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German Guided Missiles

Henschel Hs 293 and Ruhrstahl SD 1400X "Fritz X"
  • by William Wolf
    • Merriam Press World War 2 History Series
    • Fourth Edition 2006
    • 88 6×9-inch pages
    • 13 photos
    • 6 illustrations
    • 7 multi-view drawings
    • 2 cutaways
    • 3 camouflage/markings drawings
    • 7 side view drawings
 This is the first account to be published in English of two relatively little-known "secret weapons" of the Luftwaffe.
 
The Hs 293 guided missile was used against Allied shipping and naval forces in the latter stages of the war with some success.
 
Covers development and operational history of the Hs 293 in considerable detail, as well as proposed variants and the tactics used against their targets.
 
Although not as well known as the Hs 293, the Fritz X guided missile could have dealt considerable havoc on Allied warships and merchant shipping during World War II, and did achieve some operational successes.
 
Covers development and operational history of the Fritz X in detail, and tactics used against their targets.
 
Contents
  • Introduction

  • Henschel Hs 293

  • Ruhrstahl SD 1400X "Fritz X"

  • Appendices

    • Allied Intelligence Report on the Henschel Hs 293

    • Allied Intelligence Report on the SD 1400X "Fritz X" Radio-Controlled Bomb

  • Bibliography

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