What if Germany developed the V-3 cannon much earlier?
Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:24 PM
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:03 AM
A non-starter as an concept, mcuh like the V-1 and V-2 ideas, too little return of impact on target for cost of investment in the system. The other problem with those darned things is they have to be established in place, a couple of shots toward the Isles, and they become targets that are frozen in place and cannot be moved.
Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:05 AM
The few used during December 1944 to January 1945 against Luxenbourg did nothing to influence the war (180lb of propellant to send a 210lb projectile with just 20lb of explosive nearly 30 miles). They failed to hit even a city accurately or consistently and were fired from a fixed position so could not be re-aimed without being dismantled and re-assembled in a new position. The only adjustment they had was varying the amount of propellent to adjust the distance or try to compensate for windage etc.
Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:08 AM
Also, lets' face it - none of the LW's blitz attempts on the capital or its surroundings did much to reduce its contribution to the war effort; there was a huge number of war factories in and around London, as well as it's administrative role - every day, throughout the war, the Southern Railway moved two million workers in and back out of the capital A few dozen projectiles of 210lbs with a 20lb burster charge....probably less than an early-war SC250 bomb!!!...isn't going to do anything towards destroying the capital if the Luftwaffe failed Meanwhile, by 1943-44, the many and various government ministries an departments all had their emergency plans to relocate out of the capital in the event of invasion still in place... Axis History Forum • View topic - "Miss Sharpe's List"
Edited by phylo_roadking, 07 November 2011 - 02:14 AM.
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