V-1 Flying Bomb 1942–52

Hitler’s infamous “doodlebug”

V-1 Flying Bomb 1942–52 cover

V-1 Flying Bomb 1942–52

Hitler’s infamous “doodlebug”

Description

The first deployment of the V-1 was in June 1944 when, following two years of tests, Hitler gave the order to attack England. Known to the Allies as the "Buzz Bomb" or "Doodlebug", the V-1 was the world's first cruise missile. This book explores the V-1 in detail, from its initial concept, first use in 1944, the various Allied counter-measures, and the later use of the V-1 during the Battle of the Bulge. The major foreign derivatives, including the US copy "JB-2 Loon" and numerous post-war Soviet variants, are also covered.

Product details

Published Jul 20 2011
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781849089548
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 15 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 106
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

Illustrator

Jim Laurier

Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives i…

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