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(Daily Mail)   The Daily Mail would like to wish a happy 70th birthday to...the V2 rocket   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 63
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2012-10-02 08:07:21 AM
A story about nazi's in the daily fail? inconceivable!
 
2012-10-02 08:17:43 AM
lol wut?!
 
2012-10-02 08:37:28 AM
Found this tidbit I didn't know on the Wikipedia page.

After these deadly results, British intelligence leaked falsified information implying that the rockets were over-shooting their London target by 10 to 20 miles. This tactic worked and for the remainder of the war most landed in Kent due to erroneous recalibration.

Because fark you, Kent.
 
2012-10-02 08:49:02 AM
I'll just leave this here....

Link
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-02 09:05:11 AM
Sybarite

Churchill is also rumored to have sacrificed Coventry early in the war to protect intelligence sources.
 
2012-10-02 09:59:44 AM
Let's all give a hearty salute to that historical wonder of technological innovation.

*clicks heels*
*salute*
 
2012-10-02 10:16:39 AM

Sybarite: Because fark you, Kent.


Fark is on fire today. I haven't laughed at this website this much in months
 
2012-10-02 10:35:10 AM

Sybarite: Found this tidbit I didn't know on the Wikipedia page.

After these deadly results, British intelligence leaked falsified information implying that the rockets were over-shooting their London target by 10 to 20 miles. This tactic worked and for the remainder of the war most landed in Kent due to erroneous recalibration.

Because fark you, Kent.


www.shipulski.com

Biding his time.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-10-02 10:58:31 AM
Happy birthday V-2
Happy birthday V-2
Happy birthday ballistic missile
Happy birthday V-2
 
2012-10-02 11:49:15 AM
Hey, if not for Nazi rocket science, America would not have landed on the moon.

USA UBER ALLES.
 
2012-10-02 11:50:37 AM

some_beer_drinker: A story about nazi's in the daily fail? inconceivable!


the nazi's what? what possessions of the nazis are they talking about?

/grammar nazi
 
2012-10-02 11:51:16 AM
Asinine? What is asinine about the birth of modern rocketry?

Subby is asinine... assmitter.
 
2012-10-02 11:52:10 AM
Subby, you're a moron.
 
2012-10-02 11:52:24 AM

vpb: Happy birthday V-2
Happy birthday V-2
Happy birthday ballistic missile
Happy birthday V-2


New keyboard, etc.
 
2012-10-02 11:55:07 AM

r1niceboy: vpb: Happy birthday V-2
Happy birthday V-2
Happy birthday ballistic missile
Happy birthday V-2

New keyboard, etc.


how cum i didn't laugh
 
2012-10-02 11:55:51 AM

ZAZ: Sybarite

Churchill is also rumored to have sacrificed Coventry early in the war to protect intelligence sources.


Turns out there's no evidence to corroborate that story at all. The enigma decodes took so long it was always touch and go whether the information could be acted on in time. And for what it's worth, I simply cannot believe that Churchill would have come to that decision, given the choice. The loss of life, the loss of Coventry's manufacturing capability and the blow to morale would not have been worth it.
 
2012-10-02 11:57:17 AM
somewhere, Tyrone Slothrup is smiling.
 
2012-10-02 12:00:20 PM
Van Braun: he aimed for the stars but he kept hitting London.
 
2012-10-02 12:01:09 PM

Father_Jack: some_beer_drinker: A story about nazi's in the daily fail? inconceivable!

the nazi's what? what possessions of the nazis are they talking about?

/grammar nazi


Nazi should be capitalized.

/Super Grammar Nazi
 
2012-10-02 12:01:32 PM
It's been a prevalent notion. Fallen sparks. Fragments of vessels broken at the Creation. And someday, somehow, before the end, a gathering back to home. A messenger from the Kingdom, arriving at the last moment. But I tell you there is no such message, no such Home, only the millions of last moments ... no more. Our history is an aggregate of last moments.
 
2012-10-02 12:03:07 PM
Gather round while I sing you of Wernher von Braun,
A man whose allegiance
Is ruled by expedience.
Call him a Nazi, he won't even frown.
"Ha, Nazi Schmazi," says Wernher von Braun.

Don't say that he's hypocritical,
Say rather that he's apolitical.

"Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down?
That's not my department," says Wernher von Braun.

Some have harsh words for this man of renown,
But some think our attitude
Should be one of gratitude,
Like the widows and cripples in old London town
Who owe their large pensions to Wernher von Braun.

You too may be a big hero,
Once you've learned to count backwards to zero.
"In German oder English I know how to count down,
Und I'm learning Chinese," says Wernher von Braun.
 
2012-10-02 12:05:46 PM
well whatever happen to the damn V3 ?
 
2012-10-02 12:06:47 PM
(Slaps head)

Coulda had a V-8!
 
2012-10-02 12:10:14 PM
And they were built by Jewish slaves who would piss in the gyroscope assembly to corrode them.
 
2012-10-02 12:13:17 PM

Sybarite:

Because fark you, Kent.



i975.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-02 12:14:43 PM
Came here for "Zat's not my depaatment," leaving satisfied.

/十, 九, 八, 七, 六, 五, 四, 三, 二, 一.
//It's the pronunciation that's tricky.
 
2012-10-02 12:21:12 PM

othmar: well whatever happen to the damn V3 ?


It morphed into the Saturn V
 
2012-10-02 12:21:53 PM
My aunt would watch the V2s take off from Peenemünde with her family. They could see the contrails from miles away, and wondered what was happening.

Putting historical context aside, I got chills just listening to her tell the story of witnessing the birth of the space age with her own eyes.

Happy Birthday, V2. You don't look a day over 50.
 
2012-10-02 12:23:25 PM

Alonjar: Asinine? What is asinine about the birth of modern rocketry?

Subby is asinine... assmitter.


A fellow alum of mine, AKA "the father of modern rocketry" would like a word with that sentiment...

www.nmspacemuseum.org 

/not a Nazi
 
2012-10-02 12:26:54 PM

othmar: well whatever happen to the damn V3 ?


It was a BIG cannon built in Northern France that never became operational.

And Von Braun called his rocket the A4, not the V-2.
 
2012-10-02 12:30:56 PM

Alonjar: Asinine? What is asinine about the birth of modern rocketry?

Subby is asinine... assmitter.


qft
 
2012-10-02 12:31:48 PM

DjangoStonereaver: othmar: well whatever happen to the damn V3 ?

It was a BIG cannon built in Northern France that never became operational.

And Von Braun called his rocket the A4, not the V-2.


Then the it was called V2 because it was a wonder weapon?.
 
2012-10-02 12:33:02 PM
Good thing the Nazis never got the Vergeltungswaffe 3 operational, better known as the Hochdruckpumpe or Fleissiges Lieschen.
 
2012-10-02 12:35:08 PM
Always with the Nazis, this Daily Mail.

The V2 rattled the British citizenry worse than Blitz, which did more damage. You could fire anti-aircraft at German bombers, and you could even send hot-rodded fighters after V-1s (which did a little over 400 mph and were relatively easy to track on radar), which could shoot them or tip them at a field or something.

The V2 would plummet at four times the speed of sound from space at an 80 degree angle and would randomly level a block of flats with one tonne of high explosive.

There was no warning and no possible defence. Occasionally, the Allied would catch them on radar during the launch phase...but the rest was random carnage.

That's when the stiff upper lip started to tremble with PTSD, the P standing for "pre" in this case.

All that said, the V2 ate resources and labour Germany could have used on more practical wunderwaffen. It cost Germany significantly more than the atomic bomb project cost the U.S., for instance, and more people died making the things than were killed by its use, although that probably didn't trouble the Nazis overmuch. More to the point, it ate precious resources: using 30 tonnes of potatoes to cook the alcohol burnt in a single V2 launch in a country facing starvation should be a lesson to fans of corn-sourced ethanol.

Grow hemp, mein Fuhrer!
 
2012-10-02 12:36:21 PM
Nice image of a V2 being test-fired from CV-41 USS Midway in 1947.

images.suite101.com
 
2012-10-02 12:37:10 PM

Deep Contact: Hochdruckpumpe


I've got your Hochdruckpumpe right here, Fraulein.

/whips out nylons, Hershey bar.
 
2012-10-02 12:38:52 PM

Valiente: All that said, the V2 ate resources and labour Germany could have used on more practical wunderwaffen.!


Like UFOs?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-02 12:48:13 PM

CygnusDarius: Valiente: All that said, the V2 ate resources and labour Germany could have used on more practical wunderwaffen.!

Like UFOs?

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 600x600]


Jeez.

And I wonder why hack sci-fi writers keep coming back around to the "Nazis were space aliens / from the future" trope.
 
2012-10-02 12:48:50 PM
Probably not UFOs, no.

Avoiding a land war in Asia, yes.
 
2012-10-02 01:00:07 PM

salmacis: ZAZ: Sybarite

Churchill is also rumored to have sacrificed Coventry early in the war to protect intelligence sources.

Turns out there's no evidence to corroborate that story at all. The enigma decodes took so long it was always touch and go whether the information could be acted on in time. And for what it's worth, I simply cannot believe that Churchill would have come to that decision, given the choice. The loss of life, the loss of Coventry's manufacturing capability and the blow to morale would not have been worth it.


Not to mention that the Luftwaffe didn't send stuff like targeting information via Enigma. The Brits never heard something like "KG666 to bomb Coventry on the night of October 31st" because they didn't transmit that information like that, nor would there have been a reason to.

Now, the Brits did read Luftwaffe Enigma signals pretty much through the entire war, but it was mostly administrative stuff, the humdrum information that allows you to build up an accurate picture of your foe, where he is, what he has, etc. The kind of stuff that isn't necessarily flashy, but helps you in your planning.
 
2012-10-02 01:02:32 PM

some_beer_drinker: A story about nazi's in the daily fail? inconceivable!


It's either about Nazis, which thing will give us cancer next, which minority group will kill us next or which minority group will kill us with cancer.
 
2012-10-02 01:03:51 PM

Valiente: Probably not UFOs, no.

Avoiding a land war in Asia, yes.


Or Russia, especially in winter.
 
2012-10-02 01:05:58 PM
For anyone interested, the Science channel is currently airing an episode of Moon Machines which focus on the rockets. They're currently talking about the V-2, although the main subject is the Saturn V. It just started, will be on for an hour.
 
2012-10-02 01:06:22 PM

dv-ous: CygnusDarius: Valiente: All that said, the V2 ate resources and labour Germany could have used on more practical wunderwaffen.!

Like UFOs?

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 600x600]

Jeez.

And I wonder why hack sci-fi writers keep coming back around to the "Nazis were space aliens / from the future" trope.


Because they're the easiest villains to hate.

Honestly, I used to eat all this up when I was a teenager. I did believe that UFOs were real, but they were not aliens, but experimental weapons by the US (and former Soviet Russia), but started running away from all that when all the authors began, little by little, to suggest it was lizard people (and therefore, Jews).
 
2012-10-02 01:07:33 PM

CygnusDarius: DjangoStonereaver: othmar: well whatever happen to the damn V3 ?

It was a BIG cannon built in Northern France that never became operational.

And Von Braun called his rocket the A4, not the V-2.

Then the it was called V2 because it was a wonder weapon?.


Hitler was all about weird terror-inducing weaponry and tactics, and as the war started to go south he
had the idea that if they focussed on such things, rather than basic hardware, they would be able to
spook the Allies. Von Braun's rockets filled the bill nicely, and as someone above pointed out, the
V-2 certainly did spook the Brits to the point where they seriously considered evacuating London if
they couldn't find and destroy the V-2 launch sites.
 
2012-10-02 01:11:52 PM
Van Braun: he aimed for the stars but he kept hitting London.

When Von Braun was working for NASA, he had already published a book called "I Aim for the Moon"

The NASA folk who didn't like the idea of a Nazi running the moon program would call the book
"I Aim for the Moon, but Sometimes I Miss and Hit London"
 
2012-10-02 01:19:59 PM
ASININE tag because subby thinks history is unimportant?
 
2012-10-02 01:27:23 PM
This isn't the real story. The real story is the Ukranian anime girl from Florida linked on the page.

What the actual fark?!
 
2012-10-02 01:29:12 PM

Prince George: ASININE tag because subby thinks history is unimportant?


No, ASININE because the A-9 was in the planning stages. If you remove the Spanish word for "Yes", you are left with A-NINE, which of course refers the missile the Nazis planned to bomb North America with. Why take out SI? Because only idiots who are afraid of math use the Metric system.
 
2012-10-02 01:34:42 PM
If it wasn't for the V-2, Neil Armstrong would not have been a hero. Curiosity would not be roaming the surface of Mars. Voyager would not be cruising interstellar space.

Subby fails miserably.
 
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