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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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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Killed on August 18, 1944, he notched up 16.5 aerial victories and destroyed four V-1s.
At peak, more than one hundred V-1s a day were fired at south-east England.
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.
On December 24, the American troops sang Midnight Mass, the hymns alternating with the sinister noise of the V-1s. The next morning, while the other GIs were celebrating Christmas with local residents, the technicians of the 563rd went down to work, as heavy equipment at the nearby front was severely lacking.
Wolfe was in charge of the computer that directed the gunners to shoot down the V-1s Germany was raining down on London.
JOHN MURRAY has republished Maureen Waller's London 1945: Life in the Debris of War ([pounds sterling]9.99), 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.
The V-1s were the first long-range missiles ever used in warfare.
Unfortunately, the V-1s, or buzz-bombs, came in at about 350 mph at 1,500 feet, leaving the Meteor with only a slight margin in speed.
The first was the V-1, a flying bomb, the earliest operational cruise missile.
The Germans "could have destroyed the Allied invasion force with the V-1"--a highly doubtful premise considering the weapon's basic inaccuracy.