Classification: Terrestrial technology

Creator: Unrevealed

Users/Possessors: Staff included: Elga, Colonel Klaue, Siegfried, Major Tuschoff

First Appearance: Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#39 (February, 1967)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: Festung von Furcht ("Fortress of Fear") was a secret base of the Nazis built into the side of a mountain. It was the site of Project: Thunderer, which produced the Thunderer jet-propelled plane, and contained a ramp for the plane to exit through the side of the mountain.

History: (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#39) - Festung von Furcht was invaded by the Howling Commandos, who had come to learn the secret of Project: Thunderer. They fought their way past Colonel Klaue, and their old sparring partner Siegfried. When they finally found the Thunderer jet, they used it to escape the fortress, with Eric Koenig piloting them back to England in the jet.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Dick Ayers and John Tartaglione.

by Prime Eternal

Der Festung von Furcht sollte nicht mit verwirrt werden:


The Thunderer was a jet-propelled plane based on the work of a Dr. Draus. It was constructed at Festung von Furcht and intended to be launched from there. When the Howling Commandos found the Thunderer, Eric Koenig piloted it out of Festung von Furcht and back to England. Although Koenig was forced to crash-land the jet, wrecking it, they managed to set the Nazis research back two years.

--Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#39

MAJOR TUSCHOFF and other female officers

Major Tuschoff (blonde, far right), Elga (redhead, second from left), and two other female officers were among the staff at Festung von Furcht. When Eric Koenig entered the facility, he was able to charm his way past the women, and tricked them into telling him where to find Project: Thunderer. They soon realized their mistake and alerted Colonel Klaue, but none of their defenses were able to stop the Howling Commandos.

--Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#39

Images taken from:
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#39, page 17, panel 7 (not counting ads)
Thunderer- Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#39, page 16, panel 6 (not counting ads)
Tuschoff- Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#39, page 5 panel 5 (not counting ads)

Last updated: 04/29/06

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