Every war has its secret weapons, and probably none had more than the Second World War. Even at the time, the German love of "wonder weapons" was well-known, and made a fine psychological weapon in itself. So did the Reich's love of science and engineering. Allied planners and soldiers never...read more
Great Britain employed railway-mounted guns that were capable of firing across the English Channel between the areas around Dover and Calais. Britain employed three 13.5-inch (342.9 mm) railway mounted guns on the East Kent Light Railway, located around Lydden and Shepherdswell. These were...read more
Many people don't know that the Germans had a barrel for their Sturmewehrs in WW2 to shoot around corners. The Krummlauf (curved barrel) was an attachment for the Sturmgewehr 44 rifle, which was used by the Germans in World War II. It...read more
The V-3 or "High Pressure Pump" (HDP for short) was a German supergun which used multiple propellant charges placed along the barrel's length and timed to fire as soon as the projectile passed them, to provide an additional boost. The 140 m long...read more
The Horten Ho 229 was a late-World War II prototype flying wing fighter/bomber. It is the first pure flying wing powered by a turbojet, and has been described by some as the first aircraft designed to incorporate stealth technology. Brothers Reimar and Walter Horten built the world's first jet-...read more
A fully operational M4 enigma machine, one of the rarest and most complicated of all the enigma machines (encryption devices) used by the Nazis during the Second World War, in fine condition, has sold for a record-breaking $365,000. This encryption...read more
An unusual remnant of World War II was found by a group of military history enthusiasts in the middle of a field in Poland on 1st October this year. One meter beneath the surface the German turret was resting for over 70 years. Given the circumstances, it’s still in a pretty good shape!
The jetpacks were yet another one of the technologies explored by the Germans during World War Two. The “Himmelstürmer” (Sky Stormer - but literally Heaven Stormer) flight pack was an experimental project that would allow German combat...read more
Today marks the 74th anniversary of the first successful launch of a V-2 /A4-rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenemünde, Germany. Making it the 1st official man made object to reach space, making space exploration a fact.
However the Nazi’s weren’t really interested in space exploration...read more