I'm dissatisfied, which means, I exist.
- May 30, 2013
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Its a VERY serious problem, I fully agree. Thing is, that "wunderwaffe" myth is so well-established, that most peoples simply do not even bother to doubt it.It seems that the impact of German innovative designs on postwar devlopments both in the Soviet Union and the West has tended to obscure what was already being done by their own people.
The main reason, IMHO, is just that German experimental works and secret projects became well-known to public soon after war. Nobody bothered with making them very secret, because, well, both East and West have access to them, and they see no reason to make secret things that other side also have)
On the other hands, East and West own experimental works and projects were still secret for quite a long time. Both sides most definitely didn't want each other to knew about their own advances.
So, with a lot of information about German experimental tech available, and almost no information about contemporary works of USA, Britain and USSR (not to mention Italy, France and Japan), peoples naturally started to assume that Germany was very advanced. While in reality, German technology was lagging behind Allied - especially American - in almost any area. And even Italy and Japan managed to have some better ideas than Germans...