If Japan hadn't attacked the USA then Germany and Japan could have easily won, simple as that. Look at the state of america's weapons at that point, our "premier" fighter was the Buffalo, our "tanks" were M2A4s, most of our ships were WWI vintage, and the American populace was by a pretty large margin isolationist.
Incorrect. The US population was Non-Interventionist, not Isolationist. There is a difference. The USSR was an isolationist country. North Korea is an isolationist country. The 1940 US was a non-interventionist country. Given the results of an "interventionist" US screwing around in Iraq and Afghanistan for the last decade, the position of people back then is hardly unreasonable.
The US premiere fighter in 1940 was the P-40 Warhawk. A design so good that it was built right up through the end of 1944. One a Zero was captured intact and evaluated by the US
The US premiere bomber was the B-17 Flying Fortress which was better than anything the Germans and Japanese ever fielded.
US small arms were ahead of German small arms. The US had the M1 Garand rifle. The MG-34 and 42 may have been superior to the M1919 in some ways, those did not offset the superiority of the M1 Garand. Japanese Small arms were, at best, functional. At worst they were hopelessly obsolete. All the tanks they fielded were obsolete by western standards.
As for German Tanks, most of what THEY had at the time were Panzer 1s and 2s. The limited number of Panzer 3 tanks had 37mm guns.
Of course most of the ships were WW1 vintage. The Washington Naval Treaty and London Naval Treaty basically stopped all new large ship construction until the mid/late 1930s.
It is quite possible their lead in tech would have been so great by the time the USA felt threatened it would have been too late.
Except that lead is grossly overstated.
The Axis powers were always years behind in radar technology to the US and UK.
In jet technology the Axis and Allies were actually pretty even. The only reason the Me 262 and other jets saw production was because the Germans were desperate. The technology was nowhere close to being ready at that point to replace piston fighters.
In electronics, the US/UK had a substantial lead. To the point where they were putting radar fuses into their AA shells. German efforts never went beyond the prototype stage.
In Fire Control Systems, the Japanese systems were poor even by WW1 standards. US Destroyers had better fire control than the best Japanese Battleships, like the IJN Yamato.
German Optical Fire Control was comparable to US and UK systems, but radar fire control was inferior to US systems.
The M4 Sherman came standard with a vertical stabilizer for the main gun, something German tanks never had.
US Mass production was MASSIVELY superior to German production methods, which had stagnated under the Nazi economic controls and regulations.
US casting technology was superior to anything the Germans had. German tanks were of welded construction, an extremely labor intensive process. US factories used much cheaper casting technology that the Germans did not have, using welded hulls only because casting capacity had been maxed out.
About the only thing they had a significant lead on the rest of the world was rocket technology. Only problem was that metallurgy technology of the mid-1940s was not where it needed to be for the rockets, and jet engines for that matter, that Hitler wanted.
Nazi technological superiority is mostly a product of the History Channel.
HTML5 is better. Primarily one for one reason alone... Malware can't hide in the file.
Nope, already been proven to be possible.
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It’s disturbingly classist and elitist for gay men to think they can love their children unreservedly after treating their surrogate mother like an incubator, or for lesbians to think they can love their children unconditionally after treating their sperm-donor father like a tube of toothpaste.
It’s also racist and condescending for same-sex couples to think they can strong-arm adoption centers into giving them orphans by wielding financial or political clout. An orphan in Asia or in an American inner city has been entrusted to adoption authorities to make the best decision for the child’s life, not to meet a market demand for same-sex couples wanting children. Whatever trauma caused them to be orphans shouldn’t be compounded with the stress of being adopted into a same-sex partnership.
Lastly, it’s harmful to everyone if gay men and lesbians in mixed-orientation marriages with children file for divorce so they can enter same-sex couplings and raise their children with a new homosexual partner while kicking aside the other biological parent. Kids generally want their mom and dad to stop fighting, put aside their differences, and stay together, even if one of them is gay.
Go read the briefs submitted, by Mr. Lopez and the other children of gay parents who are critical of gay marriage, to the supreme court.
Even better, why don't you go read Mr. Lopez's blog and see what people raised by gay parents really think (At least those brave enough to speak out about it.) http://englishmanif.blogspot.c...
Also go check out "Ask the Bigot" who was likewise raised by gay parents and who is against gay marriage. http://askthebigot.com/
Suffice to say, your bigoted support for a culture of child sacrifice on the altar of "equality" will not last. You and I will grow old and eventually die. The special interest money will move elsewhere, and the children raised under the system you are creating will grow up and tear down what you have created.
Stop pretending that you are fighting some noble battle against "the man", the LGBT lobby IS "the man" and has been so for quite some time. (Note that the LGBT lobby is not the same thing as LGBT people, in private you will find quite a few gays and lesbians who do not approve of what is being done in their name.)
First it was easy divorce, abortion, and now gay marriage. The interests and rights of children always sacrificed for the selfishness of adults. In some ways, gay marriage is a good thing because it will eventually bring about the end of all three. An entire generation of children bought and sold like cattle via surrogacy, the divorce courts, and adoption. Denied their rights to a mother and father. Denied their right to know their origins because of anonymous sperm and egg donation. Denied their right to not be bought and sold like cattle. You pro-LGBT folk need to remember that children are humans and that they have their own feelings and hold their own views. One day they are going to be independent of you and free to speak their mind, that should terrify you.
The pro-abortion crowd won a decisive battle in 1973 and has been losing the war ever since. The gay marriage crowd has won a great battle in 2015, but is going to lose for the same reason, because the truth is not on their side.
Am I right? Lets stop back in a few decades and find out.
Sorry, but no. Against opponents who have competent anti-air capabilities, the A-10 is sadly long obsolete, as neat an aircraft that it is..
The 2K22 "Tunguska" was designed to specifically blow aircraft like the A-10 to tiny slivers of metal, with guns and missiles that out-range the A-10 by a good margin.
There are SPAAGs newer than that of course with even greater capabilities. The future is probably with simpler turboprop aircraft that can fly even lower and slower than the A-10, with a combination of cannons and rocket pods.
Brain off-line, please wait.