The Fieseler V-1 rocket was a cost-effective flying bomb that possessed a range of approximately 150 miles. It was designated the Flak Ziel Geraet (anti-aircraft target apparatus) to avoid any leakage of the project to Allied spies. It was designed with a pulse engine and consisted of only a few moving parts, making it easier to control. The V-1 rockets pulse engine operation made a distinctive buzzing sound, earning the flying bomb the nickname buzz bomb. The pulse jet design also gave the bomb the advantage of being able to operate using low-grade fuel. The V-1 rocket was largely feared due to its capability to inflict huge material damage to buildings and homes within a wide area, inflicting dreadful injuries and killing large numbers of people. Although this flying bomb exploded on the surface, it caused a huge blast wave that rippled out from the epicenter. The vacuum left by this blast wave caused a second rush of air as the vacuum was filled, causing a devastating pushing and pulling effect.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!
WINGSPAN: 12 INCHES
LENGTH: 7.8 INCHES