The Great Space Race


V-2 launchings, 1944

3 minutes

Colour film of test and operational firings. Note, the narrator states that 10,000 V-2s were fired during WW2. The actual figure was closer to 4000, with around 3500 of these being launched against London and Antwerp. The rest were mainly test firings and a few at random targets.

The number quoted probably includes the V-1 Flying Bomb (also known as the Buzz-Bomb) of which 6000 were launched against Britain - most being destroyed before reaching their target by fighters and AA fire.


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