Shooting down V1 Rockets over England

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  1. v2

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    Good find! The shockwaves from the explosion are really neat.
     
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    I want to say that I read a stat that showed they shot down 5000+ of those things. Did I remember that right?
     
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    Good clip.

    Not sure of the number but with radar controlled guns and proximity fuses alongside the fighters (Typhoons, Spitfires, some Mosquitoes, Meteors and some other types) they certainly shot down quite a number of them.
     
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    Don't want to get all geeky but the V1 was a primitive jet and not a rocket.

    A very useful pain in the rear that I think was a very worthwhile project and probably did the most damage of Hitlers wonder weapons.
     
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    check out the Tempest web-site for more adds to V-1 killers, some of the pilots scores are rather impressive !

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    That's cool. The explosions in midair look smaller than I expected, but still powerful.

    The falling V1 rocket, I wonder if it is doing that because a Spitfire bumped into it or if it just went off course?
     
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