Inventions made by the people of the Greatest Generation
Inventions of the Greatest Generation
The V2 Rocket
Designed by Werner von Braun as a missle payload delivery system for the Nazis, the V2 was a monumental improvement over the V1, and would go down in history as one of the deadliest ballistic missle systems in the history of modern war. The V2 would also be used to launch the first satellites into space, giving rise to the Space Race of the 1950s and 60s.
The greatest advancement in global technology of the era was undoubtedly the advent of nuclear power. The quest to create the atomic bomb required years of research and thousands of hours of manpower, which finaly came to fruition with the first successful nuclear test in 1945. Nuclear power would go on to end the war virtually overnight, and provide electricity to millions of homes in peacetime.