The V-2 bomb
The V-2 (German: Vergeltungswaffe 2, "Vengeance Weapon 2"), technical name Aggregat-4 (A4), was the world's first long-rangeballistic missile that was developed during the Second World War in Germany, specifically targeted at London and later Antwerp.
Commonly referred to as the V-2 rocket, the liquid-propellant rocket was a combat-ballistic missile, now considered short-range, and first known human artifact to enter outer space. It was the progenitor of all modern rockets, including those used by the United States and Soviet Union's space programs. During the aftermath of World War II the American, Soviet and British governments all gained access to the V-2's technical designs as well as the actual German scientists responsible for creating the rockets, via Operation Paperclip, Operation Osoaviakhim and Operation Backfire respectively.
The weapon was presented by Nazi propaganda as a retaliation for the bombers that attacked ever more German cities from 1942 until Germany surrendered.
Beginning in September 1944, over 3,000 V-2s were launched as military rockets by the German Wehrmacht against Allied targets during the war, mostly London and later Antwerp and Liège. According to a BBC documentary in 2011, the attacks resulted in the deaths of an estimated 9,000 civilians and military personnel, while 12,000 forced labourers and concentration camp prisoners were killed producing the weapons.

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V-2 rocket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The V-2 Rocket - Wernher Von Braun - Inventors - About.com
The V-2 Missile was developed in Germany from 1936 through the efforts of scientists led by Wernher von Braun.
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Germany conducts first successful V-2 rocket test — History.com ...
On this day in 1942, German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun's brainchild, the V-2 missile, is fired successfully from Peenemunde, as island off Germany's ...
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V2ROCKET.COM - The A-4/V-2 Resource Site - The V-2 Rocket
Learn about the A4/V2 development history, specifications, deployment, and combat operations. Also includes notes about the scientists and theories behind  ...
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V2ROCKET.COM - Timeline of V2 Attacks
Oct 17, 2013 ... Best available data complied pertaining to V-2 rocket attacks during WW2.
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Wernher von Braun's V-2 Rocket | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian
In 1960, Columbia Pictures released a movie about NASA rocket scientist ... The V-2 rocket—looming over visitors like a Tyrannosaurus rex—represents the ...
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V-2 Flying Bombs - Spartacus Educational
In the summer of 1942, Germany began working on two new secret weapon, the V-1 Flying Bomb, a pilotless monoplane that was powered by a pulse-jet motor ...
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The V-2 development complex at Peenemünde on the Baltic coast was bombed in August 1943 and early 1944, so production was moved to the tunnels in the ...
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V1 and V2 Rockets - GHN: IEEE Global History Network
There was no defense, however, from the German's other missile system, the V2. This liquid-fueled rocket had a longer range and a greater payload than the V1.
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Commonly referred to as the V-2 rocket, the liquid-propellant rocket was a ... University of Berlin, where he assisted Oberth in liquid-fueled rocket motor tests.
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A-4/V-2 rocket at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London. On loan from Cranfield University (verified). This rocket was originally prepared for Operation ...
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V-Bommen op Antwerpen (V-Bombs on Antwerp). Antwerp: Standaard ... Cooksley, Peter G. Flying Bomb. ... Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951. Culver ...
V-2 - Encyclopedia Astronautica
V-2 space launch vehicle rocket. ... Siddiqi, Asif A, The Soviet Space Race With Apollo, University Press of Florida, 2003. Parsch, Andreas, DesignationSystems.
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The V2 rocket was the world's first ballistic missile. It was ... It was naturally shortened to V2. .... Paul Th.L.M. van Woerkom, Delft University of Technology.
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Mar 29, 2012 ... Powerful weapon: A V2 rocket in process of elevation to the vertical firing position . ... The onslaught of 1,400 V-2 rockets - and 10,000 V-1 flying bombs ...... of English is now Masters student competing for Miss World University ...
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The V-2 missile rocket was developed in Germany from 1936 through the ... Von Braun earned his bachelor's degree at the age of 20 from the University of ...
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The New York Times Complete World War 2: All the Coverage from the Battlefields and the Home Front
The New York Times Complete World War 2: All the Coverage from the Battlefields and the Home Front
2013
*STARRED REVIEW* This well-priced large volume and accompanying DVD-ROM (not seen) presents almost 100,000 pieces from the morgue of the Times, with accompanying photos or maps, representing its war coverage for the duration, including pieces about the home front as well as the battles around the globe. After a generic foreword by Tom Brokaw, there...
Gravity's Rainbow
Gravity's Rainbow
Thomas Pynchon, 2012
Winner of the 1974 National Book Award “A screaming comes across the sky. . .” A few months after the Germans’ secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map of the city pinpointing the ...
Mighty Avengers Vol. 2: Venom Bomb (v. 2)
Mighty Avengers Vol. 2: Venom Bomb (v. 2)
2012
Collects Mighty Avengers #7-11. Monsters, monarchs and madmen! The CIVIL WAR may be over, but the SECRET INVASION has just begun! Iron Man's new government-backed, handpicked Avengers roster - Ms. Marvel, Wasp, Black Widow, Wonder Man, Sentry and Ares - is a success. But when their outlaw ex-teammate Spider-Woman shows up with evidence that sh...
Bombs Away!: The World War II Bombing Campaigns Over Europe
Bombs Away!: The World War II Bombing Campaigns Over Europe
John R. Bruning, 2011
Throughout the war there were 314 air raids on Berlin. All of this is covered in detail with authoritative text and hundreds of archival photographs, many rare or never before published.
Campbell Biology (9th Edition)
Campbell Biology (9th Edition)
Steven A. Wasserman, 2010
Helping Students Make Connections Across Biology Campbell BIOLOGY is the unsurpassed leader in introductory biology. The text’s hallmark values—accuracy, currency, and passion for teaching and learning—have made it the most successful college introductory biology book for eight consecutive editions. Building on the Key Concepts chapter framework of...
Encyclopedia of World War II
Encyclopedia of World War II
Alan Axelrod, Jack A. Kingston, 2007
the pulse jet engine, which propelled the V-1 to a top speed of 390 miles per hour . Initially ... V-2 rocket As with the V-1 buzz bomb, the “V” designation for this weapon was an abbreviation for Vergeltungswaffe, “vengeance weapon” or “ reprisal ...
V-1 Flying Bomb 1942-52: Hitler's infamous 'doodlebug' (New Vanguard)
V-1 Flying Bomb 1942-52: Hitler's infamous 'doodlebug' (New Vanguard)
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The unrivalled illustrated reference on fighting vehicles, transport and artillery through the ages. Each volume is illustrated throughout, making these books uniquely accessible to history enthusiasts of all ages.
Air Warfare: An International Encyclopedia
Air Warfare: An International Encyclopedia
Walter J. Boyne, 2002
V–1. Missile. and. V–2. Rocket. The well-known German vergeltungswaffen ( vengeance or retaliation or revenge weapons) were a last-ditch stand to stave off defeat in 1944–1945 by means of pilotless bombs that could be launched against  ...
German V-Weapon Sites 1943-45 (Fortress)
German V-Weapon Sites 1943-45 (Fortress)
Steven Zaloga, 2008
"An interesting, if brief, account of the sites and the Allied countermeasures, it is recommended to those with an interest in this phase of World War II."- The Coast Defense Journal (May 2008)"Steven J. Zaloga's German V-Weapon Sites 1943-45 joins others in Osprey's specialty 'Fortress' series, surveying how the ...
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Wernher von Braun's V-2 Rocket | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian
Although the Nazi
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Map Of V2 Rocket Strikes On London, Updated | Londonist
Readers share their memories of Hitler's rocket attacks.
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Billionaire Paul Allen gets V-2 rocket for aviation museum near Seattle - NBC News.com
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is selling some of his abstract art, and buying a historic rocket. The eclectic Seattle billionaire has...
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Army and Navy bomb specialists tackle V2 rocket | HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News
Home / Uncategorized / Army and Navy bomb specialists tackle V2 rocket Posts navigation.
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One dead, eight injured in belated World War II bomb explosion | The Verge
The second World War just claimed another victim 68 years after it ended. A construction worker in western Germany was killed when he ran over a bomb at a nearby rubble disposal site and it...
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Bomb experts find Nazi V2 rocket in British mud - The Local
A British bomb disposal squad recovered the tail section of a Nazi World War II V2 rocket found submerged in coastal mudflats on Saturday. The British military
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US: Defense Contractor Tried to Smuggle F-35 Blueprints to Iran | American Renaissance
Dual US-Iranian citizen Mozaffar Khazaee smuggled 44 boxes of documents from his defense contractor job.
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The V-2 Rocket - Hitler's Secret Weapons - YouTube
National Archives Identifier: 64978 (B&W, Silent) 3) LS V-2 rockets being fired into the air. 4) UpS V-2 rocket in flight. 5) DS Camera pans from R to L show...
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Blackhorse Action Group | V2 bomb sites in Walthamstow
View V2 sites in Walthamstow in a larger map A quick post to highlight this fascinating google map of V2 bomb attacks on Walthamstow in the final years of the 2nd World War. The maps creator, TimStroud got the information from “The Story of Civil Defense, by Ross Wyld.
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Russian Police Hunt For Alleged Suicide Bomber On The Loose in Sochi | Zero Hedge
Up until now, most terrorist provocations surrounding the Sochi winter olympics set to begin on February 7, had been in the surrounding cities (here is dramatic video footage of the recent suicide bombing in Sochi) while the actual venue has been largely left untouched. Perhaps this is due to the security gauntlet that has wrapped the city under the constant supervision of countless eyes in the sky and about 70,000 police and soldiers. This tenuous peace, however, was disturbed this morning when as Bloomberg reported, Russian police were searching for an alleged terrorist Razmena Ibragimova, according to a wanted poster on display at a security checkpoint in Sochi’s airport. Ibragimova, 22, is "currently located on Sochi territory" and may attempt a suicide bombing, according to the poster. According to information from BlogSochi she was spotted on the street outside the foreign ministry building in Sochi.
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