V-2 Ballistic Missile 1942-52 (Osprey New Vanguard 82)
Osprey Publishing | 2003 | ISBN-10: 1841765414 | ISBN-13: 978 1841765419 | English | 50 Pages | PDF(e-book) | 2,6 MB
The German A-4 ballistic missile, better known by its propaganda name of V-2, was the world's first successful ballistic missile, breaking through the atmosphere to reach its target quicker. It was a forerunner of Cold War ballistic missiles and its combat use in 1944-45 set the pattern for the use of Scud ballistic missiles in recent decades. The V-2 offensive lasted from September 1944 until March 1945 with over 3,000 rockets being launched. This book will examine the combat record of the V-2 in World War II, with a special focus on how a German missile battalion actually prepared and fired its missiles.
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