Possible poor quality control amongst the workers in occupied lands may have played a part in multiple breakdowns. The workers could have built to just within allowed tolerances so as to not bring down sanctions, without building to the best standards they were capable of.
Maybe but according to a book I read decades ago the Nazis were acting really clever when the occupied Czechoslovakia. First they raised the wages, then introduced a German style social security system with health insurance, paid vacations, pensions the lot. And then they raised the wages again. Informer reported that the Czechoslovakian workers considered Nazi Germany to be the most working class friendly regime.
Fair enough, but did the Germans take the same action with the French (that is aircraft manufacture) as I seem to recall a few projects were delayed before completion.
I accept that the Czechs were more closely related to the Germans than the French to Germans, (who after all had fought two previous wars in the last 75 years). Also the Czechs may have considered themselves to be on the winning side, which they were not of course. Czech AFVs seemed to serve the Wehrmacht well until the end of the war, of course.
Edited by DougRichards, 09 June 2019 - 0747 AM.