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V-1

V-1 is the common name of the Fieseler Fi 103. During development the Nazis tried to disguise the true mission of the weapon by spuriously identifying it as the Flakzielgerät 76 (FZG-76). V-1 is short for Vergeltungswaffe 1, Vengeance weapon 1.

The United States reverse-engineered the V-1 and had several ready by September 1944. France, Russia and the United States experimented with V-1s after the war. The US V-1 was the JB-2 Loon, or designated KGW-1 for the US Navy.

Greencastle claims that this is one of only two V-1s in the U.S., the other being at the Smithsonian, although several other V-1s are listed as on display nation wide.
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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...