National Fire Service Benevolent Fund
1944

Bird's-eye View of the V1 Bomb an Early Cruise Missile

Secrets of the Flying Bomb Revealed. Special Detailed Sectional Drawing and Explanation of How the Robot's Flight and Drive are Automatically Controlled.

DESCRIPTION: Single-page folding booklet with a schematic diagram of the German V-1 bomb flying above a bird's eye view of the British countryside. The V-1 was a German weapon, an early and crude cruise missile, designed to strike terror into the British population. During World War II Germany used the V-1 in the thousands against south-east England from launch sites along the French and Dutch coasts.

Reproduced from the London Illustrated News with proceeds devoted to the National Fire Service Benevolent Fund.

With text, cutaway drawings, and inset schematic diagrams explaining of the German impulse engine (an early jet engine) and the mechanism used to control the missile's flight path. Verso with text and title page.

Price when issued: sixpence. Drawn by G.H. Tavis. 1944. Printed by Temple Fortune Press. Printers. London.

CREATOR: National Fire Service Benevolent Fund

PUBLICATION DATE: 1944

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: England

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Clean. Verso a bit dirty.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 14 " x 9 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 13

PRICE: $110

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