V-2 Ballistic Missile 1942–52

V-2 Ballistic Missile 1942–52 cover

V-2 Ballistic Missile 1942–52

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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 examines 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and Development · Operation History · Variants · Colour plate commentary

Product details

Published Aug 20 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841765419
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 5 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 82
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Steven J. Zaloga

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

Illustrator

Robert Calow

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