V-1

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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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I was there through all the buzz bombs [V-1 flying bombs] --the V-1s [Vergeltungswaffe 1], the V-2s [Vergeltungswaffe 2: long-range ballistic missile] --and the blackouts of course.
V-1s flew at fairly low altitudes--around 4,000 feet--at a speed of about 400 mph and could be seen and shot down by anti-aircraft artillery and fighter aircraft.
On December 24, the American troops sang Midnight Mass, the hymns alternating with the sinister noise of the V-1s.
Wolfe was in charge of the computer that directed the gunners to shoot down the V-1s Germany was raining down on London.
99), a fascinating look at London both in the final months of war and in the first months of peace, a period as difficult in its way as when the V-1s and V-2s were falling.
The six old drivers look more like walking sticks than today's Great Big Bertha monsters skelping Pro V-1s off a tee near you.
More than 8,000 V-1s were launched against London from June 13, 1944, to March 29, 1945, with about 2,400 hitting the target area.