The World War II Photo of the Week
for 25 October 1999
|Captured Super Weapon
A photograph showing a captured German V-2 rocket at the White Sands Proving Ground (now Missile Range), New Mexico, after World War II. The soldier standing near the bottom of the left fin gives a good idea of the V-2's size. The V-2, used primarily against London and sometimes referred to as "The New York Rocket" (it was Hitler's dream to develop future versions of the V-2 into a truly intercontinental missile that could reach the eastern seaboard of America) was the forerunner of all ballistic missiles developed for the U.S. and Soviet arsenals in the late 1940s. U.S. Army photo from the Webmaster's collection.