A Butterfly Bomb, or (Spreng Dickwändig 2 kg or SD2) was a German 2 kilogram anti-personnel bomb dropped by the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War. It was named because the thin cylindrical metal outer shell hinged open when it was dropped and gave a superficial appearance of a large butterfly. ...more on Wikipedia about "Butterfly Bomb"
Fritz X was a German air-launched anti-ship missile, deployed during World War II. Fritz X was an allied code-name; alternate names include Ruhrstahl SD 1400 X. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fritz X"
The G7a or G7a/T1 torpedo was the standard issue torpedo for Germany during the early years of WWII. The torpedo was of standard German specifications for all U-Boat torpedoes of the war at 54cm (21in) in diameter, 7.16m in length, and with a warhead of 280kg. ...more on Wikipedia about "G7a torpedo"
The G7e or more appropriately the G7e/T2, G7e/T3, and G7e/T4 Falke torpedos were, with the exception of the T4 model, the standard torpedoes for Germany during WWII. All of the G7e models shared standardized dimensions for all German torpedoes designed for use by U-boats during WWII, they measured 53 cm (21 in) in diameter, 7.16 m in length, and carried a warhead of 280 kg. All were powered by 100hp (75 kW) electric motors and lead-acid batteries which needed constant maintenance to maintain their reliability. Additionally, the batteries of these torpedoes needed to be preheated to a temperature of 30 °C (85 °F) to operate with maximum speed and range, generally this was a nonissue as U-boats had the element of surprise and often had the advantage of firing the first shot. ...more on Wikipedia about "G7e torpedo"
The G7es or Zaunkönig T-5 was a torpedo employed by German U-boats during World War II. The torpedo was electric and had an effective range of 5700 meters at a speed of 24 knots (44 km/h). This torpedo employed acoustic, passive homing to find its target after a straight run of 400 meters. The 400 meter limit was employed for safety reasons, even though there were at least two instances of U-boats ( U-972 in December 1943 and U-377 in January 1944) sinking after being hit by their own torpedo. The first 80 were delivered on 1 August 1943 and it was first used in September. A total of 640 were fired in combat sinking 45 ships. It was countered by the introduction by the allies of the Foxer noise maker. ...more on Wikipedia about "G7es torpedo"
The German nuclear energy project was an endeavor by scientists during World War II in Nazi Germany to develop nuclear energy and an atomic bomb for practical use. Unlike the competing Allied effort to develop a nuclear weapon the German effort resulted in two rival teams, one working for the military, the second, a civilian effort co-ordinated by the German Post Office. ...more on Wikipedia about "German nuclear energy project"
The Glasmine 43 was a German mine used during World War 2. You can see a couple pictures of it at http://www.lexpev.nl/html/minepages/minepag12.htm. ...more on Wikipedia about "Glasmine 43"
* Flakvierling: A concatenation of the official type designation for the four-barrel 20 mm antiaircraft cannon. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of World War II weapons of Germany"
In Nazi Germany during World War II, the V-1 flying bomb and the V-2 rocket were termed reprisal weapons or vengeance weapons (Vergeltungswaffen or V-Waffen for short) by Goebbels' propaganda ministry. The name was chosen with regard to the allied bombing of German cities, which the conventional German air force could neither prevent nor answer in kind. A third and less well-known component of the V-Waffen programme was the V-3 cannon, which never reached a substantial level of operation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Reprisal weapon"
The T11 was a torpedo developed for German U-boats during World War II. The torpedo was electric and had an effective range of 5700 meters at a speed of 24 knots. This torpedo employed acoustic, passive homing to find its target after a straight run of 400 meters. This evolution of the G7es torpedo was created to counter the Foxer allied noisemaker countermeasure. This weapon was never actually employed in wartime as Germany had surrendered by the time development was fully completed. ...more on Wikipedia about "T11 torpedo"
Vergeltungswaffe is German for "retaliation weapon", " reprisal weapon" or ("vengeance weapon"), and was a term assigned during World War II by the Nazis to a number of revolutionary " superweapons". ...more on Wikipedia about "Vergeltungswaffe"
Wunderwaffen is German for " wonder weapon", and was a term assigned during World War II by the Nazi propaganda ministry to a few revolutionary " superweapons". ...more on Wikipedia about "Wunderwaffe"
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