German Secret Weapons of World War II (Greenhill Military Paperbacks)

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The phrase 'German Secret Weapons' immediately conjures up images of the V-1 and V-2 missiles which bombarded London in 1944. But what of the V-3 and V-4? What of Schmetterling, the Rochling shell, the Kurt bomb, the Hs293? These, and many other devices, were all part of the German secret armoury but are relatively unknown except to a handful of specialists. What of the German nuclear bomb? And the question of chemical warfare? The sheer magnitude of the secret weapon projects of the Third Reich is revealed in this comprehensive study written by one of the world's great experts on weaponry, which captures both the reality behind the weapons actually produced and the intentions behind projects still in their infancy when the war ended. German Secret Weapons of the Second World War examines the various fields in which the Germans concentrated their weapon development and discusses the multiplicity of ideas, the difficulties, and, in several cases, how these ideas were subsequently exploited by the victors. Comparisons with Allied projects are also drawn. Although much of the German wartime development was not completed before the war's end, it nevertheless provided a foundation for a great deal of the munitions development which has since taken place. This book explodes some of the myths surrounding Hitler's secret weapons to reveal a truth all the stranger for being fact.

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Ian V. Hogg is a respected authority on all aspects of weaponry and is the author of numerous books, including "German Artillery of World War II" (185367480X) and "The World's Sniping Rifles" (1853673080).

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A reprint of a former edition.The autor gives a concise but full review of all the german secret weapons either utilized or just under project.Hard to read if you don't know the basic concepts of applied physics.Lots of technical descriptions in deep details.Just a few b/w photos but enough drawings.Advisable reading if you're interested in the technical aspects of warfare. --By The professor

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