Military and War - Nazi Secret Weapons
Just prior to the end of WWII, the German military secretly undertook a massive push to design miracle weapons - colossal tanks, the worlds first guided missiles and long-range bombers that could attack New York. Now, nearly 60 years later, a team of experts examine the original blueprints to determine if these so-called Wunderwaffen, or wonder weapons, could have changed the outcome of the war. Steve Wiper, Holger Bull and John Heibler. They built the Fritz X replica that was dropped over the California desert. Hitlers Secret Weapons 06 Holger Bull and Steve Wiper on a tank. Hitlers Secret Weapons 05 Peenemunde, Germany: V1 Archive Prints. The V-1 was an early, jet-powered cruise missile used by the Germans during World War II. The V-1 was developed at Peenemunde by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. Between June 13, 1944 and March 29, 1945, it was fired at population centers such as London and Antwerp. V-1s were launched from ski launch sites along the French (Pas-de-Calais) and Dutch coasts until the sites were overrun by Allied forces. The underground V-1 storage depots at Saint-Leu-dEsserent, Nucourt and Rilly-la-Montagne, as well as the launch sites, were bombed during Operation Crossbow. Hitlers Secret Weapons 01 The Fritz X bomb before being dropped from a B25 bomber over the California desert. The Fritz X replica was built by German aircraft engineer Holger Bull.