V1 basis

Back Canadaweg, Proven

Here you can still see remains of the Proven V1 base. The V1 was the Germans’ first V weapon from World War II and also the first unmanned jet plane in the world. The weapon was not accurate, but was very effective. The launch ramp here in Proven was nearly 50 metres long and 5 metres high towards the end. The V1 could reach a speed of 600 km per hour. Two support blocks of the launch ramp are preserved here.

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