random V2 facts:
only one V2 was (reportedly) shot down, by a .50cal from a B-24 liberator that flew over the firing site as it took off. (plausible or just crap?)
http://www.cdiss.co.uk/Documents/Upload ... %20Now.pdf
the V-2 system was so small and mobile that not one meillerwagen (launching truck) was caught and destroyed by the allies.
the V2 was like Jerry's manhattan project: they cost the same and were revolutionary. but if Germany had a nuke....
for the 6000 V-2s made, they could have made 48000 (!!!!!) tanks with the funds (panzer IVs , I assume)
the Brits had a plan to make a defense system that would plaster the area that a detected v2 came in with AA fire, but the plan was called off since the estimated number of malfunctioning shells that came down would probably do more damage than the V-2 itself.
all from... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-2_rocket
and... John Garand was born in Canada! whoo!