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During World War II, Nazi Germany developed many missile and precision-guided munition systems.

These included the first cruise missile, the first short-range ballistic missile, the first guided surface-to-air missiles, and the first anti-ship missiles.

Organisations

  • Peenemünde rocket test site

People

List of missiles

Surface-to-surface missiles

The V-1 cruise missile was used operationally against London and Antwerp. The V-2 ballistic missile was used operationally against London, Antwerp, and other targets. The Rheinbote was fired against Antwerp.

Surface-to-air missiles

Germany developed a number of surface-to-air missile systems, none of which were used operationally:

Air-to-air missiles

Anti-ship missiles

Anti-ship missiles were used operationally against allied shipping in 1943, notably in the Mediterranean Sea:

See also

References

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