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Was the V2 a complete waste of time and money?

• arclein

For its time, the V-2 was a strange and revolutionary weapon. Before Wernher von Braun - the mastermind behind the rocket, no one has ever thought of such a thing and the weapon could even be considered a stuff of fantasies. It wasn't until von Braun's studies about the possibility of a long-range strategic weapon that's capable of delivering large firepower accurately and from large distance on its own without sacrificing any manpower to the Wehrmacht that the idea of a rocket gained traction.