Science: Yankee Doodle

After eight months of V1, military scientists were more impressed than ever with robomb potentialities. "The importance of the V-weapons," wrote Hanson W. Baldwin, military columnist of the New York Times, summing up battlefront reports, "increases day by day."

Last week the U.S. Army showed pictures of the U.S. version of V1, called "Yankee Doodle". Yankee Doodle is faster (400 to 440 m.p.h.) than the German robomb and reportedly more accurate. It is launched from a ramp by means of a rocket-propelled undercarriage on wheels, which is jettisoned after the takeoff. It is now...

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