New Vanguard 82: V-2 Ballistic Missile 1942-52
ISBN/ASIN: 1841765414,9781841765419 | 2003 | English | pdf | 48/50 pages | 2.60 Mb
Publisher: Osprey Publishing | Author: Steven Zaloga, Robert Calow
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.