V-1 Flying Bomb (Germany) ➤ Republic-Ford JB-2/LTV-N-2 Loon (USA)

V-1 Flying Bomb (Germany). In service: 1944–1945 (Wiki)


Republic-Ford JB-2/LTV-N-2 Loon (USA). In service: 1945–1950 (Wiki)

The Republic-Ford JB-2, also known as the KGW and LTV-N-2 Loon, was a United States copy of the German V-1 flying bomb. Developed in 1944, and planned to be used in the United States invasion of Japan (Operation Downfall), the JB-2 was never used in combat. It was the most successful of the United States Army Air Forces Jet Bomb (JB) projects (JB-1 through JB-10) during World War II. Postwar, the JB-2 played a significant role in the development of more advanced surface-to-surface tactical missile systems such as the MGM-1 Matador and later MGM-13 Mace.
— Wikipedia