V-1 (Fieseler Fi103)

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The Fieseler Fi 103, better known as the V-1 (German Vereltunswaffen 1, "retaliation weapon 1") and Buzz Bomb, also colloquially known in Britain as the Doodlebug, was an early pulse-jet -powered predecessor of the cruise missile.

The V-1 was developed at Peenemunde Airfield by the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War. During initial development it was known by the codename "Cherry Stone". The first of the so-called Vergeltunswaffen series designed for terror bombing of London, the V-1 was fired from "ski" launch sites along the French (Pas-de-Calais) and Dutch coasts. The first V-1 was launched at London on 13 June 1944, one week after (and prompted by) the successful Allied landing in Europe.


  • Inside the box is a single light gray tree of parts and the decal sheet inside a stapled shut cello bag.
  • There is a sheet of "Important Information concerning this kit" in 13 different languages including English.
  • The V-1 is molded into 8 parts: the fuselage halves (which have the rudder and pulse engines molded in), the wings, elevators, engine nose cone and air intake fan.
  • There is a cradle dolly to set the V-1 onto. It is made up of 9 parts: 2 tow bar handles, 4 wheels, upper and lower framework.
  • The decal sheet provides a multitude of stencil markings.
  • With a grand total of 17 parts.