The Vergeltungswaffe 2 (V2) Rocket technical name A4, was a long range ballistic missile that was developed by Germany in the waning days of World War II. The rocket was the world's first long-range combat-ballistic missile.
Germany used the V2 in 1943 and 1944 against the Race's Conquest Fleet and successfully destroyed two of the Race's star ships on the ground. The Race was shocked to discover the Germans had begun experimenting with such weapons, with Fleetlord Atvar going as far to accuse his intelligence males of lying. Despite this, the rockets were still woefully inadequate compared with Race missiles. Although the Race was able to destroy the V2's with anti-missiles during the early stages of the war, the Race became vulnerable once these weapons were depleted and it was unable to manufacture more on its own immediately. Combined with the Race's inability to permanently destroy the production factories and detect all German launch pads, the Germans used to missiles up until the end of the war.