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V-2

(vē′to͞o′)
n.
A long-range liquid-fuel rocket used by the Germans as a ballistic missile in World War II.

[German Vergeltungswaffe zwei, retaliation weapon (number) two.]

V-2

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a rocket-powered ballistic missile invented by the Germans in World War II: used esp to bombard London. It used ethanol as fuel and liquid oxygen as the oxidizer
[see V-1]

V-2

(ˈviˈtu)

n., pl. V-2's.
a rocket-powered ballistic missile, used by the Germans late in World War II.
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24, 1946, a V-2 rocket captured from the Germans during World War II took grainy, black-and-white photos of Earth.
De Clarens stole one of the vital secrets of the war -- Germany's plans to build and test the V-1 and V-2 rocket bombs at Peenemunde.
In this memoir, he describes their experience, how his father was released on the condition that the family leave Germany, his childhood in Germany, how his family moved to New York from Cuba, and how he served in the US Army, oversaw captured soldiers being retrained to lead postwar Germany, and worked with Wernher von Braun, the designer of GermanyAEs V-2 rocket and the father of the American space program.
Pekkala and his colleague Major Kirov are sent to retrieve a special undercover agent, Christophe, before Hitler's V-2 rocket system causes mass destruction.
Dennis is the Chair of the Normandy Day UK charity, which aims to educate people about the impact of war and he told us the story about his best friend who was killed following a direct hit from a V-2 rocket at a cinema in Antwerp.
One small part of Peckham was struck by five V-1 'Doodlebug' flying bombs and a V-2 rocket.
The United States obtained a large group of rocket scientists from the German group that had developed the German V-2 rocket and kept them under their wartime director, Dr.
TriggerMortis is clearly underpinned by a large amount of diligent research, but the recitation of the horsepower of a V-2 rocket, or the muzzle velocity of an M60 machine gun, feels somehow dutiful.
Continued surveillance of V-1 and V-2 rocket launching sites in the Pas de Calais and Cherbourg allowed the destruction of many and the prevention of even wider carnage in Britain.
My bedroom window was blown in by a V-2 rocket in Ashford, Middlesex in 1944 (Archive, PE January).
Among those who benefited, the investigation found, are armed SS troops who guarded the Nazi network of camps where millions of Jews perished; an SS guard who took part in the brutal liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto that killed as many as 13,000 Jews; a Nazi collaborator who engineered the arrest and execution of thousands of Jews in Poland; and a German rocket scientist accused of using slave labor to build the V-2 rocket that pummeled London.
V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History is set in 1941, when Wernher von Braun is ordered by his Fuhrer to abandon the V-2 rocket in favor of constructing a manned orbital spacecraft to attack the U.