V-1: The Nazi "Buzz Bomb"

Ask an Expert Live

June 21, 2017 | 12:30pm
Presented Online

In this week's Ask an Expert Live, space history curator Michael Neufeld will discuss the Luftwaffe's V-1, the world's first operational cruise missile. Allied observers called it the "buzz bomb" for its noisy pulsejet engine, and the Nazi Propaganda Ministry dubbed it Vengeance Weapon No. 1, a "wonder weapon" to change the course of the war. However, it was far from that in its actual use. Join us on Facebook Live to find out why.

Planning to attend in-person? Meet at the 2nd floor Space Race overlook. 


Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. we will go live on the National Air and Space Museum Facebook page with an Ask an Expert talk. We’ll select a different aviation or space topic each week, and a Museum staff member will discuss the history, stories, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum. Tune in on Facebook Live each week to join the talk and ask our experts questions.