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New Vanguard 82: V-2 Ballistic Missile 1942-52

by Steve Zaloga

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  1. V-1 Flying Bomb 1942-52: Hitler's infamous 'doodlebug' (New Vanguard) by Steve Zaloga (2005)
  2. Luftwaffe Fighter Units: Europe 1942-1945 (Osprey Airwar 24) by Christopher Shores (1979)
  3. Jagdflieger: Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot 1939-45 (Warrior) by Robert Stedman (2008)
  4. German Night Fighter Aces of World War 2 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 20) by Jerry Scutts (1998)
  5. Flak: German Anti-Aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945 by Edward B. Westermann (2001)
  1. Jagdgeschwader 2 : 'Richthofen' (Osprey Aviation Elite 1) by John Weal (2000)
  2. Luftwaffe Field Divisions 1941-45 by Kevin Ruffner (1990)
  3. P-51 Mustang vs Fw 190: Europe 1943-45 (Duel) by Martin Bowman (2007)
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    V-1 Flying Bomb 1942-52: Hitler's infamous 'doodlebug' (New Vanguard) by Steve Zaloga (SV1XV)
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    Most Secret War by R.V. Jones (SV1XV)
    SV1XV: A major part of R. V. Jones' book deals with intelligence about V-1 and V-2.

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The German V-2 was the world's first ballistic missile used in combat. It was a technological marvel that pioneered many key innovations in missile technology. But as a weapon, it was a complete flop, costing Germany enormous resources for very meager results.
The cost of development and manufacture of the V-2 was staggering, estimated by a post-war US study as about $2 billion, or about the same amount as was spent on the Allied atomic bomb program.
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