Nazi UFO Toy Pulled From Shelves For Being Historically Inaccurate


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A German toy company discontinued a product that suggested that Nazis pioneered space travel, according to a Tuesday report.

The North Rhine-Westphalia company, Revell, sold the toy and described it as “the first object in the world capable of flying in space,” reported Newsweek. The German Children’s Protection Association and the Military History Museum claimed that the spaceship was historically inaccurate.

Revell asserted on the toy’s box that the ship could achieve a speed of 3,728 miles per hour, but did not surpass the test phase due to World War II.

“At the time it was technologically impossible to build something like this,” historian Jans Wehner told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “Enthusiasts can use this as a strategy to cast doubt on what we know today about National Socialism.”

“It is in fact a legendary, extraordinary aircraft that cannot be proven in terms of existence,” a Revell spokeswoman told Newsweek. “Unfortunately, our product description does not adequately express this and we apologize for it.”

The company is investigating how the product reached stores, but variations of it, perhaps manufactured by a different company, still seem to be available online. (RELATED: A Remote-Controlled Sex Toy Exposed 50,000 People’s Sex Lives, Says Security Company)

Revell did not return The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for additional comment.

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