"Rubbish! It´s all Rubbish, just like i said"
The statement came from the Führer, and he was talking about the Russian Equipment that had been captured so far.
"I don´t see it quite that way, mein Führer..." said Halder "... the weaponry we´ve seen in the hands of the Russian soldier is comparable to ours."
"Then how do you explain these" The Führer said as he tossed a handful of Photos of a soviet planes, taken from the Russians as an airbase had been overrun. "These are biplanes, and 'Ratas´. We met them in Spain, during the Civil War, which we won btw." The Führer began.
"The I-16, is a dangerous plane, when used rightly. We have even had reports of some Soviet pilots using them as Airial rams." Halder pointed out.
"Rubbish!" The Führer exclaimed once again. "That plane is so bad, and fat as Winston Churchill" Everyone around the strategic planning table laughed.
"The I-16, the ´Rata´, is not the only plane we´ve encountered so far" Halder began explaining. "We´ve also engaged a number of very modern planes... the Yak-1."
"Inconsequential!" said the Führer "They don´t have many of them, and those they had we will shoot down easily, in fact we have downed half of those we have seen so far"
"That may be so" Halder began "but I also must report we have still to meet any of the Soviet Armor. And despite that we have lost quite a few of our own panzers"
"Yes, Yes... " The Führer waved his hand around like he was trying to chase away a fly "we have lost some Pz I & IIs. So what. They are obsolete compared to what we have been producing"
Halder grimmaced, and then he hit home with his argument. "Nothing we are building compared to what our recon planes took pictures of recently." He then tossed a single photo onto the table.
The Führer studied it, quite impressed. "What´s this?" he said...
"We are not entirely sure. Some of the prisoners we have caught refer to it as the KV-1." Halder explained.
"It looks massive!" The Führer said.
"Yes, quite" said Halder, "we were warned by Abwehr that tanks like these might exist. They seem to have picked up some intelligence on the subject, before we went to war with Russia..."
The Führer interrupted Halder, and said "Why was I not informed!"
"You were...." Halder said. "In any case it is a bit late for that"
"We are at war with the Soviets now, so one way or the other we have to find out how to combat this monster!" Halder continued.
"In the meantime, we have recieved word that Kaunas has been taken. That means that Lithuania is now under our control. Should we inform the masses of this?" Halder questioned.
"Yes, inform Reich News, they ought to make this a big headline" The Führer said.
"And report nothing of this so called superweapon, that the Soviets have" The Führer said. "We don´t want to give anybody the impression that we can be beat, at all!"
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