Germany's Secret Weapons in World War II, Roger Ford

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Germany's Secret Weapons in World War II, Roger Ford

Germany's Secret Weapons in World War II, Roger Ford

This book looks at the vast range of secret weapon that were developed in German before and during the Second World War, a period in which German engineers were ahead of the world in many areas.

A glance at the list of chapters reveals the amazingly broad scope of German weapon research during the Second World War. Some are well known - the jet aircraft or the V-1 and V-2 rockets - while others are relatively obscure - the German helicopter program or the various guided missile projects being good examples.

This is a very well illustrated book, containing a good selection of contemporary pictures of all but the most obscure of these weapons, supported by full colour illustrations.

This book is firmly based in reality, with none of the flights of fantasy that sometimes mar this sort of work. This is best illustrated by the brief section on the German nuclear weapon program, dismissed here as the near total failure it actually was, and not the major threat it is sometimes hyped up as.

One thing that becomes increasingly obvious while reading this book is how few of these projects actually produced a viable weapon. Entire research projects - the helicopter and the super-gun amongst them - soaked up vast amounts of money, used some of best engineers available to Germany - and produced little or no useful results. The shear amount of projects being carried out by the German arms industry was perhaps one of its greatest weakness, reducing the chance of success for any of them. Even those projects that did result in a workable weapon rarely paid back the amount of effort involved.

Chapters
Jet Aircraft
Rocket-powered Aircraft
Hybrid Aircraft and Gliders
Rotary-Wing Aircraft
Surface-to-Surface Missiles
Air-to-Air Weapons
Air-to-Surface Weapons
Surface-to-Air Missiles
Artillery
Tanks and Anti-Tank Weapons
Submarines and their Weapons
Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons

Author: Author
Edition: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Publisher: Spellmount
Year: 2000



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Short Description: The German Third Reich had one of the most technologically advanced and innovative weapons industries in World War II, with aircraft, tanks and bombs that could match and beat. Read more


The German Third Reich had one of the most technologically advanced and innovative weapons industries in World War II, with aircraft, tanks and bombs that could match and beat anything else in the world. What is less known is the extent of Germany's secret weapons development. Germany pioneered rocket and jet-propelled aircraft, the pilotless plane, long-range rocket technology and 'robot bombs', and the world's first super-heavy tanks. Many of these weapons had a real impact on the course of the war.

Following the invasion of the Soviet Union and the realization that the war could continue for years, Hitler put great resources into the development of new and technologically advanced weaponry, in the belief that the production of 'wonder weapons' was the key to winning the war. Germany's Secret Weapons of World War II explores this little-known aspect of the Nazi war machine to reveal the extent of German secret weapons' development. Broken down by weapon types, the book includes reference tables, diagrams, colourful maps and charts and photographs, presenting all the core data in easy-to-follow formats.

Germany's Secret Weapons of World War II is an essential reference guide for anyone interested in the history and make-up of Germany's weapons development.
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Germany’s Secret Weapons in World War II [144pp]

The German Third Reich had the most technologically advanced and innovative weapons industries in World War II, with aircraft, tanks and bombs that could match and beat anything else in the world. What is less known is the extent of. Read more Read less

The German Third Reich had the most technologically advanced and innovative weapons industries in World War II, with aircraft, tanks and bombs that could match and beat anything else in the world. What is less known is the extent of Germany’s secret weapons development. Germany pioneered rocket and jet-propelled aircraft, the pilotless plane, long-range rocket technology and ‘robot bombs’, and the world’s first super-heavy tanks. Many of these weapons had a real impact on the course of the war. Following the invasion of the Soviet Union and the realization that the war could continue for years, Hitler put great resources into the development of new and technologically advanced weaponry, in the belief that the production of ‘wonder weapons’ was the key to winning the war. Germany’s Secret Weapons of World War II explores this little-known aspect of the Nazi war machine to reveal the extent of German secret weapons development. Broken down by weapon types, the book includes reference tables, diagrams, colourful maps and charts and photographs, presenting all the core data in easy-to-follow formats.

Format: 285 x 213mm
Extent: 144pp
Word count: 50,000
Illustrations: 160 col & b/w photos & a/ws

Roger Ford

Roger Ford was the author of several books on military history and technology.

Roger Ford

Roger Ford was the author of several books on military history and technology.

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Germany's Secret Weapons of World War II: Jet aircraft, ballistic missiles and super tanks (Paperback)

The German Third Reich had one of the most technologically advanced and innovative weapons industries in World War II, with aircraft, tanks and bombs that could match and beat anything else in the world. What is less known is the extent of Germany's secret weapons development. Germany pioneered rocket and jet-propelled aircraft, the pilotless plane, long-range rocket technology and 'robot bombs', and the world's first super-heavy tanks. Many of these weapons had a real impact on the course of the war.
Following the invasion of the Soviet Union and the realization that the war could continue for years, Hitler put great resources into the development of new and technologically advanced weaponry, in the belief that the production of 'wonder weapons' was the key to winning the war. Germany's Secret Weapons of World War II explores this little-known aspect of the Nazi war machine to reveal the extent of German secret weapons' development. Broken down by weapon types, the book includes reference tables, diagrams, colourful maps and charts and photographs, presenting all the core data in easy-to-follow formats.
Germany's Secret Weapons of World War II is an essential reference guide for anyone interested in the history and make-up of Germany's weapons development.

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781838860714
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 264 x 208 mm


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German Secret Weapons of World War II : The Missiles, Rockets, Weapons, and New Technology of the Third Reich

Hitler’s regime was notorious for its many experiments and its various secret ploys, weapons, and technological developments. But typically, the term “secret German weapons” only turns up images of the V-1 and V-2 missiles that played a part in bombing London in 1944. But truth be told, there were many more unheard of weapons behind the Third Reich. Many of these weapons have been unknown to the general public.

Here, Ian V. Hogg, one of the world’s leading experts on weaponry, reveals the sheer magnitude of Hitler’s secret weapon projects, from the V-3 and the V-4 missiles, to the Schmetterling, to the German nuclear bomb, to the question of nuclear war and more. This detailed account of the myths surrounding secret German weapons examines the various fields the Germans concentrated on during their weapon development process and discusses difficulties that arrived in the process and how, in many cases, the ideas were exploited by other nations.

German Secret Weapons of the Second World War draws comparisons between similar Allied projects and narrates the deeper purpose behind many of these projects. Many of these developments were not completed before the end of the war, but have created a solid foundation for many of today’s great military developments.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


Published by The History Press Ltd, United Kingdom, Stroud (1999)

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About this Item: Paperback. Condition: Very Good. An in depth exploration of all new weapons developed by the scientists and engineers of the Third Reich, including rockets, jets, helicopters and surface-to-surface missles. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR003733967


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Community Reviews

The author, Ian Hogg, is well known in the firearm community as someone who does his research and knows his subjects well. He is frequently seen on various documentaries as a subject matter expert on the history of various weapons. He brings the same amount of historical research to the various weapons platforms that Germany was developing or researching in the 1930&aposs through the fall of the Third Reich. The book goes into detail on how some weapons, such as the better known V1 and V2 weapons we The author, Ian Hogg, is well known in the firearm community as someone who does his research and knows his subjects well. He is frequently seen on various documentaries as a subject matter expert on the history of various weapons. He brings the same amount of historical research to the various weapons platforms that Germany was developing or researching in the 1930's through the fall of the Third Reich. The book goes into detail on how some weapons, such as the better known V1 and V2 weapons were developed. He also writes about some of the lesser known weapons, such as the various other guided missiles that were researched and even tested, but ultimately either didn't make it to production or never even made it off the drawing board. It covers many weapon platforms, from missiles to ships, planes, artillery, and ammunition. While dry in some respects, and overly detailed to the point that details of the different versions of a platform kind of blur even as you read them, this is an excellent reference and as close to primary sources as most of us are going to get.

Another aspect that I really liked was that when applicable, the author gave the necessary background of the political and military realities that led to certain decisions made about the weapons and their development. He explains how the way that German weapons development system was run had a profound impact on which weapons were given priority, how seemingly successful systems were dropped from development early in favor of other systems. While I won't say that some of those weapons would have changed the outcome of WWII, they certainly could have extended it beyond 1945 had some of the weapons been deployed in sufficient numbers.

As with most books with diagrams and pictures, some of the diagrams were hard to read in the Kindle format, but were passable. If you have an interest in weapons development, specifically WWII weapons development, then this is a good book to have. . more


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