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Posted: 1/19/2014 6:23:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2014 6:24:34 PM EDT by ColdEngineer]
Obvious answer- Garand.

Maybe the P-51D?
Link Posted: 1/19/2014 6:23:34 PM EDT
Garand.
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production= EVERYTHING

design = most of it
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Originally Posted By ThePatriot556:
Garand.
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And most of out artillery pieces (but not FLAK or PAK), radio equipment and aircraft were better.
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penicillin
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[Last Edit: 1/19/2014 6:30:52 PM EDT by PMB1086]
Long range/heavy bombers?

I'm not sure but I don't think the Germans had anything very good like that.
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A bomb
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logistics
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Wasn't tanks.
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I bet when it's all said and done we'll do Fascism a whole lot better.
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Pretty much everything. I think the official number given by the GI's themselves was 80%.
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[Last Edit: 1/19/2014 6:31:11 PM EDT by JakeThePimp]
Gasoline ETA 1911.
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Trucks. The German army was mostly horse drawn.
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Jeep, M1 carbine, etc.
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Longer range bombers
P51's
Garand
Aircraft carriers
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Gasoline
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The German technology for refining gasoline from coal was actually pretty impressive, technically speaking.
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Originally Posted By ar15rabits:


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IMO this is what really won the war.  We were able to produce more equipment and get it to where it was needed.



 
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High Octane Gasoline
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Originally Posted By PMB1086:


Long range bombers?



I'm not sure but I don't think the Germans had anything very good like that.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_264



Could reach the US.



But not worth building given their situation when it was developed in '42....



 
Link Posted: 1/19/2014 6:32:24 PM EDT
Battle Rifles
Heavy Machinguns
Fighter Planes
Night Fighters
Light bombers
Medium Bombers
Heavy Bombers
Transport Planes
Battleships
Aircraft Carriers
Radar
Nuclear Weapons

Honestly, it would be easier to list the few things that the Germans produced that were superior.

Assault Rifles
Light Machine Guns
Torpedoes
Medium Tanks
Heavy Tanks
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Originally Posted By paris-dakar:


The German technology for refining gasoline from coal was actually pretty impressive, technically speaking.
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Originally Posted By paris-dakar:
Originally Posted By JakeThePimp:
Gasoline


The German technology for refining gasoline from coal was actually pretty impressive, technically speaking.


I thought our gas was much better because the US oil stock at the time was the best in the world.

The krauts were also forced to make synthetic oil that was vastly superior to just about anything.
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Originally Posted By PMB1086:
Long range/heavy bombers?

I'm not sure but I don't think the Germans had anything very good like that.
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No, they had no long range bombers.

They coulda used it on the Eastern front.

They did have a few experimental prototypes, including one that flew to new york and back.
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Proximity fuse.
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Originally Posted By robertl:
Battle Rifles
Heavy Machinguns
Fighter Planes
Night Fighters
Light bombers
Medium Bombers
Heavy Bombers
Transport Planes
Battleships
Aircraft Carriers
Radar
Nuclear Weapons

Honestly, it would be easier to list the few things that the Germans produced that were superior.

Assault Rifles
Light Machine Guns
Torpedoes
Medium Tanks
Heavy Tanks
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Night Fighters and Light Bombers are debatable.  The Ju88 was a versatile and impressive airplane.

Fighters as well, the Fw190 series was impressive enough that the War Production Board held it up as an benchmark (Grumman built the F8F using the Fw190 as the template).
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The GMC CCKW.
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Men
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Wasn't tanks. X2
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Originally Posted By robertl:


Battle Rifles

Heavy Machinguns

Fighter Planes

Night Fighters

Light bombers

Medium Bombers

Heavy Bombers

Transport Planes

Battleships

Aircraft Carriers

Radar

Nuclear Weapons



Honestly, it would be easier to list the few things that the Germans produced that were superior.



Assault Rifles

Light Machine Guns

Torpedoes

Medium Tanks

Heavy Tanks
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Their copy of our bazooka was better also.



 
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Originally Posted By JakeThePimp:


I thought our gas was much better because the US oil stock at the time was the best in the world.

The krauts were also forced to make synthetic oil that was vastly superior to just about anything.
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Originally Posted By JakeThePimp:
Originally Posted By paris-dakar:
Originally Posted By JakeThePimp:
Gasoline


The German technology for refining gasoline from coal was actually pretty impressive, technically speaking.


I thought our gas was much better because the US oil stock at the time was the best in the world.

The krauts were also forced to make synthetic oil that was vastly superior to just about anything.


Our petroleum based gas was naturally superior but the process the Germans used to make gas from coal was impressive.
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I agree M1 carbine
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Wasn't tanks.
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I believe our medium tanks were at least as good as their medium tanks.  The problem was our medium tanks were what we put up against their heavy tanks.



 
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Long range and medium range bombers, CAS planes, fighter planes, Rifles, Carbines, Radios, Ships, Trucks, Armored Cars (half tracks), air dropped ordnance (to be fair. the krauts were using slave labor), fuel..
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Originally Posted By 4Kilo12:
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design = most of it
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Yep.
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Originally Posted By MonkTx:
Originally Posted By ageguy:
Wasn't tanks.
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I believe our medium tanks were at least as good as their medium tanks.  The problem was our medium tanks were what we put up against their heavy tanks.
 
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We outclassed them in numbers.  So did the Soviets.  With a better tank.
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I always wondered if our pineapple grenade was better than their potato masher
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Originally Posted By robertl:


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Honestly, it would be easier to list the few things that the Germans produced that were superior.



Assault Rifles

Light Machine Guns

Torpedoes

Medium Tanks

Heavy Tanks
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guided ordnance

rockets

weird shit wonder weapons..



 
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Garand, Thompson SMG, and 1911 pistol were all superior to their German counterparts (KAR-98, MP-38/40, P-38) IMHO.

They sort of had us in missile technology though.
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Originally Posted By paris-dakar:



Night Fighters and Light Bombers are debatable.  The Ju88 was a versatile and impressive airplane.

Fighters as well, the Fw190 series was impressive enough that the War Production Board held it up as an benchmark (Grumman built the F8F using the Fw190 as the template).
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Originally Posted By paris-dakar:
Originally Posted By robertl:
Battle Rifles
Heavy Machinguns
Fighter Planes
Night Fighters
Light bombers
Medium Bombers
Heavy Bombers
Transport Planes
Battleships
Aircraft Carriers
Radar
Nuclear Weapons

Honestly, it would be easier to list the few things that the Germans produced that were superior.

Assault Rifles
Light Machine Guns
Torpedoes
Medium Tanks
Heavy Tanks



Night Fighters and Light Bombers are debatable.  The Ju88 was a versatile and impressive airplane.

Fighters as well, the Fw190 series was impressive enough that the War Production Board held it up as an benchmark (Grumman built the F8F using the Fw190 as the template).

JU88 was outdated by Barbossa.
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Originally Posted By gODZOOKIE:


I always wondered if our pineapple grenade was better than their potato masher
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if the kill and maim radius was similar and the reliability was similar.. it would go to the pineapple for being smaller



 
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Originally Posted By Cypher15:
Long range and medium range bombers, CAS planes, fighter planes, Rifles, Carbines, Radios, Ships, Trucks, Armored Cars (half tracks), air dropped ordnance (to be fair. the krauts were using slave labor), fuel..
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Fw190, Ju87 and Hs123 were all very effective CAS platforms.  The He51 in the Spanish Civil Was was the grand-daddy of all CAS AC.

The Germans had impressive half-tracks - the Sk250 was kept in production long after the end of the war.
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Semi automatic infantry small  arms like. The Garand and Carbine.  

They didn't have anything to directly compete with the BAR.

Shotguns too.  Winchester 97/12, Ithica 37, Stevens 520/620.
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Here are a few usually overlooked:

Food rations
cigarettes
dog tags
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Originally Posted By gODZOOKIE:
I always wondered if our pineapple grenade was better than their potato masher
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I would think you can throw that potato masher looking thing much farther and more accurately.
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Originally Posted By MonkTx:
I believe our medium tanks were at least as good as their medium tanks.  The problem was our medium tanks were what we put up against their heavy tanks.
 
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Originally Posted By MonkTx:
Originally Posted By ageguy:
Wasn't tanks.
I believe our medium tanks were at least as good as their medium tanks.  The problem was our medium tanks were what we put up against their heavy tanks.
 


Sherman was built with the Panzer III and IV in mind and could handle those easy enough. Panther and Tiger were a whole different story, that's why we designed the M-26 Pershings....they just got into the war too late
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Originally Posted By MonkTx:
I believe our medium tanks were at least as good as their medium tanks.  The problem was our medium tanks were what we put up against their heavy tanks.
 
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Originally Posted By MonkTx:
Originally Posted By ageguy:
Wasn't tanks.
I believe our medium tanks were at least as good as their medium tanks.  The problem was our medium tanks were what we put up against their heavy tanks.
 

Yep the M4 Sherman was the equal of the Pz4.
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Originally Posted By Cypher15:
if the kill and maim radius was similar and the reliability was similar.. it would go to the pineapple for being smaller
 
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Originally Posted By Cypher15:
Originally Posted By gODZOOKIE:
I always wondered if our pineapple grenade was better than their potato masher
if the kill and maim radius was similar and the reliability was similar.. it would go to the pineapple for being smaller
 


+1
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One Tiger tank was the equal of five Shermans.

But the Americans always had a sixth Sherman.

The Germans didn't
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Atomic Bombs
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On the German side, these things were pretty impressive.

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Women.  Ours were so hot that they were painted onto planes.

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Originally Posted By R6551GNR:
One Tiger tank was the equal of five Shermans.

But the Americans always had a sixth Sherman.

The Germans didn't
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They didn't have any Shermans.

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