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hesham

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Hi,

how we forget this idea;

Germany Secret Projects Post WWII.
 

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hesham said:
Hi,

how we forget this idea;

Germany Secret Projects Post WWII.
There have been (at least) two Germanies after WWII. Actually - three :cool:
And we also could count works of German-borne scientists and designers in other countries of the world - from Tank in India to Baade in USSR.
And many others, talented as well, in UK, USA, France etc.
 

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I can only assume:

FRG
DDR
Post-unification


Could argue for at least another three, but that would be pedantry and get me into Private Eye.

Chris
 

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CJGibson said:
I can only assume:

FRG
DDR
Post-unification
Thank you, that's my point.
I would add another important item to my list - German's cooperation in European programs.
The thing, that virtually non-existent prior to 1945.
 

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CJGibson said:
Could argue for at least another three, but that would be pedantry and get me into Private Eye.

Chris
;D
 

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Hi all,

I meant the secret aircraft and Projects developed in Germany.
 

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I didn't buy the Thor book, but it did look very good, but I might just have to make space on the bookshelves for this one.
 

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out next month:
Blue Streak: Britain’s Medium Range Ballistic Missile (by John Boyes)
(https://www.fonthill.media/products/blue-streak-britain-s-medium-range-ballistic-missile)
the same author also wrote a book on the Thor missile.

I'm halfway through this book. It's a good overview of the history of the Blue Streak and Skybolt programs, with half the book dedicated to each. It explains the political situation, and goes into some detail on site selection, the underground silo design and the nuclear weapons development that would provide the warhead. This is well-written and informative.

What's missing is any technical detail on the missiles themselves. The rocket motors are mentioned briefly, but nothing at all about the design process, construction details, systems etc. There are a few drawings (mostly side views), but none of them are dimensioned. Drawings of the launch silo are reproduced at tiny sizes so you need a magnifier to read the captions. I had hoped for more, it feels to me part of the story is missing.
 

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What is needed is a book about German research in the occupied countries during the war, and the Bohemia-Moravia Protectorate in particular. Little is known about Brno University in English.
 

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out next month:
Blue Streak: Britain’s Medium Range Ballistic Missile (by John Boyes)
(https://www.fonthill.media/products/blue-streak-britain-s-medium-range-ballistic-missile)
the same author also wrote a book on the Thor missile.

I'm halfway through this book. It's a good overview of the history of the Blue Streak and Skybolt programs, with half the book dedicated to each. It explains the political situation, and goes into some detail on site selection, the underground silo design and the nuclear weapons development that would provide the warhead. This is well-written and informative.

What's missing is any technical detail on the missiles themselves. The rocket motors are mentioned briefly, but nothing at all about the design process, construction details, systems etc. There are a few drawings (mostly side views), but none of them are dimensioned. Drawings of the launch silo are reproduced at tiny sizes so you need a magnifier to read the captions. I had hoped for more, it feels to me part of the story is missing.

Thanks for the review - I have been thinking of buying as well.
 

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Hi,

I hope my dear Tony Butler adopt this two ideas;

- Western Secret Projects ; Hypersonic Aircraft
- Western Secret Projects : VTOL,V/STOL & STOL Aircraft
 

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i hope find in future a midland book named " Secret French Aircraft of WW2 "
 
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