A small flying bomb powered by a simple jet engine, used by the Germans in the Second World War.Also called doodlebug‘When Churchill first learned about the V-1 he was so alarmed that he advocated using poison gas against Germany.’
- ‘After the V-1 reached its target on automatic pilot, its engine cut out and it fell from the sky.’
- ‘As a substitute for conventional bombing capability, the V-1 had a number of shortcomings.’
Abbreviation of German Vergeltungswaffe ‘reprisal weapon’.
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