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The proximity fuze is being discussed as an improvement in in game AA. For those who do not know the proximity fuze was a miniature radar set in a artillery shell that improved AA effectiveness by up to 10 times in some estimates. During the Battle of the Bulge it was found to be very effective against ground forces.

Germany was working on a proximity fuze but in 1940 research was stopped to concentrate on immediate needs.

What if the Germans had developed a proximity fuze.

Allied bombing would have became even more dangerous, maybe to the point of too costly to continue.

The Red Army attacked en masse. More effective anti-personnel proximity fuzed artillery would have created many more causalities, may be enough to change the out come of the battle.

Invasion troops would be very vulnerable as the shells would explode over troops with no where to hide.

No, I'm not saying it would be enough for a Nazi victory but the cost in human live would surely increased and a different political solution as the general public was growing very weary of the war.

Gives you something to be thankful for.

 

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If Germany came up with anything that would have prolonged their effort in WWII, then they would have been the first recipient of the atomic bombs, not Japan. Germany would have extended their war by a few months, that is all.

Add to this, the Allied forces would adjust tactics to meet the new battlefield conditions. If the Germans were able ot beat down some allied forces, the Allied Generals would have changed tactics pretty quickly.

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5 hours ago, Prothall said:

 

If Germany came up with anything that would have prolonged their effort in WWII, then they would have been the first recipient of the atomic bombs, not Japan. Germany would have extended their war by a few months, that is all.

Add to this, the Allied forces would adjust tactics to meet the new battlefield conditions. If the Germans were able ot beat down some allied forces, the Allied Generals would have changed tactics pretty quickly.

I'm not so sure the atomic bomb would have been used in Europe.

It would have taking a revision of tactics, not an adjustment. The proximity fuze was that much of an advancement.

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