Erik E wrote:
Just some English writer who slipped a bit of the mark and added "teams working in Sweden", the rest is obviously correct.
Well, it`s a little more than just these words but I know what you`re meaning......
I have choosed to never believe a web-page fully before I see some written sources.
I think it is too easy to say that every web-page and book are using Hogg or each other as sources. There are books made about the 88 alone, even those claim that a team went to Sweden. I do not want to believe that their "research" was reading Hogg`s book, or the internet!
Then I am more cynical than you are
Could you find any references to their sources?
The Bofors archives where never public, Believe you have to look at what US forces found in Krupps archives.
I have searched Internet and I must say that most sites got a lot of things wrong, to some degrees.
Example: A lot of sites infers that the 40mm Bofors where based on the German 37mm m/18 . But if you start to look for details you'll find that they differs even in the basic mechanism. It's like saying that my old Ford Sierra actually is based on Ferrari technology - Both are red...
So what I have found so far:
AAlders and Wiebes "the art of cloaking" (Affärer till varje pris")
states that Krupp bought 30% of Bofors and did swap Patent rights and research material.
Basically the same as MAP's sources.
And the authors can't possibly be considered pro-Swedish in any way
They do also stress the importance of patent rights in general and to what degree German firms manipulated the US market before Pearl Harbour.
A interesting book to read but do not believe every conclusion they make.
And this is the only first hand source I have found at
Can probably not be considered as apologetic:
In a memorandum of a conference held on 9 December 1942, concerning the proposed publication of a book dealing with Krupp's armament activities, Von Bulow, confidential secretary Krupp, wrote:
"For the period of transition from 1919 up to rearmament, A. K. [Krupp] had undertaken various tasks in order to keep up the Company's activity in the field of artillery, in the sense of observing activities in that field in the rest of the world (relation: BOFORS) and then also for the production of artillery material, within and to a certain extent also beyond, the limitation established by the peace dictate' (D-249 ) .
Erik E wrote:
When speaking of Sweden, I once heard that vital compononents for the V-2 was made in Sweden too, but we`ll save that for later
I do not at all try to lie about facts. (My word not your!
There is already sooo many nationalistic jerks trying to improve their country's reputation.
But it is nice if you could find facts, and I like to scratch on unfounded myths.
I have not dug into ASEA and V2 technology but maybe some day..
Nice link but with outdated sources:
http://www.maebrussell.com/Articles%20a ... ament.html