Return of the Space Nazis!
At the tail end of WWII the Germans whisked away their top scientists; Wernher von Braun, Hermann Oberth, Kurt Diebner, Eugen Sanger as well as Reimar and Walter Horten; each the master of their respective fields. This group of radical fascists and mad scientists slipped away from earth and found a new home among the stars. Meanwhile back on Earth WWII ends, Europe is split between the west and east, and without the Nazi scientists space exploration stagnates, rocket development comes to a grinding halt and the cold war freezes, without the assistance of the Nazi scientists airplanes are the main method of transporting nuclear weapons. In the mid 1950’s a mass exodus of skilled workers from east Germany causes the soviet poster boy of socialism to collapse and after Stalin’s death there is a massive power struggle and the soviet union at large falls under its own weight. Skip forward to the 1980’s and the new Sino-Russo-Anglo alliance is taking its first steps into space. A joint American and Russian mission to the moon touches down for the first time, and they find something. A recently abandoned base with remarkably Teutonic design and overtones. During the exploration of the base the team activates something, something that brings the Nazis back! A fleet of Nazi warships CTLS (close to light speed) jump back to earth and begin to attack. Large aspects of their technology is advanced i.e. CTLS travel, directional energy weapons and actual space travel. Their tech advancement is retarded in some aspects i.e. large cumbersome mechanical computers, the main guns on their war ships are still chemically propelled and they still use rotor topped VTOL’s. The attack on earth is told from the perspective of the Lunar landing mission.
Crazy Nazi inventions! All of the listed inventions were real projects.
-Nachtsichtgeraten. German night vision. Mounted on all Nazi vehicles
-Weser WP 1003/1. German tilt rotor VTOLs. Main troop transport.
-Heliofly III/57. Strap on helicopter. Shock troop transport.
-Braun Space station and A9-A12 launch vehicle. First steps into space.
-Horten Ho IXB Nachtjager. Super night fighter. Modified for space conditions.
-Diebner Atomic bomb/power. Main power source.
-Silbervogel bomber. Germans first wave attack.
-Type XI-V U-Cruiser. Early German space ship design.
I can't decide whether to make and SCP out of the tech or a tale of the foundation coming across them in space.