Historical Accuracy

Toy model manufacturer Revell agreed to discontinue its model of the Haunebu II Flying Saucer, described as “the first object in the world capable of flying in space.”

According to the product description, the Nazi aircraft never made it past its 1943 test stage due to World War II.

Ah, nostalgia! I fondly remember pasting those little transfer decals on models when I was a child…

Thing is, none of that is true.

Oh! *comes back to earth with a bump*

Well, what’s the problem with that?

The fact that Revell’s product’s description fails to mention the aircraft never existed is risky in that people who buy it might actually believe the Nazis possessed superior technologies, (said historian Jens Whener of the Military History Museum in Dresden, Germany).

Ah. Of course. *rolls eyes*

“Enthusiasts can use this as a strategy to cast doubt on what we know today about National Socialism,” the historian said.

The company said it agrees with the MHM, adding that “it is in fact a legendary, extraordinary aircraft which cannot be proven in terms of its existence.”

Errr, you might want to take a look at your website, then:

 

If this can go on sale, then surely so can the Haunebu II. Just make it clear on the packaging.

And stop listening to people with obsessions so strong they demand a harmless model kit be removed in order to prevent the rise of the Fourth Reich!

10 comments for “Historical Accuracy

  1. Stonyground
    June 27, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    How very interesting.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flying-saucers-landed-Desmond-Leslie/dp/B0000CIN6B/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530109050&sr=1-4&keywords=flying+saucers+have+landed

    So, George Adamski’s mystery spacecraft weren’t from Venus after all. Presumably, after the war, the Germans carried on developing them in secret.

  2. Pcar
    June 27, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    stop listening to people with obsessions so strong they demand a harmless model kit be removed in order to prevent the rise of the Fourth Reich

    Too late. Rise of the Fourth Reich is here, it”s called the EU.

    Socialist – yep
    Undemocratic – yep
    Sex/Religious preference – yep
    Green – yep
    Punishment of non-believers – yep
    Warmongering – yep
    Final test: elected MPs make decisions – nope

    Is EU Germanic – imho yes

    As for Revell – lily-livered surrender monkeys.. Revels are another matter – yummy.

  3. Pcar
    June 27, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Other versions available
    https://www.squadron.com/Squadron-Models-1-72-Haunebu-II-German-Flying-Sa-p/sqm0001.htm

    After watching their vid, I remembered a docu on it including the concrete test site and footage of test flights

  4. Richard
    June 27, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    What is this nob talking about? The Nazis had superior technologies, liquid-fuelled rockets and planes and both cruise missiles and guided missiles.
    Even their ordinary stuff was good, unless I’m mistaken and the public can’t even now picture a “Luger” or “Stuka” or “VW Beetle.”

    • July 8, 2018 at 7:35 am

      Well, quite! They had the better looking uniforms too… 😉

  5. Stonyground
    June 28, 2018 at 6:26 am

    We are also experiencing Streisand effect. I was completely unaware of the existence of this device until yesterday. Now I seem to be experiencing the urge to reader research it and learn more about it.

    • July 8, 2018 at 7:36 am

      The History Channel is a great resource. No doubt that’ll be next in this cretin’s sights.

  6. June 28, 2018 at 9:23 am

    India had flying saucers 4000 years ago, powered by a ‘red powder’. I read it in a book a very long time ago (but not so far back that it was contemporary) written by an ‘adventurer’ who had discovered one in a cave in the Himaliar mountains, along with a fellow with a Buddhist monk sounding name. Rimpoche someoneorother. Must be true. The Nazis were late.

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