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What if-The Five Technologies

Discussion in 'What If - Other' started by Ashley Brenton Carrier, Aug 29, 2021.

  1. Ashley Brenton Carrier

    Ashley Brenton Carrier New Member

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    You have stumbled across a wormhole that will transport you back to six months before the Pearl Harbor attack. But you must hurry. You have only enough time to gather the complete design schematics and manufacturing processes of just five things. And you will disclose these to FDR's staff on a Powerpoint after predicting the outcome of every MLB game to the Secretary of War just shortly before.

    So...what five things do you take back...in addition to whatever is already floating around in your head? Keep in mind, these should be leaps ahead in tech that 1940 American industry should be able to make. Mine...

    1. Your Mk13 torpedoes don't work. Here's how you fix them.

    2. The C-130 Hercules. A 1950s design. Just make thousands of these babies. And find other uses for its turbo prop engines.

    3. The SAGGER ATGM. Soviet tech we could probably manage in 1940 or so. Imagine a pair of these on rail launchers attached to the turret of every Sherman crossing France.

    4. Galil rifle in 5.56mm.

    5. Roll on/Roll off cargo ships.
     
  2. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    That is a what if . America was not thinking about war even less co-operating with Germany s alĺy the USSR.
     
  3. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    1. High yield nuclear weapon.
    2. Modern Jet engine.
    3. Mini nuclear power plants.
    4. Modern rocket tech.
    5. A book on the history of WW2.
     
  4. Ashley Brenton Carrier

    Ashley Brenton Carrier New Member

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    History turned out pretty good, I'd say. All things considered. The Soviets lost. We won. And good times were had by all.
     

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