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  1. Ian B says:

    I am looking forward to this sooooooo much.

  2. Michael says:

    ah “The Reich Stuff” Nazis in space!

  3. Nelsontouch says:

    Best place for them, I guess.

  4. CountingCats says:

    NAZIs, Moon bases, space invaders, cheesy acting, a 1940′s vision of the future.

    What’s not to love?

  5. Sok Draw says:

    blood, soil, er…aliens))))

  6. NickM says:

    There is a website Luft46 – I think that is all about how cool German aerospace tech was. I beg to disagree – it was desperate cool. The myth crystallises around the Me 262. If only Hitler hadn’t insisted it be developed as a fighter-bomber… Well, it couldn’t climb for toffee. Hitler was right. I have been planning a post on the Me 262 for some time (“The most over-rated aircraft of all time”). Put it simply. If I had been a fly-boy in 1944-45 I wouldn’t have traded my Hawker Tempest or NAA Mustang for one. Why did the Germans go all jet and rocket? They were on their uppers. A 1500hp+ piston engine requires high-grade petroleum. We had that. They didn’t. You can run a jet engine on anything more sophisticated than wood chippings (the V-1 flew on coal dust). Another strategic resource not mentioned is lube. We had shark-liver oil. The Krauts didn’t.

    And finally… The engines (centrifugal – not axial – turbojets) were built of iron because they didn’t have the chrome alloys and had a 10-hour life. The Me 262 did achieve slightly higher than a 1:1 kill ratio but they were only supplied to the elite squadrons of the Luftwaffe. At the same time the USAAF and RAF were bagging at 12:1.

  7. Tim Newman says:

    All good movies need Nazis as the baddies.

  8. dfwmtx says:

    Being an alt-history fan myself, I’m waiting anxiously (and impatiently) for this. I’m curious to see where they go with the Nazi flying saucers mythos. I’ve been diving into the deep end of it myself while writing my own fiction, and some of the stuff they come up with drives me up the walls.

    I don’t know about the rest of the world but in the US, the Nazis and the Confederacy are the two baddies which refuse to die in out alternate history fiction.

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