Reply to post: whereas the Germans were ill-prepared and making it up as they went along.

The Battle of Britain couldn't have been won without UK's homegrown tech innovations

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whereas the Germans were ill-prepared and making it up as they went along.

Even the competent ones who were capable of planning were hampered by having a Führer who considered himself way more competent than he actually was, with very few staff capable of steering him away from disastrous actions. Resulting in him regularly biting off (more curtains) than he could chew.

There was also a lack of coordination between the Heer, Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe about inventions they were presented with, quite often developing similar stuff separately as well as just going with the totally bonkers because someone higher up was married to the inventor's niece or something.

whereas the Germans took off on a planned mission and then could only react to what the British did with the forces on the spot.

Also, a German plane shot down over England was lost, including its crew. RAF pilots and planes had a decent chance of getting refurbished and return to action if they were still reasonably intact.

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