Documentary of the Cruise Missle Tomahawk

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The Tomahawk is arguably one of the most popular missile rockets nowadays. The all-weather, cruise subsonic missile was introduced first in the 1970 as a medium to long range missile that can be launched from a surface platform.

Since then, the missile has been improved a number of times, getting multiple sensors in order to use data from aircraft, satellites, foot soldiers, ships, tanks and much more for locating target.

The “tactical tomahawk” is the latest improvement to the missile, and is one of the most technologically advanced weapons. The first tomahawk for military purposes was fired in 1991 during the Gulf War. During the War, the Americans launched 288 tomahawks, 12 from submarines and 276 from surface ships. In 1993, 23 Tomahawks were fired at the Iraqi Intelligence Service command and control center.

The last Tomahawk was fired in 2014, when Americans fired against ISIL targets in Syria. According to some estimates, US Navy has around 3,500 stockpiled cruise missiles worth approximately $2.6 billion.

What many don’t know however, is that the tomahawk is actually a descendent to the German V1 and V2 rocket. Germany, and its Nazi scientists were working on a rocket that would have ended the war. The problem was they lost the war before Hitler and his scientists could make the weapon reality. America used the Nazi scientist and their previous work to develop the tomahawk.

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