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- DescriptionDesigned to change the course of the war, the V weapons required ambitious plans to defend their expensive and complicated launch sites. Steven J Zaloga describes the configuration and planned deployment of heavy missile sites, as well as the unique Allied tactics developed to counter this threat, including a remote-control version of the B-17 bomber. From the V-1 ski sites to the mobile basing employed by the V-2 units and the other secret weapons bases like the 'V-3' high-pressure gun at Mimoyeques, this book examines the impact of these weapon systems and defences t only on the war but on modern weaponry. With many of the sites described still surviving today, this is a perfect companion for a tour of the V weapon sites built during World War II.
- Author BiographySteven J Zaloga was born in 1952. He received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armored vehicle development. He has also always been fascinated by the weapons systems of World War II and he has written extensively on the subject. The author lives in Abingdon, MD.
- Author(s)Steven Zaloga
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication02/01/2008
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Series TitleFortress
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 72
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOsprey Publishing
- Content NoteIllustrations (chiefly col.)
- Weight245 g
- Width184 mm
- Height248 mm
- Spine7 mm
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