy wooden cannon over our city revealing the ruse had been discovered for what it was ⚔️