Karl Heidenreich wrote:.. An Abrams look like more to a TIger than a Sherman.
Depends on how you look at it. Certainly there's little or no technology that even evolved from a Tiger in an M1.
And has anyone here heard the name Von Braun? Since he died the US was never able to design a rocket as powerfull as the Saturn V, put a man on the moon or, as today, been able to put a man in orbit if not using a russian 1960's capsule and rocket.
You mean the man who helped Goddard's widow win her patent claims vs the US government?
Then there's the fact that the US did indeed put men in orbit after Von Braun's death seems there was this thing called the Space Shuttle. Of course you also have this problem with understanding the diffence between being able to do something and actually doing it.
Something is also true: if it;s flying stars and stripes you know for certain that it is more expensive and with a lot of hours of maintenance (the same "flaws" that US armed forces fans find in German WWII equipment).
Or not. Of course the flaw in the German equipment was not only that it required all that maintenance but that they didn't have a system set up to do it. As for cost again if they could have affored enough it wouldn't have been too much but they couldn't could they? Where the US seems quite capable of it at this point in time. I also suspect that an M1 requires considerably less maintenance than a Tiger especially when you look at their performance in ODS but you wouldn't be interested in that would you?
Karl Heidenreich wrote:Now if only they could make you a movie where one of those unsinkable German BBs actually stayed afloat eh?
No need. There is already a british made movie in which the lone German ship stands against the might of practically all the Royal Navy Atlantic forces and that is why is the most famous battleship in History.
Which movie would that be? You sure it's not some fanfic you read somewhere on the next. Certainly it's not a historical film.