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November 13th, 2014  
Kesse81
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JOC
You will agree that the V-weapons were designed as a method to get back at England. V for vengeance "at Britain"
Actually it´s not what "V" stands for.
The term vengeance weapons (Vergeltungswaffen) or wonderweapon (Wunderwaffe) was names the German Propaganda Ministry gave them.
V stood for Versuchsmuster (experimental)
November 17th, 2014  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tetvet
V2 only carried a one ton explosive war head hardly enough to do very much damage .
Not only would the war head explode, so would the fuel load which was almost four tons of ethanol, which was extremely volatile. It would have done a lot of damage. Have you never seen German newsreel of a V2 crashing after lift off?
November 17th, 2014  
tetvet
 
The V2 was a harassment and little more , it flew at 1000 miles an hour and could not be shot down like the V1 which flew at 400-450 mph , by the time the V2 arrived over England it was out of fuel where it fell nobody knows it just dropped , the V2 was not a guided missal . Considering the allies dropped 1.6 million tons of bombs over Europe the V2 was a drop in the bucket .
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November 17th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kesse81
Actually it´s not what "V" stands for.
The term vengeance weapons (Vergeltungswaffen) or wonderweapon (Wunderwaffe) was names the German Propaganda Ministry gave them.
V stood for Versuchsmuster (experimental)
The V-2 (German: Vergeltungswaffe 2, "Retribution Weapon 2")
November 17th, 2014  
tetvet
 
The bombing of Dresden killed 55000 civilians in ONE night most of them burned to death , 15000 more than were killed during the ENTIRE BLITZ .
November 17th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tetvet
V2 only carried a one ton explosive war head hardly enough to do very much damage .
Are you kidding one killed my great grandfather and took out a portion of a city block with him in London.


Quote:
Originally Posted by tetvet
The V2 was a harassment and little more , it flew at 1000 miles an hour and could not be shot down like the V1 which flew at 400-450 mph , by the time the V2 arrived over England it was out of fuel where it fell nobody knows it just dropped , the V2 was not a guided missal . Considering the allies dropped 1.6 million tons of bombs over Europe the V2 was a drop in the bucket .
The V2 was responsible for > 9000 civilian deaths. The guidance wasn't that bad considering the era in which they were designed and the fact that they were the 1st guided missile ever designed, accuracy increased as the war continued". Hitler wanted enough accuracy to hit London and such and they did a darn good job of that. They weren't accurate enough to hit a specific target which proved out to be the case when they used them in an attempt to take out the bridge at Remagen Germany. In flight they traveled at ~ 3600/MPH
November 18th, 2014  
tetvet
 
3600 mph now that's fast hit England 7 min after lift off , Hitler's problem not England's was Germany could not increase the warhead from one ton so basically it remained a harassment weapon .
November 18th, 2014  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tetvet
The V2 was a harassment and little more , it flew at 1000 miles an hour and could not be shot down like the V1 which flew at 400-450 mph , by the time the V2 arrived over England it was out of fuel where it fell nobody knows it just dropped , the V2 was not a guided missal . Considering the allies dropped 1.6 million tons of bombs over Europe the V2 was a drop in the bucket .
Obviously you have never been on the recieving end of a V2, if you had you wouldn't consider it to be a "drop in a bucket"
November 18th, 2014  
Kesse81
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JOC
The V-2 (German: Vergeltungswaffe 2, "Retribution Weapon 2")
Thanks for the language lesson, but I speak fluent German.
Now, don´t trust everything it says on Wikipedia.

Versuchsmuster-1 is the correct initial German term for the V-1. The operational version was codenamed Flakzielgerät 76 (FZG-76)"Anti-Aircraft target device 76 " later renamed Fieseler Fi 103.

The official name for the V-2 was Fernrakete A4 (A4 = Aggregat 4)
Vergeltungswaffen / Wunderwaffe are names made up by the German Propaganda Ministry.

You can see that, if you one day visit Penemünde in Germany.
November 18th, 2014  
lljadw
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tetvet
The bombing of Dresden killed 55000 civilians in ONE night most of them burned to death , .

These are neo-nazi propaganda figures .

An official German report (from 22 march 1945) is talking of 18000 dead and 35000 missing;missing are not dead .
 


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