Could the modern Luftwaffe win the WWII Battle of Britain?

Could the modern Luftwaffe win the WWII Battle of Britain?

The Battle of Britain is one of the most famous
world war 2 battles. From July to October, the Royal air force
fought the german Luftwaffe. At the start of the battle, germany had over
50 percent more fighter aircraft at their disposal. But, as we know, the Luftwaffe ultimately
lost. Losing more planes, more pilots and getting
outproduced by Britain. So in this video we will ask:
Could the result have been different if modern technology was in play? Say, 1940’s germany was given today’s,
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Patreon offers – there’s a link below this video, in the description section. Now, onwards with the Battle of Britain: 1940
meets 2020. The Modern day Luftwaffe gets taken through
space and time, travelling to the summer of 1940 and REPLACES the existing luftwaffe forces. Now, even if such a thing were possible, there’d
be a myriad of side effects. Psychological, sociological, geopolitical
et cetera. For simplicity’s sake, all those WILL be
ignored. So all that personnel traveling through time
and dimensions are just as hell bent on defeating britain as their 1940 counterparts are. And existing german forces are unphased by
the event. So what would germany be gaining and what
would it be losing? Modern day air force numbers are miniscule. Keep in mind, Britain was just one front in
1940. While other fronts weren’t as active, there
was still a large area to have at least some air power present. Even though modern planes do have greater
reach than their world war 2 counterparts, numbers still matter. One can’t be in two places at once. The 1940’s Luftwaffe had used over 80 percent
of its fighters and almost all bombers for Britain. 2020’s forces could also not afford to leave
Berlin and Poland without at least a few dozen interceptors. So perhaps only a 100 Eurofighters would be
available for the Battle of Britain. Tornado IDS planes would perform most of the
strike missions on britain. They’re a poor choice for air combat. Their radar is short ranged and optimized
for ground strikes. The Tornado carries but a pair of sidewinder
short range missiles and a gun. Also, no plane can be in the air all the time,
even in war. While one COULD keep sending the plane back
into battle as it lands and gets refueled, that would both increase the risks of catastrophic
failures, due to no maintenance, and would not be good for efficiently planned bombing
runs. Usually, surge sortie rates of 3 to 4 flights
are possible for a day or two. But over a longer period, those sortie rates
inevitably fall. First to 2 flights per day for a few weeks
or if we’re talking about a multi month period, sortie rates will approach just one
flight per plane, per day. The Luftwaffe of 2020 also doesn’t have
that many pilots. Less than 2 per plane seat. And pilots do need rest, they can’t go performing
a 3 hour mission, then head back for debrief and another briefing AND do that all over
again two or three more times per day, each day. So the modern Luftwaffe will be hard pressed
to actually strike the british targets in large numbers each day. But the british would have very little means
of intercepting the germans. The germans would send a strike or recon package
of a dozen planes, for example. If they fly high up, at 40 thousand feet or
more, the british simply can’t touch them. Anti air artillery can’t reach those altitudes
effectively. In actual air combat there’d be no contest. Modern planes would track british fighters
with radars from way out. The british would not even know they’re
tracked. And a missile would come out without a warning,
blasting them out of the sky. Eurofighters and Tornados can easily cruise
higher than spitfires could ever reach. And do so at almost twice the speed. Spitfires would need ages to get high up. And they’d still come up short. And today’s amraams are sometimes tasked
to intercept low flying cruise missiles, harder targets to spot than a spitfire. Of course, missile stocks are finite. There are no hard numbers out there as to
how many amraams germany has bought over the decades but it’s likely there’s up to
a dozen amraams for each eurofighter in stock. With a similar number of short range missiles
and perhaps a few less per plane for Tornados. So total stocks might range in the thousands,
possibly close to five thousand. Of course, even in the best conditions, missiles
will sometimes miss. Sidewinders in the falklands and amraams later
on went against technologically far inferior opponents yet they didn’t yield perfect
hit rates. Still, it’s evident that the RAF would be
bleeding profusely if it attempted to go in the air. Germany’s hit rates would likely be even
better than the historical examples shown. So it is entirely plausible that, if there
would be enough targets presented, the modern luftwaffe could bring down over 2000 british
aircraft in just a week. That’s double the number of fighter planes
Britain had at the start of the war. That likely wouldn’t happen, though. After the initial few days, during which britain
would indeed likely lose a few hundred planes in the air, the RAF command would simply stop
sending the aircrews to sure deaths in such numbers. But they’d still likely try out the german
capabilities occasionally, to see if anything changed. Still, most of the british planes would be
grounded and hidden, not daring to venture to the skies. Such absolute air superiority might even persuade
the modern luftwaffe to use other planes in combat missions, like trainers. The German air force today does have a hundred
or so trainers. Some of those could be repurposed into light
attack planes. They could drop dumb bombs on certain, not
so protected targets. Especially the fast T-38 trainers could be
hard to hit with anti aircraft fire. Of course, they’d first need to be modified
to use bombs. It’s also possible germany would be using
ANY aircraft it has at disposal. Possibly even refitting transport planes to
drop bombs, for example. But flying high up may not bring quick results
to the Germans. And quick defeat is certainly something germany
wanted back then. Today, even from a high altitude, a plane
equipped with guided bombs can do more damage than a whole group of high flying world war
two bombers. In one instance US B-17s expended 300 bombs
per one hit on a huge building. A single modern plane could be expected to
get virtually all hits inside large production halls. So, medium altitude bomb runs were also tried,
to get a more decent hit rate. And the famous stuka dive bombers even achieved
almost pinpoint precision levels. But such low level bombing also ended up costing
the germans too much. A quarter of germany’s stukas were destroyed
or damaged over britain and the germans eventually stopped using them. But… There’s issues with using guided bombs. Planes must be configured to use them. Currently, only a part of the modern german
fleet is able to use such weapons. The Modern luftwaffe uses three main types
of smart bombs. Two of them have satellite guidance. But… in 1940 there would be no GPS satellites. So laser guidance would be the only one available. And one needs laser designators for those
bombs. Those come in the form of separate targeting
pods. Which aren’t available for every plane. Germany purchased roughly two dozen pods. The Problems don’t stop there. Laser guidance requires fairly clear skies. If there is cloud cover, the plane needs to
fly below it to successfully paint the target with a laser. Most clouds are to be found fairly low, up
to several kilometers high. And Britain, famously, does have a lot of
cloud cover. In July, the skies over London are mostly
cloudy 43% of the time. In August that goes up to 46%. September sees a rise to 50%. And October is quite overcast with 57% of
the time being mostly cloudy. So… more often than not, laser guidance
from high or medium altitude would not really work. Germany could thus bomb when the weather is
fair, and give the british respite between bomb runs. Or they could press on with low flying raids
and risk losses due to enemy AA fire and interception. So hitting the radar stations that the british
used in the real timeline might be important for the modern luftwaffe as well. Without them, the british would not get a
warning and could not react in time, prepping both anti air guns and interceptors. But even then, could a spitfire or a hurricane
shoot down a fast and low flying tornado or eurofighter? Very rarely. We’re talking about planes cruising at over
650 miles per hour. Compare that with the speed of Ju-88 or Ju-87
bombers that the real timeline RAF had to deal with. In theory, those modern planes could even
go supersonic at low altitudes but it wouldn’t be worth it, due to much greater fuel consumption. The British MIGHT spot incoming germans from
a few miles away. And start shooting, hoping for a lucky hit. But that wouldn’t really happen, as a rule. Because Modern radars on german jets would
spot those british groups on patrol and change course, actively avoiding them. Their speed edge would allow for such actions
as the british could not hope to hit anything unless they’re really close by, less than
a mile away. Tornado planes, even though their radar is
fairly poor, could still spot groups from decent distances, upward of a dozen miles
away. And they could also be guided by eurofighters
when in mixed groups. The Tornado could still fairly confidently
launch sidewinders from, say, 6 miles away and then simply disengage and change course. While the british could have their interceptors
patrol right over the target areas where bombs would need to land, that wouldn’t solve
the issue. Today’s guided bombs can be lobbed from
a low altitude into a parabola from several kilometers away, then guided by laser from
a distance, as they’re accelerating upwards. And in all likelihood, those british interceptors
would be downed by eurofighter fighter cover. Anti aircraft artillery might actually prove
to be slightly more dangerous to the germans than the interceptors. The germans would face other issues. Not all planes in the fleet are serviceable
at all times. In 2017 the readiness rate of the eurofighter
fleet was just 48%. Indeed, due to a specific short term issue
at one point only four planes were ready, which the media famously jumped on at the
time. Today, the readiness rate is up to a decent
70%. But the fact remains a limited number of planes
would actually be in the air at any one time. As pointed out in the beginning, everyone
has serviceability issues. The RAF had 72% of their fighters available
for missions at the start of the real battle of britain. A big issue for the germans is there’d be
SO many targets. There’s the RAF airfields, 48 of them in
England alone. Each of those would have easily a few dozen
targets. There were some 50 radars stations. Each of those had 7 different array masts,
dozens of meters one from another, and several buildings. During the real timeline battle, the germans
never managed to shut down the radars by attacking them as each site could still work even with
some of its arrays out of action. Due to the simplicity of those radars, repair
and replacement of masts and arrays were sometimes performed literally overnight, after an attack. The Overall number of individual fixed targets
at all those places would likely be in the thousands Not including mobile targets like
individual aircraft parked all around. The Modern luftwaffe might actually try to
avoid spending bombs on some of those targets and go straight for the factories. But factories too were very numerous with
hundreds of sites dispersed, a good deal of them in central england. In actual war, those factories largely avoided
grave damage. Most of the german bomb raids concentrated
on southern england. Once fighters were not available to provide
escort, bombing raids deeper into england became too costly for the germans. The Messerschmitt 110 was both somewhat worse
as an escort fighter than 109 and there were three times fewer of them. With modern planes, the range issues would
disappear. There’d be more than enough range to get
a bomb anywhere in England or even Scotland. But hundreds of sites would remain. And germany would not know what was exactly
built where. So concentrating the strikes just on specific
aircraft types, for example, would be very hard. Better aerial recon in the form modern recon
cameras coming with Tornado planes would help, but would likely not be able to provide an
exhaustive, precise list of factories. Another issue that’d affect the success
of strike missions would be lack of GPS. Navigating by sight, from high or even medium
altitudes, would be very hard. Especially with cloudy skies. So quite a few missions might end up without
actually finding a target. the inventory of german guided bombs would
eventually become an issue. Sadly, there’s no official number on that
so Binkov will attempt to estimate, using the sales data on some other countries. Due to greater involvement of Benelux countries
in various NATO campaigns and germany’s foreign policy stance where they rarely participate
in combat – it’s entirely plausible Germany has no more guided bombs than, say, Belgium. And it very likely doesn’t have more bombs
than France, which does get involved in more operations abroad. Having travelled to 1940, The modern luftwaffe
brought all their personnel, equipment, bases, depots and stocks. But they would be cut off from getting MORE
weapons. 1940s technology is simply too primitive to
help them attain replacements for smart bombs, once they run out. Let’s say germany DOES have 2000 smart bombs. Its roughly 100 planes capable of delivering
smart bombs could perhaps generate 150 sorties per day. Germany could hope to neutralize 150 targets
per day. And keep doing that for almost two weeks,
before the smart bombs run out. Why is the timeframe important? Because stuff gets repaired. If not enough damage is done per period of
time, the british may just keep repairing the damage. A factory hall can get hit for example. Half a dozen planes can get destroyed. Various tools destroyed. Dozens of people killed. But the nature of wartime production is to
have fairly unskilled workers doing most jobs. To be able to replace them with new, inexperienced
workers. When it comes to bombing the RAF bases it’d
be even harder to make a lasting impact. Spitfires and hurricanes could operate from
grass runways. And even the asphalt runways better suited
to bombers can always be repaired. Depots could be destroyed, and with them many
bombs, bullets or a lot of fuel. But more would still come in. So it’s possible that in the short term
the modern luftwaffe could, with its precise bombs, do more damage to factories and RAF
bases than the old luftwaffe did in the first few weeks. But the british would keep rebuilding, just
as germany kept going on despite massive bombardment from 1943 onward. Using gravity bombs would be too dangerous. And to achieve precision, planes would need
to go low and slow, going straight over the target. They’d get in range of anti aircraft fire. The Result would be a slow but steady attrition. And when you’ve got maybe 150 planes in
the area, losing even just a few here and there might be very costly for the modern
luftwaffe. Indeed, even in peacetime it’s expected
that some planes will crash. And in wartime stress levels would be higher,
more flights would be performed, and the chances for accidents would increase. Maintenance would be quite an issue for the
modern luftwaffe. No spare parts could be brought it from the
future, aside from those already in depots. It’s very likely that within months there’d
be issues with maintenance. Planes could likely fly for a year or longer,
but subsystems would start breaking down. It’s likely the modern luftwaffe would lose
less than the gulf war coalition. But if low flying tactics persist, and with
maintenance issues going on through the following months, those loss rates would slowly creep
up. Would fuel be in issue? Probably not. First off, jet engines aren’t really picky
on what kind of kerosene they run. Even world war two germany should be able
to produce some that would be passable to make the modern planes run, even if performance
suffered. Engine accidents due to inferior fuel would
not be uncommon, though. And since the modern luftwaffe did come with
entire bases and depots, there’d be a lot of fuel initially stored. Exact figures are hard to estimate, though. There is a piece of info on UK’s modern
day base on Cyprus, storing 29 million liters of fuel. That’s enough for 2300 Eurofighter flights. Overall, the modern luftwaffe, even if it
stores less fuel, would still have enough of its own fuel for a month, and possibly
a few months, before 1940 made kerosene starts arriving. One of the famous events helping the british
in the battle of britain might not happen as the british would know dangerous new luftwaffe
is. A German bomber accidentally bombed London. The british retaliated sending bombers over
Berlin. And germans got furious and stopped attacks
on british airbases, retaliating over british cities. Going to Berlin against radar equipped eurofighters
would be suicide. Eventually, what would decide the battle would
be world war two technology. Initially the british WOULD be completely
paralyzed. But then the smart bombs would run out. Dumb bombs would start getting used. Germany would start losing more and more modern
planes in those bomb runs. And the production of world war 2 planes would
come into play. The british were, in the real timeline, quite
ahead there. And that gap only kept increasing during 1941. Indeed, During July to October 1940 they made
nearly two times as many fighter planes as the germans. A lot of that british production would suffer,
though as long as smart bombs are in stock. So in the altered timeline, germany might
actually outproduce britain for a short time. But rebuilding the german air forces from
scratch would be immensely hard. Remember, all pilots and planes AND infrastructure
disappears, replaced by the modern luftwaffe. So adding new pilots and crews means adding
completely inexperienced people to the system that doesn’t have almost any experienced
pilots of technicians to train them. Some personnel would be injected into the
system, taking from the factory test air crews, and some of the retired folks would be brought
in, but it’s likely the rebuilt Lufwaffe would never even approach the competency it
had in 1940. Even if the fleet of piston engine planes
would get rebuilt to pre war levels within a year. The british would also suffer, but less so. After the initial onslaught where many seasoned
pilots would die, the british would mostly stop flying and kind of try to keep the profficiency
of their remaining pilots at a certain level. The Battle of britain would get protracted,
that’s for sure. Probably going into 1941. Which means that possibly even the invasion
of Yugoslavia and greece would be postponed. Who knows when the invasion of the soviet
union might happen, without huge luftwaffe numbers. As the months pass, british production would
go up, matching or even overtaking german. And germany would have to split their forces
on other fronts as well by 1941., instead of having them concentrate just on Britain. Eventually even the guided air to air missiles
would start running out. Granted, even just a gun armed modern plane
is superior to a spitfire. In most air duels, the modern plane would
rely on radar to pick and choose enemy formations that aren’t too big then use its speed and
range to approach them from the best angle. And simply make one off runs, using their
big guns. Heavier and faster rounds, together with radar
aided targeting would have made them very lethal. Later on, the original high performance rounds
would run out and slower rounds would have to be produced and used. That’s not to say modern planes would not
get shot down occasionaly. Lucky hits are always a possibility. But kill rates would probably be possibly
over dozens to one. Still, planes would get damaged. Subsystems hit. And even if not hit, radars, various avionics
and eventually even engines would need maintenance. Fewer and fewer of the modern planes would
work as the months go on. By the Summer of 1941 it’s doubtful even
half of those tornados and eurofighters would be operational. By that time, the battle of britain would
likely end by a decree. Germany would simply deem it not worth the
effort and attacks would stop. The RAF would have lost thousands of planes,
but the luftwaffe losses would match those, when replaced original planes are accounted
for. Perhaps the key benefit the germans WOULD
enjoy is that one of the two main obstacles to the invasion of british isles would be
removed by the neutralization of the RAF. even if for just several months. But would the operation sea lion actually
succeed, would the royal navy be able to fight off the attacks from modern planes, striking
possibly just with gravity bombs – is another matter. And perhaps another video. The Germans would not fully destroy the british
ability to fight. Even though future RAF capabilities might
be halved compared to what they were in the real timeline. If operation sea lion somehow goes through,
the american forces would have a tougher time amassing in the UK. The technology edge WOULD help the germans
and even heavily influence the air war in the atlantic, helping german submarines and
making the british economy suffer even more. But world war two WOULD go on. And germany would not be in
a better position than it was.

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100 thoughts on “Could the modern Luftwaffe win the WWII Battle of Britain?”

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  • Day 1: 2020-technology does a giant raid on Scapa Flow, simultaneously achieving two objectives: 1: Showing Britain that the German airforce has unprecedented range, and 2: removing from the equation a significant part of the Royal Navy. Once the generals – and Churchill – get reports that Luftwaffe were flying with inpunity, at supersonic speeds, across the entire island they will conclude that all their plans are worth nothing more than the paper that they are written on. As for the issue that Britain is cloudy: the new Luftwaffe could just pick targets that are not covered by clouds that day. As the video points out, Britain was at the time a target-rich environment.

  • Pointless video because the answer is obviously yes. A better video would of been if you modernised both air forces

  • There is an underlying erroneous assumption here: that the new 2020-era Luftwaffe is best used to win over Britain by using it to prepare for a successful invasion. An invasion is not necessary for Germany to win over Britain, if it has this super-powerful air force at its disposal. Instead, the best way to use this air force is to wreak so much devastation from above so that starvation, epidemics, and whatnot cause Britain to collapse without an invasion.

    One thing glossed over in the video: the demoralizing effect of constantly being hit in new and unexpected places, by an adversary that appears to be, for all intents and purposes, invincible. Just imagine what a guided bomb hitting the train tracks just in front of a train could do to morale, when people realize that the bomb was dropped from above AAA-reachable height.

  • Thanks mr Binkov, that's an excellent analysis and a good answer for a question.
    However — going in line with the last minutes of your video — you don't need a battle of Britain to defeat the BI if you have the modern airforce, even for a limited time and in exchange to your old one.
    Zeelowe is becoming a real thing because the laser-guided GBUs potential is so huge, especially coupled with modern radars, that no ship of formation of ww2 ships could survive the attack and remain combat-effective.
    Also you can count on the directed air support (something that Wehrmacht was able to use and direct in 1939) to capture the vitals ports in the South.
    Once you do that you essentially establish the logistics over the Channel and once you did that the British Army is not a real issue.
    So, unless Soviets would attack, diverting the resources to defend the occupied polish territories, the Zeelowe becomes real.

    Remember that the whole point of the Battle for Britain was to establish the air supremacy over the Channel and with the givens of the video Germany gets a small window of exactly that.

    P.S. The interesting question if about modern Luftwaffe vs Soviet airforce in 1941 — my impression is that Germany would run out of ammo and not inflict such a large losses as the old Luftwaffe did.

  • Annoter question could be today France against thrid reich, no nuclear option.
    Troops are far less numerous 5 millions for France in 1940 vs 379 714 in 2020.

  • Unfortunately this topic is one dimensional. What if the luftwaffe focused on suppressing RAF and Royal Navy thus facilitating sea lion invasion of England ?

  • please don't do these kinds of childish comparisons which there is no sense in it. it's useless, maybe only a little good for entertainting (mostly for teens).

  • Assassinate Churchill, key government officials, and the military leadership. Then attack the royal navy. Then use your wwii army and navy to invade the British isles while you engage the Raf.

  • Binkov I think you under you underestimates the morality lose that would be the result of getting bombed without any opposition and from much of the UK navy getting sunk and the rest staying out of range. Also, the total absence of the UK navy in the English channel and even close to it would open up for an invasion. An sea invasion supported by the modern transport capabilities bigger planes and helicopters. The helicopters could also be used to know all big troop movements and to direct artillery. The German navy would have free access with little risk to support the invasion and all of London and most of the other industrial areas in the UK could get shelled after that.

    It would not even be a contest!

  • A single guided rocket could probably sink or severly cripple a large warship. So waters around the Island would have been infested by Kriegsmarine. We are looking at reverse D day with Britans army still licking wounds from Dunkirk. I think your analysis was really lackining seeing the bigger picture here.

  • @Binkov
    i think your scenario has a strategical flaw.
    Luftwaffe sinks the whole royal navy, kills dockyards and blockades the island.
    EZ win.

  • Respect and remembrance to the Polish and Czechoslovak pilots who fought for the Allies over the British channel. Tmavomodrý svet.

  • Blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah…………..etc. Who listens and watches this non-likely(using mild terms) scenario? Binkov just retire dude! You were not interesting before, and you are even worse now! Sorry for you, dude!

  • more realistically, germany would use the air-superiority to just softer southern britain + to sink british navy, in order to make possible for an massive landing

  • The German Air forces laser guided bombs would have no problem sinking all British capital ships, destroying every command and control center, eliminating all HVI’s, and destroying every airfield in southern England with in 2 weeks with minimal losses.

    I don’t see how you’re framing this all a draw.

  • The smart thing for the Germans to do would be targeting the royal navy. Before anyone has any idea what is happening, launch raids against British ports, targeting any warship they find. Use missiles to smash any planes that take off until they stop trying, then take out the radar stations along the English coast (do the Germans have any anti-radar missiles?). Save all the guided bombs for anti ship use. With eurofighters on patrol destroying any british plane they see with total impunity, the RAF would cease to be relevant. There would be no reason at all to hit their airfields. Then all you have to do is use those planes to prevent any british warships from entering the channel, and launch an amphibious invasion. With the Royal Navy totally unable to intervene due to guided bomb strikes by planes they can't counter in any way on any ship that gets close, the British would not be able to stop an invasion. Then outfit the trainers with dumb bombs and use them for battlefield support. With ground support from the jets and zero possible support from the RAF for the British, it wouldn't even be a contest.

  • 150 factory hits per day for 2 weeks? So around 2,000 factories hit by bombs. That sounds pretty intense and damaging.

  • Use the Luftwaffe to target Royal Navy vessels instead to take pressure off the U-boats trying to stop convoys from coming in.

  • This kind of reminded me of the “in the balance” series by harry turtledove. Basically aliens invade in May 1942 with 1990s weapons technology. Kind of the same idea the The aliens have superior technology but are outnumbered and can’t re-supply as easily.

  • Sorry but there are a lot of inaccuracies in this vid. Yes generally IR gets attenuated significantly through cloud. However the wavelength used for military target designators does not (1300 and 1350nm). Attenuation through cloud is only 50% for these wavelengths. These are relatively high power units on aircraft and can have a range of 40NM. So through cloud they would still have a range of 20NM or roughly 38km.Except of course you are never going to get cloud cover from ground up to say 10km altitude. You would have 25% of that maximum. Yes you are lasing at an angle through it but that is not going to be for more than 20,000 meters in an extreme case. So that is half the effective range used up for 25% of the distance. This makes actual range 30NM which is still more than double what a Paveway III is dropped at. The other issue is that JDAM and every other satalite controlled missile also has an INS mode. These though they are not as accurate as GPS still have a MIR (mean impact radius) of less than 25 meters. IE not relevant for a 1000 pounder on a soft target.

  • This is a strange choice for a topic to start with – how does it make sense to pitch Germany’s Airforce of today vs WW2 Royal Air Force? Pure nonsense.

    Also this video misses the most important point: What the Brits called the Battle of Britain, the Germans called Operation Sea Lion. Sea Lion’s objective was to gain air superiority over England. Once air superiority was established, ground troops would invade England. The video totally misses this.

  • We Germans laugh about our army because most of it is not really operational at all and is missing parts and maintenance because of incompetent politicians

  • Anyone that’s played the game, CivilizationV can tell you an army from WWII would not survive against a modern army. 🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  • It's not so much hitting the factories (or the cities, radars or airbases) that would win them it. It would be hitting the infrastructure and logistics.
    The railways and bridges and power stations would be taken out immediately with decent weapons and slow British production to a crawl. Yes, you can repair them, and things were more decentralized back then (plenty of big industrial centres had their own power generation), but when you can reliably take out transport lines and power generation a war economy back then simply doesn't work (nor would it now in a full wartime scenario).
    So, of course 2020 Germany would win. Kinda obvious. Although, it was interesting to show the sheer industrial and manpower muscle required to support a full wartime economy back in WWII compared to how we do it these days in a time a moderate peace. Losses were expected, and could be sustained. Quantity had the required quality of its own, because this was true war, not a skirmish to gain mining, or trading, or political, or oil drilling rights for rich men.

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  • There is one thing that wasn't considered here: The Germans were already experimenting with jet technology during the war, earlier research into jet engines were put off because lack of interest, suddenly being shown that jets work, and work well, and provide a significant speed advantage, would most likely increase interest in producing and testing jet technology sooner rather than later, once the modern jets started to break down they'd probably start to try and produce their own with perfectly good examples in front of them. Sure the planes they made wouldn't be as sophisticated, but they'd still probably start producing jet engine aircraft, if not jet engine bombers and other aircraft that could sustain higher altitudes as well as faster speeds easily outrunning british counterparts, also the German rocket program would get a boost from this as well, you wouldn't see anything on par with the modern counterparts but you'd see some pretty interesting technology adaptations from the sudden spike of knowledge gained just by being able to study these aircraft and their technology.

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  • You don't need precision guided bombs for everything. Germany could use anti-ship missiles and precision bombs to take out the Royal Navy or at least their major fleet elements. For many other targets, dumb bombs are just fine. Modern planes have bombing computers with much higher accuracy than World War 2 systems . Israel was able to take out to an Iraqi reactor without using guided munitions.

  • I all ways find it funny when people say Germany lost the battle of Brittan it was realistically a draw and even if Germany didn't change from bombing strategic targets to just civilians it would have made little difference as the RAF bombing of Germany didn't really make much of an impact till 1943 and that was more to do with America.

    The UK lost almost 2,000 aircraft Germany lost almost 2,000 aircraft.
    The biggest difference was Airmen killed Germany lost 2x more men would make sense they were sending over bombers not just fighters.
    UK produced about 15,000 aircraft in 1941
    Germany over 11,000
    Germany also had bigger fish to fry they were invading the soviets and needed more aircraft for that in fact they started the attack against the soviets with some 5,000+ aircraft and lost almost 3,000 by the end of 41 Russia lost some 21,000.

    ww2 Total production of air craft the UK produced about 131,000 planes in ww2. Germany almost 120,000
    Uk best production year was just over 26,000 aircraft Germans was over 40,000

  • Modern luftwaffe should prioritize smashing the Royal Navy and SUPRESSING the RAF. They can EASILY do that, and that was what the battle of britain really was about.

  • If they could get 21st century weapons to 1939/40, what prevents re-supply? If they can send some into the past, surely sending more would not be a problem.

  • While I enjoy almost all content from the channel, this offering is a little silly. Of course modern technology would triumph over that of 80 years ago despite logistical difficulties. Perhaps do videos regarding past conflicts that never happened, such as Great Britain vs Prussia circa 1870? Same era and same technology.

  • Surely if they targeted the Royal Navy they'd make better use of their limited resources and be far more effective at reducing Britain's ability to stay in the war.
    By targeting cruisers, battleships and carriers they'd make it fart more difficult for Britain to get resources from the USA and their colonies and possibly make the US a more cautious ally if they cannot get their convoys across the Atlantic.

    By targeting dry docks and shipyards they make it next to impossible for the Brits to build new ships and maintain the ones they do have and many of the resources required to build aircraft, especially aluminium and rubber, weren't available locally which would significantly affect production of new planes.

    Modern Inertial Navigation Systems )INS) can largely replace GPS, as far as navigation is concerned, and by targeting political and historic landmarks, might just make the Brits rrage quit.

  • Personally I think it would have been more interesting if you pitted the modern RAF agains the modern Lufftwaffe in the battle of

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  • First of all it is an assumption that the Modern Luftwaffe would engage with the WW2 RAF. Instead they would send out a few decoys to cause confusion. And would then target specific infrastructure.
    It would be devastating to the WW2 war efforts.
    So much so that after a few weeks it would ground the vast majority of the RAF. The tactics that the Modern Luftwaffe would use in dealing with the RAF would be attack from above at speed.
    The Modern Luftwaffe could do all of this only using a skeleton force saving the majority of the fleet for large targeted raids on infrastructure.

  • This is like saying "What if we put the modern Bundeswehr against the 1941 Red Army in Barbarossa?" Still a good video though.

  • I think this would be more interesting if both parties had the modern versions of their air forces. I know that the current RAF and Luftwaffe have basically the same planes, but the way they use those planes and and the quantities they have that matter.

  • You forgot what Luftwaffes mission was – Gain air and sea superiority in order to land ground forces in UK.

    That mean that the modern Luftwaffe would make short eork of royal navy and keep the airforce at bay long enough for operation Sealion to be launched and or to use theyre transportd to land a few hundred airborne troops per sortie. That would be a devasting bliw ti the brittish whom would be deefeated in weeks. Johan.

  • Are not the 2020 Luftwaffe in a very bad shape? With a dramatic shortage of pilots and spare parts? And with many planes grounded due to lack of maintenance? I doubt they would be able to get more than a handful of planes in the air at any given moment.

  • Wouldn't it be much more Practical, to use the Modern Luftwaffe against the British Navy with there guided Bombs? Beeing able to destroy those Battleships and Carriers, would give Germany the overhand on the Sea to succeed with there operation to starve the British Military on resources and give than the option to go through with there Invasion Plan of the Isle… and than use the Luftwaffe on the RAF…

  • I still think my old man & his mates would give you & yours a good run for your money regardless of timeline.😉
    Great vid.

  • Some years ago the Luftwaffe had only 3 eurofighter typhoons able to flight, making Belgian air force a better than Germany. I hope the situation changed.

  • It is important to remember the initial goal of the Battle of Britain. The Germans wanted to neutralize the RAF so the Luftwaffe could then focus on the Royal Navy. With jets like these, this coukd have been done before the RAF was taken out of the fight, as the British fighters do not form a great threat to the modern jets. Witb their smart munitions the jets could hit the British ships with great precision and effectiveness. The Royal Navy would probably have been decimated. After this operation Sealion could have been initiated and tge Luftwaffe could concentrate on the RAF. Once ashore, the superiority of the German army in 1940 over the British army would probably mean the end of the United Kingdom.

  • If the WW2 planes could win this… then why would we even have these modern planes HMMMMMMM…
    It is almost like jets are better then prop planes for a reason