Hitler's Miracle Weapons: The Secret History of the Rockets and Flying Crafts of the Third Reich

Volume 2 - From the V-1 to the A-9; Unconventional short- and medium-range weapons

Friedrich Georg

Date Published :
May 2005
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Illustration :
16 pages color plates, 31 b/w photos, diagrams, documents
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781906033439
Pages : 136
Dimensions : 12 X 8.75 inches
Stock Status : Available


Following on from the success of volume 1, Friedrich Georg's second book in the series covers unconventional short- and medium-range weapons. In particular, this volume includes a wealth of information about the V-rocket program, not just the more familiar V-1 and V-2, but special variants of these two rockets as well as later experimental craft and weaponry. Following a fascinating examination of prewar efforts to build flying bombs, the author examines the V-1 and V-2 projects in great detail. Particular attention is paid to special variants that have previously received little coverage. These include the V-2 A-4 'America Rocket', and V-2s designed to carry nuclear and radiological warheads. The capability of the Germans to deploy such weapons is also discussed. A large number of weird and wonderful projects that never left the drawing board are examined, including the FR-35, V-6, V-101, Waterfall and Naval EMW A-7 rockets. The fascinating final section examines German plans to utilize such rocketry against London and Paris in 1945, as well as recounting the activities of V-weapons on other fronts, including Italy, Yugoslavia and the Eastern Front. The text is supported by b/w photographs and 16 superb pages of color artwork, including profiles, computer-generated images of designs that never flew, and pictures of the author's own models.

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