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Nazi UFO model kit pulled from store shelves

Posted on Friday, 29 June, 2018 | Comment icon 42 comments

The model kit has now been discontinued. Image Credit: Amazon / Revell
Model company Revell took the decision to discontinue the kit due to complaints over its historical accuracy.
Dubbed 'Haunebu II', the model flying saucer, which is pictured on the box shooting at Allied aircraft with its built-in machine guns, is described as being the first man-made object in outer space with a top speed of 6,000 kilometers per hour.

Its release drew ire from both The German Children's Protection Association (DKSB) and Dresden's Military History Museum (MHM) due to the lack of disclosure over its clearly fictional nature.

Although Revell is known to produce models of both real-life war machines and fictional spaceships, this unusual cross-over has been accused of perpetuating the myth that the Nazis possessed the technology necessary to build highly advanced space-faring vehicles in the 1940s.

"At that time it was technologically impossible to build something like this," said Military History Museum historian Jens Wehner. "Enthusiasts can use this as a strategy to cast doubt on what we know today about National Socialism."

It is understood that no further units of the controversial new model will be produced.

Source: Popular Mechanics | Comments (42)

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Comment icon #33 Posted by Stephen61 on 1 July, 2018, 8:43
The Nazis had UFO technology. If they were able to stretch the war, the second world war would have ended very differently. †
Comment icon #34 Posted by Stephen61 on 1 July, 2018, 8:46
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Comment icon #35 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy on 1 July, 2018, 11:34
The B-2 was first flown in 1989, 44 years after the end of World War 2 and the B-2 is a bomber not a fighter. The Germans†never†developed a nuclear bomb, they didn't even come close. The first bomb was tested just 2 months after Germany surrendered, not enough time to include any captured technology anyway. There were Germans involved in building the first nuclear bomb, but they had left Germany before the war started. The development of the nuclear bomb was a multinational effort, involving†people from a larger number of countries, like the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Hungary, Canada and ... [More]
Comment icon #36 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy on 1 July, 2018, 11:54
Like I wrote earlier the whole idea of Nazi flying saucers are based on hearsay and outright lies. Case in point the images you are presenting are fake, so they belong squarely in the outright lies category. I'm not saying that you are a liar, but the person who made them certainly is. I advise you to a little more critical in evaluating evidence.
Comment icon #37 Posted by Stephen61 on 7 July, 2018, 8:54
Can you prove that the photos are fake? The Foo fighters (photo right below) are real. †
Comment icon #38 Posted by badeskov on 7 July, 2018, 9:07
Itís up to you to prove their veracity. You are the one putting forth a hypothesis. It is totally on your shoulders to carry that hypothesis, like it or not. And you simply canít, that much is very obvious.† Cheers, Badeskov
Comment icon #39 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy on 7 July, 2018, 12:13
They are picturing something that never existed in the real World, so how could they be anything but fake ? Anyway like Baderskow said the burden of proof lies with you as you are the†one who claims they are real. You are right that the picture of the planes are real, but again it is up to you to prove thay have any connection to flying saucers and not just a natural phenomenon or a simply a photographic artifact.
Comment icon #40 Posted by DanL on 15 July, 2018, 1:17
This is all like so many things these days. The believers will believe any rumor or story that they hear and the nonbelievers wouldn't believe in a UFO if one landed on the 50 yard line in the middle of the Superbowl and little green men walked out on national TV and said "Greetings! Take me to your leader!". Everyone seems to be extremely left wing or extremely right wing and nearly no one has an open mind.† The Germans lost because they were led by a mad man with ever decreasing mental abilities. Bad decisions destroyed the German plans. Had Hitler not betrayed the Russians and they had not ... [More]
Comment icon #41 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy on 15 July, 2018, 1:54
The idea of Nazi UFO's, or UFO's in general, have nothing to do with politics and everything to do with a lack of credible evidence. If presented with credible evidence I would love to believe in aliens. Its true that many bad decision were made by Hitler, but in the end the Germans simply could not win a war of attrition against nations that far outstripped them in industrial and manpower capacity. Hitler allways intended to attack Russia, so speculation on what could have happened if he didn't isn't terribly relevant. Among historians†there is broad consensus that the Germans had no real cha... [More]
Comment icon #42 Posted by NYCEddie on 16 July, 2018, 4:39
The world's sensibilities have changed and one has to change with the times. Toy came with unsupported historical claims that we now know never came to fruition. So anything that tries to change existing history with false information cannot be allowed to exist to influence impressionable minds. One toy UFO did get through because it wasn't objectionable but it was full of incorrect information that was sold as truth. That was TESTORS "Area S4 UFO Revealed! On the box's cover it says: "A scale model kit of the alien craft allegedly hidden in Nevada by the U.S. Government. As described by eyewi... [More]

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