The Supersonic Nazi Rocket Concept Designed to Bomb Any City in 1 Hour

When WWII ended, American engineers examined a trove of Nazi concepts for rocket-powered weapons and airplanes. One of the most terrifying was Eugen Sänger's antipodal bomber, a manned supersonic plane designed to reach any city on Earth in one hour. Thank heavens it never worked. » 8/09/14 5:17pm 8/09/14 5:17pm

This Man Chased A Nazi Fighter Plane Under The Eiffel Tower

Today, people on two continents mourn the death of 92-year-old William Overstreet Jr. He was a resident of Roanoke, Virginia, a retired accountant, and like many men from his generation, a veteran of World War II. And in the spring of 1944, Overstreet did something people in France and the U.S. still talk about. » 1/03/14 3:20pm 1/03/14 3:20pm

The definitive collection of secret Nazi weapons

Underwater missiles that could have hit New York, jet-powered bombers that were nearly impossible to intercept, sub-orbital bombers, vertical launch rocket fighters, or infrared visors are just a few of many in this definitive collection of incredible Nazi weapons. Be happy that those bastards never got to mass… » 12/18/13 4:57pm 12/18/13 4:57pm

A sunken WWII-era Japanese 'mega sub' has been found near Hawaii

Researchers diving off the coast of Hawaii have found a sunken 400-foot (122 meter) "Sen-Toku" class submarine. One of the largest pre-nuclear subs ever built, the "mega sub" was torpedoed by the U.S. shortly after the Second World War to prevent the Soviet Union from getting their hands on the super-advanced… » 12/05/13 3:06pm 12/05/13 3:06pm

How Four Prisoners Escaped From Auschwitz In A Stolen Nazi Car

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, and we wanted to pay homage to those who suffered, died, and yes, the fortunate few who escaped the Nazis' vice-like death grip. On June 20, 1942, Kazimierz Piechowski, two other Polish political prisoners and a Ukrainian mechanic escaped from Auschwitz in a fast car they stole from… » 4/19/12 2:30pm 4/19/12 2:30pm

The secret behind Norway's massive Nazi coastal cannon

In 1942, Nazi engineers devised a plan to build a 1,500-ton supertank. The P1000 Rat, or "Land Cruiser," was to be the largest and fiercest industrial-age ground weapon the world had ever seen. In 1943, the project was cancelled. So how did its massive gun turret wind up on a coastal hilltop in Norway? » 12/02/11 4:30pm 12/02/11 4:30pm

Watch this B-24 Liberator bomb Budapest

Budapest is one of those cities that look very good from an aircraft window. The scenery is usually without burning oil refineries and anti-aircraft bursts, but not on this fine day in the mid-1940s. The plane is a Consolidated B–24 Liberator, Hungary is at war with America, and I’m so glad we’re friends now, guys. » 6/28/11 10:45am 6/28/11 10:45am