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  •  Interesting Dichotomy (2+ / 0-)
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    shortfinals, RiveroftheWest

    As Nazi Germany's fortunes faded, their designers made their naval and aerial vehicles smaller and smaller while the terrestrial equipment designers went in just the opposite direction.  As the war was winding down, the Germans concocted dreams of building enormous tanks, like the Maus and even the Rat.  Even the lighter King Tiger designs were less useful than the other medium tanks the Germans were fielding, which could easily handle virtually all of the Allied armor being fielded through the end of 1944 and most of 1945.  The PanzerWaffen's biggest threat came from the Jabos, which the Luftwaffe couldn't stop, yet they poured enormous resources into these gigantic dreams.

    "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

    by PrahaPartizan on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 10:45:23 AM PDT

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