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24/12/1942 Buzzbomb's first powered flight


V-1 THE ROBOT BOMB - V 1 Bomb, Buzz Bomb , Doodlebug , Predecessor to Cruise Missile 20570


V1 Flight At the Air show


The V-1 Buzz Bomb

Early German cruise missile, the V-1 (V stands for Vergeltungswaffe, the vengeance weapon), made its first powered flight in Peenemunde, Germany. The bomb was the only aircraft in history to use the pulsejet. It is an engine type, in which combustion occurs in pulses. It can be made with few or no moving parts and does not need to have air forced into its inlet.
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    • Essentials 

    • Design and development 

    • Description 

    • Operation Eisbär 

    • Operation and effectiveness 

    • Experimental, piloted, and long-range variants 

    • Intelligence reports 

    • Countermeasures in England 

    • End of the V-1 attacks against England 

    • Assessment 

    • Belgian attacks 

    • Japanese developments 

    • Post-war 

    • Operators 

    • Surviving examples