Thursday, June 21, 2018

Nazi flying saucer toy is taken off the shelves in Germany because it suggested Hitler's scientists successfully built a space ship

The claim that the Nazis had a flying saucer is a common one but there is no concrete evidence of one and the idea is most improbable. 

Nazi aeronautical engineers were however very active in designing and building futuristic aircraft and the Ho-229 "Flying wing" actually flew.  The only remaining example of it is presently being restored. 

Long range bombers capable of reaching the USA were also built and tested

A Nazi flying saucer toy has been taken off the shelves in Germany - amid claims it suggests Hitler's scientists successfully built a space ship.

The toy was presented as a Nazi-era war machine and described as 'the first object in the world capable of flying in space'.

But manufacturer Revell, based in Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia, has announced it will no longer be produced amid 'absolutely justified' criticism from those who pointed out such a craft never existed.

A product description described the toy, which features emblems from the Third Reich, as a 'round aircraft' that can fly 'up to speeds of 6,000 km/hr'.

The model kit for the 'Flying Saucer Haunebu II' priced at 49.99 euros is marketed as being suitable for children over 12 years.

The Military History Museum (MHM) in Dresden and the German Children's Protection Association are among the critics pointing out that Revell's product's description fails to mention the aircraft never existed.


1 comment:

Bird of Paradise said...

The Nazis were coming up with realy weird aircraft near the end of the war