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> Hitler's Atomic Bomb, BUUUUMMM!
Curioso
Posted: March 22, 2005 11:14 am
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QUOTE (Florin @ Mar 19 2005, 08:08 PM)
Something I don't understand:
Considering how desperate was the military situation of Germany in the spring of 1945, why they wasted the chance given by this test?


Because having a few tons of non-enriched uranium ore does not equate with having a functioning nuclear bomb.

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Posted: April 08, 2005 07:51 am
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http://www.guntruck.com/DavyCrockett.html

HERE a link to Davy CrocketT Nuclear Projectile. :) a little bit late.
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Posted: June 01, 2005 08:24 pm
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Posted: June 01, 2005 08:28 pm
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The original article in Physics World: New light on Hitler's bomb
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Posted: June 01, 2005 09:56 pm
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Why Hitler stoped the nucler program in the middle of the war will remain a mystery.
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Posted: June 02, 2005 04:30 am
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maybe he realised how much of a destruction that would entail...


:lol:

or maybe he did not posess the capabilities , I.E. - einstein, oppenheimer,...
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cipiamon
Posted: June 02, 2005 07:48 am
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:roll:
I heard Hitler engeniers needed about only 10% from the capital the allied invested in the developing the nuclear bomb.

After all, his weppons were far more better :P

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Posted: June 02, 2005 11:13 am
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Hi Guys,

The German authorities weren't really aware of the potential of an atomic bomb until late 1941 when General Fromm, who, amongst other things, had responsibility for weapons development, was informed. He told the new armaments minister, Albert Speer, in early 1942. In the spring of 1942 they offered to put the necessary material and manpower resources behind the development of nuclear weapons. However, the German nuclear scientific community (much reduced by the forced exile of its many pre-war Jewish scientists) was too small to make rapid progress. As it would apparently take years longer to develop an atom bomb than the war was likely to last (or Germany could hold out) the project was dropped as a priority project in mid 1942 as of no immediate use.

When the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945, many of the leading German nuclear scientists were in Anglo-American custody in England. Their room had microphones planted to listen in on and record their conversation. When they heard that the Americans had dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima, they were astounded, because they did not think it possible that even with their greater industrial power it was possible for the Americans to have any operational as early as 1945.

I would treat this new book suggesting that the Germans were well advanced in producing nuclear weapons by 1945 with extreme scepticism until other researchers have checked out its sources.

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Posted: December 30, 2008 11:02 am
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Sure Sid and those same hidden microphones picked up Diebner and Heisenberg talking about the probability of hidden microphones listening to their conversations before the bombing of Hiroshima, after which Heisenberg hammed it up by pretending he did not understand about nuclear warheads and wasn't really a Nazi supporter.

Trouble is his wartime letters to Niels Bohr published after the war make out that heisenberg was a liar at Farm Hall and during the war had been an ardent Nazi seeking to develop an A-bomb.

When you write that the Nazis lacked brilliant nuclear scientists then you've obviously never heard of Kurt Deibner (calculated warhead's critical mass for a Uranium A-bomb), Paul Harteck (developed uranium centrifuges), Erich Bagge (invented the Uranium centrifuge in 1942), Max von Laue, Paul von Weisecker, Max von Ardenne, Fritz Houtermanns (invented the plutonium A-bomb), Prof Adam Schintlemeister, Walther Gerlach and others ?

The British penetrated the Nazi nuclear projects through Operation Stockholm and were able to bomb every nuclear laboratory the Germans created.

By the time Diebner's HWA project was taken over by the SS in July 1944 it was already too late even though a massive centrifuge complex was built underground in Czechoslovakia. The nazis knew how to enrich uranium to make bombs. they simply ran out of time.

Dornberger was overheard at an internment camp describing how he and Werner von Braun visited Lisbon for secret talks about the surrender of Germany's scientists to the Americans. Those talks evolved into secret surrender negotiations with the SS later named Operation Sunrise.

Hitler never abandoned his dream of using nuclear weapons and is even recorded by Dornberger after the war interned at CSDIC camp 11 referring to the use of nuclear warheads on the V-2 rocket.

Karlsch may have drawn some wrong conclusions but he has made a magnificent contribution to expanding our overall knowledge. Something which would not arise with a more cautious conservative approach.

It takes a bit of courage to try out new theories and research them. Thank you herr Karlsch.

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