Item Description

WORLD WAR 2

DOCUMENTARY DVD

AWESOME FIREPOWER

GERMAN SUPER WEAPONS

V1 BUZZ BOMB AND V2 ROCKET

THE MESSERSCHMITT 262 

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PANZER HEAVY TIGER 1

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TIGER 2  TANKS

THIS COMPLETE DOCUMENTARY USES RARE AND EXCLUSIVE WORLD WAR 2 FOOTAGE THAT COVERS DETAILED FILMS OF THESE AMAZING GERMAN SUPER WEAPONS IN ACTION......NARRATED IN DETAIL.

Relying heavily on authentic World War II-era combat footage, this educational program outlines the creation and use of the powerful Tiger tank, also known as the Panzer VI, one of the most powerful and recognizable symbols of Nazi military power. In addition to showing the Tiger in action, archival film captures the use of the Ferdinand/Elefant on the Eastern Front as well as the Sturmtiger in action during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.
Turning its attention to the skies, this documentary also explores the design and creation of revolutionary new German weaponry used during the air battles of World War II. Segments focus on the Messerschmitt Me-262 fighter, the V-1 Flying Bomb warhead and the more advanced V-2 Rocket of the Nazi Luftwaffe.
The King Tiger’s 88mm main gun has a muzzle velocity of 1000m per second when firing armor piercing rounds. It was highly accurate and able to penetrate 150mm of armor at distances exceeding 2200m. Since the flight time of an armor piercing round at a range of 2200m is about 2.2 seconds or less, accuracy and correction of fire against moving targets is more important than with older anti tank guns. This made this heavy predator ideally suited to open terrain where it could engage enemy tanks at long range before the opponent’s weapons were even in range.

The V-1 (also known as a flying bomb, buzz bomb or doodlebug) was a pilotless monoplane that was powered by a pulse-jet motor and carried a one ton AMATOL WARHEAD. They were launched from a fixed ramp and travelled at about 350mph and 4,000ft and had a range of 150 miles (240km). It was 8 metres (25 feet) long and had a wingspan of about 5.5 metres (20 feet).

The V-2 had an operational range of about 300 kilometers (200 miles) carrying a 1000 kg (2000 lb) warhead. The V-2 was propelled by a mixture of alcohol (ethanol) and water, combined with liquid oxygen. The turbo fuel pumps were propelled by hydrogen peroxide. The water-alcohol mixture was kept in a tank of aluminium to save weight, which put a high pressure on German war economy, as this metal was rare and valuable.

  One of the most remarkable advancements made by the German military in World War II was the production of turbine-jet aircraft. The most famous of these was the Messerschmitt Me 262, developed beginning in 1938 and fielded in 1944. A special production facility was started in 1944, for quicker assembly line manufacture. Due to the setup at the main Messerschmitt factories, fast assembly line production was not possible, and these sites were vulnerable to Allied bombing. Accordingly, a company called Flugzeugwerke Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring (REIMAHG for short) was formed as a subsidiary of the Gustloff Nazi industrial complex. REIMAHG eventually became concerned only with the Me 262, and its main production facility was located in an old porcelain sand mine in the Walpersberg Hill near Kahla (south of Jena) --   Codename "Lachs" ("Salmon").
110 MINUTES