V-2 Ballistic Missile 1942-52 by Steven J. ZalogaV-2 Ballistic Missile 1942-52 by Steven J. Zaloga

V-2 Ballistic Missile 1942-52

bySteven J. ZalogaIllustratorRobert Calow

Paperback | August 20, 2003

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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 examines 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.
Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He is a senior analyst with Teal Group Corp. and editor of their publication World Missiles Briefing, an industry trade publication on current developments in missile technology and production. He also serves as adjunct staff with the St...
Title:V-2 Ballistic Missile 1942-52Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.86 × 7.21 × 0.13 inPublished:August 20, 2003Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1841765414

ISBN - 13:9781841765419

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and Development · Operation History · Variants · Colour plate commentary

Editorial Reviews

"The design and operational history presented by Mr. Zaloga is great reading and well presented. The numerous pictures and drawings compliment the text well. Anyone interested in WWII history will enjoy reading this book. Recommended." -Bryan Dewberry, Armorama (December 2003)