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.......... Then gets weird/angry and says the guy who designed it was hitlers boy. He designed the tiger tank and a GREAT BUG. ...........
Sorry, the powers that were thought Porsche's design was "too complex" but did like the turret. However, even the turret design never made it to production.

Tiger II
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_II

PORSCHE AND HENSCHEL TURRETS?
https://blog.tiger-tank.com/headline-news/turrets/

VK 4501 (P)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VK_4501_(P)

The "BUG" may have had more than one aspect in common with a prior design or two.

Held as a war criminal, an Italian that wanted an engine design bailed him out.

Or the below version.

First Porsche completed
https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-porsche-completed
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At war’s end, the French accused the elder Porsche of war crimes and imprisoned him for more than a year. Ferry struggled to keep the family firm afloat. He built a Grand Prix race car, the Type 360 Cisitalia, for a wealthy Italian industrialist, and used the money to pay his father’s bail.
I've never had anyone insult me about the car.

We live in weird times, chalk it up to that.
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