Secret Weapons and World War II

Secret Weapons and World War II

While previous writers have focused primarily on strategic, military, and intelligence factors, Walter Grunden underscores the dramatic scientific and technological disparities that left Japan vunerable and ultimately led to its defeat in ...

Author: Walter E. Grunden

Publisher: Modern War Studies (Hardcover)

ISBN: UOM:39015060866350

Category: History

Page: 335

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While previous writers have focused primarily on strategic, military, and intelligence factors, Walter Grunden underscores the dramatic scientific and technological disparities that left Japan vunerable and ultimately led to its defeat in World War II.
Categories: History

Germany s Secret Weapons in World War II

Germany s Secret Weapons in World War II

Superbly illustrated with full-color drawings and specially commissioned cutaways, this study provides a wealth of information on all of Germany's secret weapons programs during World War II, offering an in-depth look at Germany's successes ...

Author: Roger Ford

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0760308470

Category: History

Page: 144

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During the course of war, man's ingenuity invariably results in the development of new tools of destruction. At no time and place in history has this been more true than World War II Germany, when scientists and engineers of the Third Reich mounted a campaign intended to change the face of warfare forever. Superbly illustrated with full-color drawings and specially commissioned cutaways, this study provides a wealth of information on all of Germany's secret weapons programs during World War II, offering an in-depth look at Germany's successes and failures with rocketry and jets, helicopters, submarines and torpedoes, armored fighting vehicles, artillery, anti-tank armaments, and surface-to-surface missiles. Each piece of artwork is accompanied by a comprehensive specification table.
Categories: History

Germany s Secret Weapons of World War II

Germany s Secret Weapons of World War II

Broken down by weapon types, the book includes reference tables, diagrams, maps, charts, and photographs, presenting all the core data in easy-to-follow formats.

Author: Roger Ford

Publisher: Amber Books

ISBN: 183886072X

Category:

Page: 224

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Broken down by weapon types, the book includes reference tables, diagrams, colorful maps, charts and photographs, presenting all the core data in easy-to-follow formats.
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Secret Weapons of World War II

Secret Weapons of World War II

In this ingenious volume, victory or defeat in the twentieth century's climactic conflict depended on the secret war of wits that occurred between the scientists, mathematicians, and codebreakers on each side.

Author: William Breuer

Publisher: Castle Books

ISBN: 0785819525

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 755

In this ingenious volume, victory or defeat in the twentieth century's climactic conflict depended on the secret war of wits that occurred between the scientists, mathematicians, and codebreakers on each side. This is a fascinating look at the behind the scenes duel to develop the winning weapons of World War II. This book is ideal for any historian, war buff, or fan of technology. Here are the extraordinary tales behind the brilliant weapons and technological wizardry that determined the outcome of the war. From radar, huff-duff (high frequency direction finding), invisible radio beams, and “Perfectos” to secret codes, electronic guidance systems, homing devices, and submarine detection equipment, Breuer deftly expose the gargantuan efforts employed by both adversaries and the fascinating details of the high-stakes warfare waged behind the well-known scenes of combat.
Categories: History

Secret Weapons of World War II

Secret Weapons of World War II

Presents a history of the revolutionary weapons developed during World War II by both Axis and Allied powers, including the atomic bomb, code deciphering machines, secret languages, supertanks, and British meteors.

Author: Bill Yenne

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 0425189929

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 219

Presents a history of the revolutionary weapons developed during World War II by both Axis and Allied powers, including the atomic bomb, code deciphering machines, secret languages, supertanks, and British meteors.
Categories: History

German Secret Weapons of World War II

German Secret Weapons of World War II

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 ...

Author: Ian V. Hogg

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781510703681

Category: History

Page: 224

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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.
Categories: History

Secret Weapons of World War II

Secret Weapons of World War II

"This was a secret war, whose battles were lost or won unknown to the public ... No such warfare had ever been waged by mortal men."SIR WINSTON CHURCHILLThe Second World War, Vol. II

Author: Gerald Pawle

Publisher:

ISBN: 1974686108

Category:

Page: 192

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"This was a secret war, whose battles were lost or won unknown to the public ... No such warfare had ever been waged by mortal men."SIR WINSTON CHURCHILLThe Second World War, Vol. II
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The Deadly Fuze

The Deadly Fuze

Beskriver udviklingen i USA af radiobrandrøret (Proximity Fuze) under 2. verdenskrig. Tyskerne og Japanerne havde under krigen tilsyneladende intet kendskab til dette hemmelige våben, der i høj grad øgede granaters træfsikkerhed.

Author: Ralph Belknap Baldwin

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034386610

Category: Artillery

Page: 332

View: 322

Beskriver udviklingen i USA af radiobrandrøret (Proximity Fuze) under 2. verdenskrig. Tyskerne og Japanerne havde under krigen tilsyneladende intet kendskab til dette hemmelige våben, der i høj grad øgede granaters træfsikkerhed.
Categories: Artillery

Bat Bomb

Bat Bomb

Told here by the youngest member of the team, this is the story of the bat bomb project, or Project X-Ray, as it was officially known.

Author: Jack Couffer

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292773226

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 459

It was a crazy way to win World War II in the Pacific— All the United States had to do was to attach small incendiary bombs to millions of bats and release them over Japan's major cities. As the bats went to roost, a million fires would flare up in remote crannies of the wood and paper buildings common throughout Japan. When their cities were reduced to ashes, the Japanese would surely capitulate... The plan made sense to a handful of eccentric promoters and researchers, who convinced top military brass and even President Roosevelt to back the scheme. It might have worked, except that another secret weapon—something to do with atoms—was chosen to end the war. Told here by the youngest member of the team, this is the story of the bat bomb project, or Project X-Ray, as it was officially known. In scenes worthy of a Capra or Hawks comedy, Jack Couffer recounts the unorthodox experiments carried out in the secrecy of Bandera, Texas; Carlsbad, New Mexico; and El Centro, California, in 1942-1943 by "Doc" Adams' private army. This oddball cast of characters included an eccentric inventor, a distinguished Harvard scientist, a biologist with a chip on his shoulder, a movie star, a Texas guano collector, a crusty Marine Corps colonel, a Maine lobster fisherman, an ex-mobster, and a tiger. Not to be defeated by minor logistical hurdles, the bat bomb researchers risked life and limb to explore uncharted bat caves and "recruit" thousands of bats to serve their country. Through months of personality conflicts, military snafus, and technical failures the team pressed on, certain that bats could end the war with Japan. And they might have—in their first airborne test, the bat bombers burned an entire brand-new military airfield to the ground. For everyone who relishes true tales of action and adventure, Bat Bomb is a must-read. Bat enthusiasts will also discover the beginnings of the scientific study of bats.
Categories: History

World War II 1939 1945

World War II  1939 1945

( h ) Secret Weapons Gander , T. J. FIELD ROCKET EQUIPMENT OF THE
GERMAN ARMY , 1939-1945 . London : Almark Publishing Co. , 1972. 71 p .
UF880G36 . Hogg , I. v . GERMAN SECRET WEAPONS OF WORLD WAR II .
New York ...

Author: László M. Alfőldi

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210023606427

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 196

View: 322

Categories: World War, 1939-1945

The Era of World War II

The Era of World War II

n.p. , Hogg , I. V. GERMAN SECRET WEAPONS OF WORLD WAR II . . Publishing
, 1970 . UF525G3H6 . New York : Arco 80 p . Homze , Edward L. Edward L.
ARMING THE LUFTWAFFE : THE REICH AIR MINISTRY AND THE GERMAN ...

Author: Louise A. Arnold-Friend

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210023606435

Category: Government publications

Page: 299

View: 711

Categories: Government publications

Hitler s Suppressed and Still Secret Weapons Science and Technology

Hitler s Suppressed and Still Secret Weapons  Science and Technology

Here are official, previously-suppressed reports of cold bombs, the red mercury bomb, oxygen bombs, fuel-air bombs, atomic bombs and rumors of the mysterious molecular bomb.

Author: Henry Stevens

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 1931882738

Category: History

Page: 335

View: 172

What spooked the Allies in the closing months of the war? Why they were in such a panic to win quickly? Because they knew the Nazis were developing supermetals, electric guns, lasers, and ray weapons. Here are official, previously-suppressed reports of cold bombs, the red mercury bomb, oxygen bombs, fuel-air bombs, atomic bombs and rumors of the mysterious molecular bomb. The SS black alchemists delivered large mystery rockets with technology far beyond the V-2. They also invented the computer, magnetic tape and computer programs, refined crude oil using sound waves or produced gasoline for 11 cents per gallon as well as the synthetic penicillin substitute, 3065. Includes German experiments in time, sustained fusion reactions, zero point energy and travel in deep space.
Categories: History

Hitler s Secret Weapons of Mass Destruction

Hitler s Secret Weapons of Mass Destruction

This book describes the Nazis' secret plans to produce weapons of mass destruction, and shows how they almost succeeded in defeating the Allies in World War II.

Author: Michael FitzGerald

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781789502640

Category: History

Page:

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As the Nazi advance across Europe stalled, Adolf Hitler repeatedly told his military advisers and inner circle that Germany possessed Wunderwaffen - miracle weapons - that would turn the tide and bring the Germans ultimate victory. But was he simply boasting out of desperation, or were the 'miracle weapons' real? Ideas that other governments considered too outrageous were funded by the Third Reich. At this time, German scientists and engineers led the world in the fields of aviation research, rocketry, and the quest for alternative sources of energy. They even came perilously close to beating the British and Americans in the search to build the first atomic bomb. This book describes the Nazis' secret plans to produce weapons of mass destruction, and shows how they almost succeeded in defeating the Allies in World War II.
Categories: History

German Secret Weapons of the Second World War

German Secret Weapons of the Second World War

Covers not only secret weapons, but the whole range of German armaments from the automatic rifle to research on atomic fission. Photographs.

Author: Rudolf Lusar

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:59065408

Category: Arms transfers

Page: 264

View: 503

Covers not only secret weapons, but the whole range of German armaments from the automatic rifle to research on atomic fission. Photographs.
Categories: Arms transfers

World War II A Student Encyclopedia 5 volumes

World War II  A Student Encyclopedia  5 volumes

Bat Bomb: World War II's Other Secret Weapon.Austin: University of Texas Press,
1992. Downey, Fairfax D. Dogs for Defense. New York: Dogs for Defense, Inc.,
1955. Essin, Emmett M. Shavetails and Bell Sharps: The History of the U.S. Army
 ...

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851098583

Category: History

Page: 1795

View: 505

Designed with the more visual needs of today's student in mind, this landmark encyclopedia covers the entire scope of the Second World War, from its earliest roots to its continuing impact on global politics and human society. Over 1,000 illustrations, maps, and primary source materials enhance the text and make history come alive for students and faculty alike. ABC-CLIO's World War II: A Student Encyclopedia captures the monumental sweep of the "Big One" with accessible scholarship, a student-friendly, image-rich design, and a variety of tools specifically crafted for the novice researcher. For teachers and curriculum specialists, it is a thoroughly contemporary and authoritative work with everything they need to enrich their syllabi and meet state and national standards. Ranging from the conflict's historic origins to VJ Day and beyond, it brings all aspects of the war vividly to life—its origins in the rubble of World War I, its inevitable outbreak, its succession of tumultuous battles and unforgettable personalities. Students will understand what the war meant to the leaders, the soldiers, and everyday families on home fronts around the world. Featured essays look at Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust, the atomic bomb, and other crucial events, as well as fascinating topics such as signals intelligence and the role of women in war. A separate primary source volume provides essential source material for homework, test preparation or special projects. With a wealth of new information and new ideas about the war's causes, course, and consequences, World War II will be the first place students turn for the who, what, when, where, and—more importantly—the why, behind this historic conflict. 950 A–Z entries, including lengthy biographies of individuals, studies of battles, details of weapons systems, and analyses of wartime conferences—all of the topics students look for, and teachers and educators need to have for their classes Over 270 contributors, including an unprecedented number of non-U.S. authorities, many from Japan and China, giving students a truly global understanding of the war An inviting design incorporating 600 photographs, including contemporaneous images of individuals, scenes from the front lines, posters, and weapon technologies A separate primary source volume offering a wide array of materials ranging from official documents to personal correspondence An early section of 70 detailed geopolitical and military maps, show students the basic sweep of the war
Categories: History

America s Secret Weapon

America s Secret Weapon

A story based on the important role the Navajo Code Talkers played in the Pacific during WW II.

Author: Ann Stalcup

Publisher:

ISBN: 1632931761

Category: History

Page: 60

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"A story based on the important role the Navajo Code Talkers played in the Pacific during WWII."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: History

Hitler s Secret Weapons 1933 1945

Hitler s Secret Weapons  1933 1945

Broken down by weapon types, the book includes exhaustive reference tables, diagrams, colorful maps and charts, presenting all the core data in easy-to-follow formats.

Author: David Porter

Publisher:

ISBN: 190662674X

Category: Germany

Page: 192

View: 315

Warfare & defence.
Categories: Germany

United States Army in World War II Special studies

United States Army in World War II   Special studies

ETO_CROSSBOW - operations against German 6 December secret weapon
sites — is given top priority for Allied U.S. - On the basis of Adm Mountbatten's
estitactical air forces . mate to CCS that no major amphibious operations can be ...

Author: United States. Dept. of the Army. Office of Military History

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158006008675

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page:

View: 556

Categories: World War, 1939-1945

World War II

World War II

This book covers the two alliances that waged the war and the countries that formed them, and the dark secrets and conspiracy theories that surround the timeline.

Author: Ryan Jenkins

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1500939692

Category: History

Page: 24

View: 819

World War II was one of the bloodiest wars this world has seen in its history. The atrocities and acts of war that were committed set off shockwaves that are still felt today, even after decades have come and gone. This book covers the two alliances that waged the war and the countries that formed them, and the dark secrets and conspiracy theories that surround the timeline. You will also get a look at the weaponry that was used in the war, as well as the inhumane acts & experiments conducted by both sides. This is a perfect book for the history enthusiast, or even those with a passing interest in one of the most impactful times in world history. Here's a Preview of What You Will Learn * The Allied and Axis powers and their countries * Weaponry and technology used in the word * The Secrets of WWII * Horrible atrocities committed during the war * Conspiracy theories
Categories: History