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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Neil Young would disagree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Jim View Post
    How about RADAR and the NORTON BOMB SIGHT? They were far more important in my view.
    Norden bomb sight.
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    The M1 Garand rifle is right up there with the others mentioned.

    Don't discount our aircraft carriers and amphibious capabilities with the use of Higgins Boats that the OP mentioned.
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    How about the American economic manufacturing machine? Just incredible. I read a story in one of Ambrose's books that these Germans were captured shortly after D-Day and were taken back to the beach to be shipped to England. They saw stacks and stacks of stuff -- and saw Hershey's chocolates. They knew then and there they were finished reasoning that a country that could supply their soldiers with chocolate half a world away (when they didn't have enough food to eat) couldn't be beat. (I think it was chocolates, something like that)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergeant Gleed View Post
    Two inventions...

    The gadget used to break japan's imperial codes and the British machine that broke the German enigma codes.
    The Bombe.

    http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/crac...11363990654704

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbforrest45 View Post
    Sorry, don't get the reference.
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    One of the most important inventions was the radio proximity fuse. Before its development it was nearly impossible to shoot down enemy aircraft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    How about the American economic manufacturing machine? Just incredible. I read a story in one of Ambrose's books that these Germans were captured shortly after D-Day and were taken back to the beach to be shipped to England. They saw stacks and stacks of stuff -- and saw Hershey's chocolates. They knew then and there they were finished reasoning that a country that could supply their soldiers with chocolate half a world away (when they didn't have enough food to eat) couldn't be beat. (I think it was chocolates, something like that)
    The Sherman tank was inferior to those of Germany, but we manufactured so many that they were a formidable weapon system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    The Sherman tank was inferior to those of Germany, but we manufactured so many that they were a formidable weapon system.
    One advantage it had over German tanks was its speed. It out-ran the turning rate of the German's turret. It literally could out run the German tank's aim. But if you were static in a Sherman you were cooked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyz View Post
    One advantage it had over German tanks was its speed. It out-ran the turning rate of the German's turret. It literally could out run the German tank's aim. But if you were static in a Sherman you were cooked.
    Another downfall was that the Sherman’s ran on gasoline.

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