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ytareh
08-04-2005, 08:43 AM
If youre like me you'll buy every available add on ,install all the patches etc while kinda realising that if you live to be 200 you'll probably only barely scratch the surface of all the stuff in them....missions,skins,tutorials etc.Well thsi afternoon I was reinstalling Operation Barbarossa and while doing so leafing through the manual.A Luftwaffe pilot was describing in a short story how he had been hit while destroying a Sturmovik.He got back to his lines but described his fear beforehand as he checked for his food,pistol,map,compass and "PIRVITIN" tablets.Well I was mildly curious about this...What were these ?Suicide pills?VITamins?Eh no!Apparently the German armed forces in WW" were handed out Pirvitin like Smarties/Candy.What is is? "Methamphetamine" or Speed!

p1ngu666
08-04-2005, 09:07 AM
oh ya, alot where on various drugs..

Nick_Toznost
08-04-2005, 10:42 AM
Methamphetamine I think was accidently invented in Germany in 1912. Amphetamines are speed. Methamphetamines are basically "Ecstasy".
I can't see what good that would do a German pilot behind enemy lines, guess he'd want to hug everyone and buy the Russians drinks all night, or perhaps it took his mind off being interrogated.

rnzoli
08-04-2005, 11:04 AM
I can't see what good that would do a German pilot behind enemy lines
Take his mind off hunger, thirst, exhaustion.

Disco bar owners hate "Extasy" because the kids can dance and rave all night, with all too little consumption of bewerages and food (= lower profit for the owners).

Being a tired soldier is almost being a defeated soldier. Been there, done that, I wish I had some tablets like that sometimes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Nick_Toznost
08-04-2005, 11:33 AM
yup, im fully aware of why it was issued. I was being silly. Methamphetamine doesn't have the intense "comedown" that speed does. Ideal for keeping yourself up for a couple of days.

Weren't US troops given (amphetamine) speed during D-day? Were there not also trials involving giving German troops testosterone? Something I vaguely remember from a slim WW2 book I read.

Maybe I should wait until someone who knows about this subject posts here.

Atomic_Marten
08-04-2005, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by Nick_Toznost:
Methamphetamine I think was accidently invented in Germany in 1912. Amphetamines are speed. Methamphetamines are basically "Ecstasy".
I can't see what good that would do a German pilot behind enemy lines, guess he'd want to hug everyone and buy the Russians drinks all night, or perhaps it took his mind off being interrogated.

I don't really care about that stuff, just gimme YOUR stuff... musta be good. http://free-vk.t-com.hr/domagoj/smileys/hippie_1.gif

Udidtoo
08-04-2005, 08:30 PM
Sagen Sie nur nein. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

FI-Aflak
08-04-2005, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by Nick_Toznost:
Methamphetamine I think was accidently invented in Germany in 1912. Amphetamines are speed. Methamphetamines are basically "Ecstasy".
I can't see what good that would do a German pilot behind enemy lines, guess he'd want to hug everyone and buy the Russians drinks all night, or perhaps it took his mind off being interrogated.

Meth =/= Ecstasy.

LStarosta
08-04-2005, 10:12 PM
All I know is that Lasse Viren was a doper.

F16_Neo
08-05-2005, 10:08 AM
http://amphetamines.com/nazi.html