Cold War nuclear stand-off
The first ballistic missiles were the V2 rockets that rained down on London and the southeast of England in 1944 and 1945. The brain-child of German engineer Werner Von Braun, the V2 was amazing in that it demonstrated how rocket power could propel a bomb hundreds of kilometers. Previously, the range of an artillery shell was limited to a few kilometers, with a few monster guns able to achieve a range of perhaps 30 km.
KeywordsAerospace Technology Ballistic Missile German Engineer Artillery Shell Rocket Power
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