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FIESELER Fi 103 (V-1) BUZZ BOMB
1944
 
GUIDED CRUISE MISSLE
 
 
 
DATA
 
 
FIESELER Fi 103 (V-1) BUZZ BOMB
 (Fi 103 A-1)
CLASSIFICATION
CLASS :
 GUIDE CRUISE MISSILE
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN :
 GERMANY
MANUFACTURER :
 GERHARD FIESELER WERKE
FIRST FLIGHT :
 DECEMBER 10, 1942
SERVICE DELIVERY :
 1943-44
NUMBER BUILT :
 30,000+
   
SPECIFICATION
SPAN :
 17 ft 8 in
LENGTH :
 27 ft 1 in
HEIGHT :
 4 ft 8 in
WEIGHT LOADED :
 5,023 lbs
POWER PLANT :
 1 x Argus As 109-014 Pulse Jet Engine, 770 lbs Static Thrust
 
 @ Sea Level, Pulse Frequency of 47 Cycles/sec
ARMAMENT :
 1,832 High Explosive Warhead of Amatol w/ Two impact fuses
TECHNICAL NOTE :
 Gyrocompass Based Autopilot Guidance System Developed By Askania
   
PERFORMANCE
MAX SPEED :
 400 mph
RANGE :
 150 miles Max
OPERATING CEILING :
 2,000 - 4,000 ft, 8,840 ft Max
 
 
 
 
 
 
REFERENCES
 
 

Miranda, J & Mercado, P. Secret Wonder Weapons of the Third Reich - German Missiles 1934-1945. Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 1996. ISBN 0-7643-0086-5.

Kay, Antony L. & Smith, J.R. German Aircraft of the Second World War (Including Helicopters and Missiles). Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2002. ISBN 1-55750-010-X.

 
 
     
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