Final attack

More than 6,000 V-2s were produced in total, but they were far from reliable weapons, and early models had a tendency to disintegrate in mid-flight that was not corrected until late 1944. Despite inflicting heavy casualties, the missiles never came close to turning the tide of the war - by the time the V-2 entered service it had truly become the Nazi regime's Reprisal Weapon, a final psychological attack on the Allies at home, even as their armies were sealing Germany's own fate on mainland Europe.

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