Their tanks were unbeatable in the open fields of most Europe;
Their individual tanks on a one for one basis were adequate, it was their tactics and cooperation with the Luftwaffe that made them so effective.
Mobility and communication were the key so when the weather (mud or snow) effected mobility they were as stuck as any other large force and therefore largely impotent.
By 1943 however the Russians had learned the new rules of how to play the game and they played it as well as the Germans ever did.
until the same successful tanks meet the forest/snowy landscapes of Eastern Europe then they failed & lighter but relatively underpowered Soviet tanks outperform the mighty Panzers.
What? The main problem the Soviets had was that their T-34 was too good... excellent armour, good gun, powerful engine, wide tracks. The early models were not well layed out with the commander having to load the gun for instance and vision from the tank was not great, but much better than the equivelent german tank of the time... the Panzer 4 with a short barreled 75mm gun.
The speed of the T-34 and its cross country ability meant a formation of T-26 light tanks, T-34 medium tanks and KV-1 heavy tanks would arrive in pieces with the T-34s often arriving first and the KVs arriving last if at all.
In terms of performance however the KV-1 was an undergunned Tiger and resulted in quite a bit of tank terror on the Germans when it was encountered... even the 88mm guns sometimes needed a few shots to kill them... can't really say that about many tanks of the period.
By the time the Germans had Panthers and Tigers the Soviets had T-34/85s and IS-1s which are certainly matches... the difference is of course the Soviets made about 5 times more T-34/85s than the Germans made Tigers of all types, and Panthers of all types so the actual chance of coming across a Panther or Tiger on the battlefield was not actually that high.
Because of manpower minority Nazi cannot go for numbers ideology so easily followed by Soviets.
The Germans didn't need the promise of a super tank in development when a cheaper simpler proven tank that could do the job and actually be produced and sent to the front to actually do the job. I am glad they were so dumb because it made the job of the Soviet forces easier.
you already accepted!!....see that wasn't that hard to accept the proof available in all the books & internet
No. There was no map, just a compass and gyro so it wasn't a navigation system. A human had to do the maths to work out the flight time to the target area and enter that time in the delay.
It could just as easily have been a very long burning fuse... which isn't a navigation system either.
you are asserting that Germans were unaware of any correlation b/w speed & planform??
I am asserting during WWII they didn't put a swept wing on the Me-262 for aerodynamic reasons but cg reasons.
Now read about the bold scientist he had done quiet research over planforms & increasing speed/range [meant reducing drag] was a clear-cut reason for swept wings
... so he copied the British?
The first aircraft with swept wings were those designed by the British designer J.W.Dunne in the first decade of the 20th century. Dunne successfully employed severely swept wings in his tailless aircraft as a means of creating positive longitudinal static stability. Historically, many low-speed aircraft have had swept wings in order to avoid problems with their center of gravity, to move the wing spar into a more convenient location, or to improve the sideways view from the pilot's position.
The scientists working under Nazi may have been forced to pursue such a work or else there family be....
How do you force someone to be brilliant if they really don't want to?