V2 Rocket, A4 missile

Made:
1945 in Germany
maker:
Unknown

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V2 Rocket, A4 missile, with handling ring, unsigned, Germany, 1945. Gallery view.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

V2 Rocket, A4 missile, with handling ring, unsigned, Germany, 1945. Gallery view.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

V2 Rocket, A4 missile, with handling ring, unsigned, Germany, 1945. Gallery view.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

V2 Rocket, A4 missile, Germany, 1945

The German V-2 rocket was the world's first long-range missile. Most of the 4000 fired during the last months of the Second World War were aimed at London and Antwerp from the Hook of Holland. This V-2 was constructed from components captured by the British army in 1945. The V-2's liquid propellant engine and guidance systems were far more powerful than anything built before.

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Details

Category:
Space Technology
Object Number:
1982-1264 Pt1
Materials:
aluminium (metal), metal (unknown), paint
Measurements:
overall (standing vertically): 14 m x (diameter excl. stabilising fins) 1.67 m
type:
missile
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • weapons and ammunition
  • weapon
credit:
Cranfield University

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