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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kurfurst__:
    Germans had developed rockets at about the same time as the allies, but the use was different. The German 21cm rocket was BIG one with a big warhead , developed from the army rocket launcher. It was used against air-ground too in Normandy etc. The primary intention was bomber formations.

    However I think the main reasons the LW was not using rockets so much because they developed alternative methods much earlier : cluster bombs. You will find that many air force today prefer them as well over unguided rockets. These were used as early as 1941, and could be fitted with dozens of frag or anti-armor bomblets like modern ones, covering a large territory. Rockets on the other hand were fairly inaccurate and next to useless against tough and small targets such as armor - big cannons was the way to go. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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    Nice read about "inaccurate and next to useless rockets" here...

    http://www.usaaf.net/ww2/dday/ddpg15.htm
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    when you consider the speed and fuel capacity of the mustang, you gotta admit it was a vastly superior air-to-ground rocket. Its no wonder it one the where.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkII:
    Nice read about "inaccurate and next to useless rockets" here...

    http://www.usaaf.net/ww2/dday/ddpg15.htm </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    A better read,
    http://web.telia.com/~u18313395/normandy/articles/airpower.html
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