The Wurfrahmen 40 ("launch frame 40", here in action against Polish positions during the Warsaw Uprising) was a German World War II multiple rocket launcher. It combined a vehicle such as the SdKfz 251 half-track or a captured ex-French Renault UE Chenillette with rocket artillery to form a more mobile and protected artillery piece than the towed Nebelwerfer. It was nicknamed Stuka zu Fuss ("Stuka on Foot" or "Walking Stuka") and Heulende Kuh ("Bellowing Cow").
Sd.Kfz. 251/1 II Wurfrahmen 40 mobile multiple rocket launcher.
The dreaded V1 rockets or as they were known "doodle bugs". As long as you heard it flying overhead you were safe, it was when the sound stopped, THATS when you panicked because you didn't know where it would land. After the war, the scientists who created these rockets ended up working on the U.S. Space program...
V-3 Hockdruckpumpe, was a German World War II supergun working on the multi-charge principle whereby secondary propellant charges are fired to add velocity to a projectile. The weapon was planned to be used to bombard London from two large bunkers in the Pas-de-Calais region of northern France, but they were rendered unusable by Allied bombing raids before completion. Two similar guns were used to bombard Luxembourg from December 1944 to February 1945.
73000 ton, 18 in Japanese super battleship Yamato during trials in 1941. She was sunk by sustained air attacks in April 1945.
Warsaw Uprising 1944 Behind the barricade in the Warsaw Uprising.