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German Secret Weapons of the Second World War: The Missiles, Rockets, Weapons and New Technology of the Third Reich
     

German Secret Weapons of the Second World War: The Missiles, Rockets, Weapons and New Technology of the Third Reich

by Ian V. Hogg
 

The phrase “German secret weapons” immediately conjures up images of the V-1 and V-2 missiles that bombarded London in 1944. But what about the V-3 and V-4? What about Schmetterling, the Röchling shell, the Kurt bomb, the Hs293? These, and many other devices, were part of the German secret armory, but are relatively unknown—even decades later&

Overview

The phrase “German secret weapons” immediately conjures up images of the V-1 and V-2 missiles that bombarded London in 1944. But what about the V-3 and V-4? What about Schmetterling, the Röchling shell, the Kurt bomb, the Hs293? These, and many other devices, were part of the German secret armory, but are relatively unknown—even decades later—to all but a handful of specialists. And what about the German nuclear bomb? And the issue of chemical warfare?

The sheer magnitude of the secret weapon projects of the Third Reich is revealed in German Secret Weapons of the Second World War. Written by one of the world’s great experts on weaponry, the book captures both the reality behind the weapons actually produced and the intentions behind projects still in their infancy when the war ended. It further examines the various fields in which the Germans concentrated their weapon development, discussing the multiplicity of ideas, the difficulties of realizing them, and, in several cases, their exploitation by the victors. (Where feasible, comparisons with Allied projects are also drawn and blueprint drawings provided.) Along the way, the book explodes some of the myths surrounding Hitler’s secret weapons to reveal a truth all the stranger for being fact. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435104440
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
05/24/2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Ian V. Hogg (1926-2002) served in the military for 27 years. Upon retiring in 1972, he held the appointment of Master Gunner at the Royal Military College of Science, where he taught on the subjects of firearms, artillery, and their ammunition and use. He is the author of dozens of books, including German Artillery of World War II and The World’s Sniping Rifles.

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