Osprey New Vanguard 82 : V-2 Ballistic Missile 1944-1954
The German A-4 ballistic missile, which is better known by its propaganda name as the V-2, was the world's first ballistic missile. The V-2 was the forerunner of the Cold War ballistic missiles and saw combat use in 1944-45. 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. Text by Steven J Zaloga with illustrations by Robert Calow.
- Design and Development
- Operation History
- Colour Plate Commentary
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