rules will help you incorporate these new units into your “AMERIKA” game. Feel free to pick and choose which ones to use so
long as all players agree. These can help balance the game when players of
differing skill levels play against each other, or add new dimensions and
strategy for advanced players.
Silbervogel “Silverbird” bomber developed from the idea of an
intercontinental bomber that would glide around the world on the fringes of
space and the Earth’s atmosphere. Launched from a base in Nazi Occupied Europe,
it would travel down an approximately three-mile long monorail track, launched
initially by V-2 rocket engines into space at a speed so fast, it would circle
the earth in only a few hours. Its payload was to be a single composite bomb
containing nuclear particles in a fashion similar to “chaff”, with an initial
detonation in the higher atmosphere above a city to ensure complete coverage of
the nuclear material.
The bomb itself was a 5,000-pound high explosive warhead wrapped in
special insulated blankets of radioactive silicone, detonating at about
2,000-3,000 feet above the target city. The end result would be radioactive
sickness and death for those on the receiving end.
After mission completion, the bomber would glide back to Germany
reentering the atmosphere gradually and landing at a specially designated
airfield. The cost of producing the bomb and the bomber itself though would
render this weapon as a relatively expensive endeavor suited mostly for
preemptive strikes against heavily fortified cities with the aim to wipe them