V-2 Ballistic Missile 1944-54, Paperback Book

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:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781841765419



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