Originally posted by Taranov Sure, we copy JUMO-004 and BMW-003 engines (RD-10 and RD-15, i think). But german jet engines suck - only 10 hours of work. VK-1 - licenzed copy of Rolls-Royce jet engine.:frog: Soviet copy of Me-262 - totaly boolshit. Su-9 looks like Me-262, but it's a different plane. USA, France and UK also use german technologies. Do you know, for example, who is a Verner fon Braun, father of US Airspace program?;)
The Alekseyev bureau made 3 aircraft, all 3 were just slightly modified copies of the Me-262. So much so that Yakovlev complained and Stalin ordered that they be disolved.
It's not ony copying though, any chance the Russians had, they stole German technology, particularly aircraft. Many FW-190s were taken as the Russians (mainly with US/Uk and German technology and weapons I might add) advanced, and as they were captured they were immediately painted with a star and used against the Germans :rolleyes:
The best tank is the Stug IV
Originally posted by Federiker aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! The best tank is the Stug IV
Aaaaaaaaaaaaah a fellow stug lover :D
Originally posted by Coolguy Aaaaaaaaaaaaah a fellow stug lover :D
Who wouldn't love it?
It's not tank but more of an infantry break thourgh vehicle.
Its great if you're against infantry or lighter tanks but its the last thing I'd wanna be in when the heavies come rolling in. :eek:
Originally posted by [BlitzJ]Fenrir Its great if you're against infantry or lighter tanks but its the last thing I'd wanna be in when the heavies come rolling in. :eek:
Why? It gun was able to defeat all but the heavyest tanks, and when in defence I'd rather be in a low profile Stug. then in a big bulky panther :uhoh:
I would suppose infantry would pose more of a threat considering it has no turret and no inner machine guns. Unless of course that outer machine is remote controlled (ala late german tanks).