Friday, October 26, 2012

Trying To Catch A Buzz

A V-1 Buzz Bomb, that is. In this photo from my old copy of Air War Against Hitler's Germany, we see a Hawker Tempest in in hot pursuit of the rocket-propelled terror weapon. The caption in the book does not reveal the outcome of the aerial chase.

Somewhere in the TSG archives, we're sure we have a photo of a V-1 (and probably a Tempest) from a museum someplace.  But as usual, we're too lazy tonight to dig it up. Maybe later.


Parm said...

How fast could a V1 go? Couldn't it outrun a plane like this?

V2 Biscuit said...

V1 cruising speed: 350mph
Tempest top speed: 442mph

Parm said...

Huh. I am mildly surprised the V1 flew that slowly. Not so missile-like.