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My family lived in Belgium during the war. My grandmother said that hearing them fly overhead on their way to London was terrifying. They plunged down once they ran out of gas, so whenever they would hear one, everyone would listen to make sure the noise slowly fades away rather than suddenly stopping.
But…but…this looks like the Enterprise.
One of the more drastic methods that British and American fighters would use to try and stop the V-1’s over the Channel was to fly alongside them, and use the wing of their plane to hit the V-1’s wing to try and physically tip the V-1 over. The V-1’s primitive gyroscopic flight controls could not compensate for this and the missile would crash.
How did they fly all the way to London before computers were around?