V-2 Ballistic Missile 1944-54 Paperback
Illustrated by Tony Bryan
Part of the Osprey New Vanguard S. series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 48 pages, 42 b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 20/08/2003
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781841765419