Winston Churchill’s doctors warned him that a man of his age and fitness shouldn’t be flying at high altitudes, so scientists had a specialized pressure chamber built for when Churchill might have to fly at high altitudes back and forth across the Atlantic.
In these rarely seen color photos of Hitler’s office in Berlin, his apartment in Berlin and his Bavarian retreat, the Fuhrer had some expensive tastes. Not that you would expect anything less from someone who murdered millions to try and rule all of Europe.
In the early days of military airplanes, attacks were limited to dropping bricks or shooting pistols out of the cockpit, since you couldn’t exactly risk tearing up your propellors by mounting guns in their way. But as a solution, this 11.8-liter WWI-era Hispano-Suiza engine has a 37mm cannon mounted directly between its cylinder banks.
Whether you’re in a state with a large Jewish population or not, naming your roller coster “Zyklon” is in pretty poor taste
A roller coaster at this year’s Broward County Fair in Florida is managing to piss a whole lot of people off. Because if you’re going to name your roller coaster something you think sounds cool, giving it a name similar to poison gas that was used to exterminate hundreds of thousands of Jews during WWII probably isn’t the smartest idea.
The official record of events is that Hitler blew his brains out in his bunker rather than get captured by Allied forces. But the unofficial, conspiratorial version of events is that Hitler survived WWII, was sneaked out of Europe and retired peacefully and in secret in a home in Argentina. And now the possible last residence of Hitler could be yours.
During WWII, with the very real possibility of a steel shortage, British inventor Geoffrey Pyke proposed something so crazy it might have worked— build aircraft carriers out of ice. Or more specifically, “Pykrete”, a combination of ice and sawdust.
In the fog of war, opposing sides come up with all sorts of strange and interesting plans to try and gain an advantage over the other. And for the Allies, one of those plans involved slipping estrogen into Hitler’s food over a long enough period of time to change his mood, and as an added bonus.. if it gave him boobies, that would have been hilarious as well.