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V-1

(vē′wŭn′)
n.
A robot bomb deployed by the Germans in World War II.

[German Vergeltungswaffe eins, retaliation weapon (number) one.]

V-1

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a robot bomb invented by the Germans in World War II: used esp to bombard London. It was propelled by a pulsejet. Also called: doodlebug, buzz bomb or flying bomb
[from German Vergeltungswaffe revenge weapon]

V-1

(ˈviˈwʌn)

n., pl. V-1's.
a robot bomb propelled by a pulse-jet engine after launching from land-based catapults: used by the Germans in World War II.
[< German V(ergeltungswaffe) retaliation weapon]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.V-1 - a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bombV-1 - a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb
guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
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The V-1 was the first of the so-called "Vengeance weapons" (V-weapons or Vergeltungswaffen) series designed for terror bombing of London.
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[[bar.[psi]].sup.tot(v-1)] = [[bar.[PHI].sup.T] x [[bar.b].sup.(v-1)] + [[bar.[PSI]].sup.T] x [[bar.c].sup.(v-1)] (2)
The Karrar is four meters long, half the length of the V-1. The V-1 had a warhead of 1,870 pounds, almost four times that of the Karrar
By 1944, the Germans had built some 24,000 of the "buzz bombs" as the British came to call the V-1 because of the characteristic noise the engine made as it screamed towards its target.