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neural_dream
10-22-2005, 03:30 AM
How did Japanese and Germans communicate? Or didn't they much?
For example, how did the Japanese build their own version of the Me163? Could the Germans send engineers or designs towards the end of the war, when the whole of the world between them was not exactly Axis-friendly? Did they do regular travels like the one attempted by the U-234?

Educate me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Pirschjaeger
10-22-2005, 03:55 AM
Judging by the results of their cooperation, they didn't communicate. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Maybe they only share blueprints.

Fritz

CPS_Vigilante33
10-22-2005, 04:13 AM
i was thinking 2 soup cans and a really long piece of string http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Pirschjaeger
10-22-2005, 04:27 AM
N-Dream, I'm not trying to hi-jack your thread but this could become a very interesting topic about a situation in history that doesn't seem to be discussed very often.

During WW2 and prior to, the Japanese were hostile and enemies with China. During this same period, believe it or not, the Nazi party was doing humanitarian work in ShangHai and Nanjing in the forms of hospitals, educational, and social development.

How does this make sense since both Japan and Germany were axis members? Seems comunication might have been limited to two soup cans and a very long string.

If this goes further I will add more interesting info.

Fritz

neural_dream
10-22-2005, 04:45 AM
Please. Go ahead http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Chuck_Older
10-22-2005, 07:52 AM
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that since Japanese folks could be Ambassadors to the US in Washignton, and could communicate with their planned enemies, they had the smarts to learn English, and probably some of them could speak German as well. I doubt that the US authorities spoke to the japanese Ambassadors in Japanese, I bet it was English. Although, the US could decipher and translate Japanese radio codes.


So the Germans and Japanese probably spoke German to each other

ViktorViktor
10-22-2005, 01:41 PM
I remember reading that the Germans once shipped an evaluation fighter to Japan via U-boat. I can't remember if it was a Bf-109 (used in conjunction w/ the developmnet of the KI-61 Tony ?) or the Me-163. Darned memory.

Gibbage1
10-22-2005, 01:47 PM
They comunicated via smoke signals. From there burning city's.

Ankanor
10-22-2005, 02:02 PM
Rude, Gibb http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif you're above this. Actually GErman U-boot were travelling to Japan and back, this is how a Japanese Zero arrived in Germany, but that's another story. An interesting sidenote: the first pact that Germany, Japan and Italy signed was in English. they were afraid that the translations in the 3 languages would create gaps for diplomatic "cheats" so much for the trust http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

neural_dream
10-22-2005, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by Ankanor:
the first pact that Germany, Japan and Italy signed was in English. they were afraid that the translations in the 3 languages would create gaps for diplomatic "cheats"
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif nice one.

Feathered_IV
10-22-2005, 07:26 PM
Wasn't all the information for the 163's carried on two submarines. The one with all the blueprint and technical stuff was lost but the one with the crated example arrived safely (IIRC). One of the things that make the Japanese version of the Komet so remarkable is that they were able to reverse engineer it in a very short space of time and prepare it for production.

I vaguely remember reading about the Japanese having a modified bomber, a G3M I think, which could make the run from Manchuria to German held territory (and frequently did). As the war turned against them and their respective territories shrank, the ability to do this was lost. In the book Suicide Submarine, the former Kaiten submarine pilot Yukita Yutoka spends a chapter on German/Japanese communications. I'll have to see if I can did it out....

huggy87
10-22-2005, 07:35 PM
The Post Office, duh.

LStarosta
10-22-2005, 07:37 PM
Originally posted by Gibbage1:
They comunicated via smoke signals. From there burning city's.

LMFAO!

Archangel2980
10-23-2005, 12:00 AM
Originally posted by Gibbage1:
They comunicated via smoke signals. From there burning city's.
LMAO

One13
10-23-2005, 07:02 AM
Didn't the Germans use long range versions of the Ju290 to fly to Manchuria?

Zyzbot
10-23-2005, 09:36 AM
Originally posted by One13:
Didn't the Germans use long range versions of the Ju290 to fly to Manchuria?

A number of sources say that those flights were planned but never happened.