Operation Crossbow 1943-1944

Operation Crossbow 1943-1944

: Hunting Hitler's V-weapons

by Steven J Zaloga ; illustrated by Graham Turner
26th July, 2018

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In mid-1943, Allied intelligence began to pick up the signs of unusual German construction in remote locations near the Channel Coast. Several massive fortifications were beginning to take shape, and they appeared to be oriented towards London. Allied intelligence codenamed these sites as Crossbow and began plans to attack them before they could bombard Britain's capital city. These Heavy Crossbow sites for the V-1 and V-2 missiles were supposed to be bomb-proof, but they soon attracted the attention of RAF heavy bombers with the new Tallboy concrete-penetrating bombs. Fully illustrated with commissioned artwork and contemporary photographs, Operation Crossbow 1944 examines the dynamics of the world's first missile war. It also describes the parallel American efforts to develop missiles and assault drones to attack the Heavy Crossbow sites, including the Air Force's Aphrodite and Navy Anvil projects. Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for four decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and history, including NVG 294 Allied Tanks in Normandy 1944 and NVG 283 American Guided Missiles of World War II. He currently lives in Maryland, USA.

Details & Specs

Series: Air campaign

Author: Steve Zaloga Graham Turner

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781472826145

Publication Date: 26th July, 2018

Pages: 96

Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 7 mm

Notes: illustrations, maps

Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days

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