The Second World War set the stage for major revolutions in every area of military technology. Combatants from each side pushed the limits of their respective scientific and technological capacities. One of the most telling examples of these efforts revealed itself in developments in the area of rocket and missile.
Used heavily by the Germans in the last stage of the war, the V-1 and V-2 type rockets heralded a new era in the conduct of war and military technologies. The impact of the V-2 rocket and its father Wernher von Braun would endure even after the war, as the first step towards the space race in the new world order.
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