Sold at Auction: World War II Buzz Bomb

Nazi Germany made some of the most advanced guided rockets and jet aircraft of World War II. Among its most terrifying weapons was the V-1, a jet-powered rocket that rained destruction on southern England during the final year of the war.

One of those V-1s went off course and crashed in Sweden. The United States acquired it and tried to build its own. This effort led to the construction of the Republic/Ford JB-2 Loon, an American copy of the V-1.

The war ended before the US could put the Loon into mass production, but this prototype has survived the intervening decades. The auction house Bonhams recently sold it at auction.

(Photos: Bonhams)

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-via American Digest

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