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Dwarfing even the gigantic Siegfried class battleships , the Götterdämmerung was the primary space superdreadnaught of the Fourth Reich. The name Götterdämmerung means "Twilight of the Gods" and is the German name for Ragnarok, the end of the world in nordic mythology.

OverviewEdit

Its construction began in 1978. The vessel is approximately the size of a small town. It features multiple rotating tubular and circular structures spreaded all over the ship. Apart from its anti-gravity propulsion it also has two main reactors on its rear. The center of the vessel presents a set of rotating pistons That powers a giant gyro. The bridge of the ship sits at the front of the ship.

It is heavily armoured, as it sustained at least 6 nuclear missiles from the USS George W. Bush, with little damage. None of its main systems were affected.

It was constructed to carry 'dual ultra-heavy relativistic kinetic nuclear howitzers', mounted on the frontside, with retractable barrels to protect the weapons from being damaged by collisions with asteroids. Secondary armament includes AA guns and possibly wire guided missiles.

Nuclear helium fusion plantEdit

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The Götterdämmerung main power supply comes from a giant nuclear fusion reactor located in the center of the spaceship.

The fusion reactor makes an enormously amount of energy, by fusing helium 3. A process that is used in the suns core to generate pure heat and energy.

The idea behind the fusion reactor comes from Werner Heisenberg, who took the famous relative E=mc2 and reversed the process. In 1944, the first tests were launched at a unknown site in German-held Poland, with an astounding result. The amount of energy made in a second could be compared with the amount of energy made in 10 years from all coal power plants in the world. The amount of energy the reactor makes per second is unknown, but it can be compared with the awesome amount that comes from the sun.

The heat made by the fusion is used to heat up water into steam, which powers generators and a set of huge pistons in the center of the ship, and ultimately powers the giant gyro on top of the ship which stabilizes the machine and prevent it from going off course.

In 2019, the engine was recovered by the United States of America but deemed unnecessary.

Gyro stabilizingEdit

The immense size and un-natural weight of the gigantic Götterdämmerung is so immense that it affects its surroundings, But worst of all even in its zero gravity stage, the Götterdämmerung will seek to the closes possible mass. This makes the whole vehicle unstable, due to the fact that its affected by huge masses like the sun or the moon. To prevent the vehicle from tipping over a huge gyroscope is fitted in the top of the Götterdämmerung to offset the imbalance caused by gravity.

All the data needed to calculate the movement of the gyro is calculated by computers, but no computer the moon Nazis had was strong enough to overcome the complex task.

Secondary armarmentEdit

The Götterdämmerung features an immense amount of armaments, competing with some nations entire armament arsenal. The top hull is heavily guarded bu heavy 105mm zwilling flak guns, mounted in pairs (four guns in total) in large man operated turrets. Those are seen fired against the earth attacking forces. 88 of those turrets are placed on the top hull, and where the only turrets being operative under the battle.

Other weapon system are 402 mini turrets with 20mm flak guns for close range defense. Those turrets where operated by the main targeting computer, in the armament control room. None of those turrets were active, because Dr. Richter never got time to write the fire control program.

35 weltramfall missile silo was located around the sides. Again, they were not operational during the attack, but it’s the same system used by the Zeppelin class carrier.

On each sites, 33 35mm ion plasma guns are mounted in special mauser turrets for firing on heavily armored targets. One is seen fired on the Statue of Liberty by a smaller Nazi space ship.

Plans were made to construct seven bomb bays on the underside for carpet bombing cities, but after some consideration, this feature was deemed impractical as the Götterdämmerung's antigravity drives were never designed to carry the weight of the whole craft in the earth's atmosphere, instead it would have to remain in very low orbit using centrifugal force to help the antigrav engines maintain the altitude. Since the bombs would had needed ceramic plating on their fuselages and their own cooling system to prevent them from detonating due to the heat generated during their decent, it was decided that the idea would need too much resources in exchange for too little additional firepower. The bomb bays were redesigned as regular hangars, allowing the craft to carry 50 Haunebu IV type attack transport spacecrafts and 300 Walkyr type space superiority fighters as close range defence against smaller enemy spacecrafts. The crafts ordered built were however not ready for service when the Götterdämmerung was first launched to protect Schwarze Sonne, and it had to fight alone against the earth space battleships.

ArmorEdit

Gotterdammerung-concept

The titanium is easily seen on the Götterdämmerung

The armor on the Götterdämmerung is a fourt generation armor layout named Element 228 made by Panzer Technologie's lead designer David Hansen in 1964. After the introduction of nuclear weapons in 1945, the German scientists began to research heavy armor capable of receiving hits from heavy nuclear payloads. In 1949, the first generation of armor was done, being made of krupp stahl, marine panzer, and concrete. The first generation armor could visitant a hit by a 1 megaton nuclear bomb, but the total armor was more than 16 meters thick, and deemed unpractical. A newly formed science group called Panzer Technologie made a 10 meter thick wall, made of titanium, steel, and tungsten. The wall successfully took a hit from a 10mt nuclear hit. The armor was seen as successful, and applied on the main nazi moon base, Schwarze Sonne.

In 1961, the Russians detonated the largest nuclear bomb ever created, the Tsar bomb. Terrified that the Russians would be able to wipe all of the Fourth Reich in a single blow, the scientist group started a new project, to develop an alloy that could withstand a blast at least ten times that of the Tsar bomb. The end result was a 10 meter thick plate made out of depleted uranium, Titanium reinforced by pure carbon, 100.000.000 karat diamond, and metallic helium. All covered by osmium. After applying, the armor was put under pressure, by hitting it with lasers, reducing its thickness to 1meter and 28mm. In the end, the armor plate had a density of about 200.000 tons/cm3. The new material was named Element 228. The result was that the whole laboratory was ripped apart and sucked into the armor plate, killing all the scientists. After putting the plate into zero gravity, testing began. After 5 months, it was deemed impossible to apply damage to the plates. In 1968 the armor was mass produced to be applied on the Götterdämmerung under the name Hitler's Will. The awesome nature of the new Element type made it impossible to make bolts out of it, and was so hard to melt that it was impossible to weld the plates together. The plates were instead bolted together with steel bolts. When the Götterdämmerung crashed into the moon, none of the armor plates were damaged, but the bolts could not take the huge amount of force aplied to them, and they broke, ripping the plates from the hull. The heavy weight of the armor is shown in the movie, where the incoming enemy space ships are sucked in and crushed by the huge mass of the Götterdämmerung.

Due to economic problems none of those armor plate was applied on the moon base, which proved almost fatal against the nuclear missiles of the USS George W. Bush, since although the pure heat and radiation was mostly blocked out by the external armour, spalling and the earthquake-like effects of the explosions caused internal damage to the structure that would take the surviving inhabitants decades to repair.

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