Fiesler V1 “Flying Bomb”

flyingbomb 140x92Perhaps no flying machine of the first half of the 20th century gave so terrifying a view of the future as the V1 “Flying Bomb”.  After design approval in 1942, the first V1 was flown later that year from the highly secret facilities at the Peenemunde airfield on the Baltic Sea.
The first offensive launch of the V1, against London, was in June of 1943.  The pulsejet engine was guided by a simple preset gyrocompass, and the flight duration was controlled by the amount of fuel on board.
More than 10,000 “Doodlebugs” were launched against England with 2,000 pound warheads, doing significant damage even though only about 25% of them actually hit their targets.
Found in a tunnel after German reunification in 1989, the MAM V1 is fully functional, and is the only one known to retain its radio homing device.

Country: Germany

Manufacturer: Fiesler

Engine: Argus Pulse Jet


Max Speed: 390 mph

Weight: 4,750 lbs

Ceiling: 2-3K feet


Wing Span: 17′



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Fighter Factory operates and mainatins many WWII & WWI flying military aircraft including:

Fighters | Bombers | Trainers |Liaison & Other historical Military antiques

Spitfire | P-51 Mustang | Hawker Hurricane | TMB Avenger | P-40 Curtiss | PBY Catalina | FG-1D | SNJ-2 | T28-D | Corsair | Polikarpov PO-2 | Polikarpov I-15bis | Polikarpov I-16 Rata | Polikarpov I-163 | YAK | A-26 Invader | Junkers JU-52 | Sopwith Strutter | Tiger Moth DH-82A | SPAD SXIII | FM-2 Wildcat | Stearman N2S-3 | AD-4 Skyraider | Alabtros D.Va | Beechcraft T-34B | Bell P-63 | Bleriot X1 | Peashooter P26-D | Jungmeister 133C | Chipmunk DGC-1 | WACO YMF-5 | V1 Flying Bomb | Focke Wolfe FW-44J | Fokker Tri-Planes | Fokker Bi-Planes | Halberstadt | TG-4A | Russian LA-9 | Nieuport model 11 |

The above list is incomplete and we have more aircraft available at the museum


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Fighter Factory

is the restoration & maintenance & facility for the
Military Aviation Museum.

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The new hangar was recently built in April 2011 on the grounds of the Virginia Beach Airport adjacent to the Museum

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We employ a team of 15 highly skilled and experienced aviation technicians to ensure our aircraft remain safely in flight operational status. Meeting all FAA standards as required

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