In August 1943, the Luftwaffe began using radio-controlled anti-ship glide bombs and within weeks they had sunk one battleship, crippled another, wrecked two cruisers, and destroyed numerous merchant ships. Yet, a year later the Germans abandoned their use, defeated by scientists who developed electronic systems to jam the radio links that guided the bombs. Drawing on a wealth of new sources, Mart...
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Naval Institute Press (October 15, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.2 inches
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Really thorough history of the German radio controlled Hs 293 and FX 1400 rocket and glide bombs of WW II. The book tells the story of the development of the weapons and the American and British electronic countermeasures that were developed in respo...
r examines what happened from both a historical and technological perspective and lays out a mission-by-mission analysis of effectiveness. Based on interviews with participants, intelligence documents, and archival records in four countries, his book chronicles the yearlong battle between the Allied seamen (the warriors) and the scientists (the wizards) for a story of courage, technical achievement, and sacrifice.