The V-1 (Vergeltungswaffe Eins, or Vengeance Weapon One), was the world's first operational cruise missile. This name was given to it by the Nazi Propaganda Ministry. Powered by a simple but noisy pulsejet that earned it the Allied nicknames of "buzz bomb" and "doodle bug," more than 20,000 were launched at British and continental targets, mostly London and Antwerp, from June 1944 to March 1945. Created by Mark Avino Date Created 12/22/2017 Source Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Keywords Aviation; Cold War; Military; Missiles; Records & Firsts; Space; World War II Rights and Restrictions CC0
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