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German rockets and all bombs could not be dropped precisely on locations because they did not have that capability during World War Two. It wasn't until the Viet Nam War when the armed forces had missiles that could get within 10 feet of the place they wanted to strike. Now we have the smart bombs and missiles that can hit targets within a few feet. We can also tell the missile or bomb when to take off and where to strike.


By today's standards, the V1 and V2 rockets weren't successul. But they caused a great deal of fear and destruction. It is estimated the V2 alone caused 8938 deaths and 25,000 were seriously injured. Over 3000 were launched and about 500 doodlebugs hit London and other targets.

Rocket technology was still in its infancy and was not reliable. It was new and untested. Like all new technology, they didn't work correctly at first.

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