Piloted V1

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Title

Piloted V1

Description

Photograph of a piloted V1, although it is captioned as 'V.3.' , a newspaper clipping from the Daily Mirror containing a readers recollection of seeing a piloted V1 at Celle immediately post war.
A second photograph is of damaged German tracked vehicle, off the road, with one track in the ditch.

Date

1945

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Language

Format

Two b/w photographs, one newspaper clipping on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Contributor

Identifier

PStandivanAG17020039, PStandivanAG17020040

Transcription

[photograph]

V.3.

THE SEAT IN A FLYING-BOMB

[photograph]

Picture taken at Celle, Germany, in 1945 of a grounded V.1 with a cockpit modification is sent to us by reader F GOODWIN, of Leek-road, Bucknall, Staffs, who writes:

YOUR recent remarks about Hanna Reitsch, the German airwoman who once flew in a converted V1 flying-bomb, reminded me of this photograph of a V1 fitted with a cockpit. I took it at Celle, Central Germany, at the end of the war.

I was told that it was designed to be piloted. the pilot bailing out after setting the bomb at its final target, an extremely hazardous operation considering the suction of the jet intake immediately behind the cockpit.

As far as I know, these piloted bombs were never used – which was just as well for all concerned!

Too true – those horror weapons would have been little more than suicide planes.

[unrelated articles]

[photograph]

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[repeat of first image showing full view of bottom photograph]

Citation

“Piloted V1,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 3, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/36403.

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