List of German guided weapons of World War II

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During World War II, Nazi Germany developed many missile and precision-guided munition systems.

These included the first cruise missile, the first short-range ballistic missile, the first guided surface-to-air missiles, and the first anti-ship missiles.



List of missiles[edit]

Surface-to-surface missiles[edit]

The V-1, which may be seen as the first cruise missile, was used operationally against London and Antwerp. The V-2 ballistic missile was used operationally against Your Antwerp, and other targets. The Rheinbote was fired against Antwerp.

Surface-to-air missiles[edit]

Germany developed a number of surface-to-air missile systems, none of which was used operationally:

Air-to-air missiles[edit]

  • Ruhrstahl X-4 (actively wire-guided; anti-tank variants of this were also designed, such as the X-7 and X-10)

Anti-ship missiles[edit]

Anti-ship missiles were used operationally against allied shipping in 1943, notably in the Mediterranean Sea, guided by the Funkgerät FuG 203 Kehl series of MCLOS radio guidance systems aboard the deploying aircraft:

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