V2 Rocket, A4 missile

Made:
1945 in Germany
maker:
Unknown
V2 Rocket, A4 missile, with handling ring, unsigned, Germany, 1945.  Gallery view. V2 Rocket, A4 missile, with handling ring, unsigned, Germany, 1945.  Gallery view. V2 Rocket, A4 missile, with handling ring, unsigned, Germany, 1945.  Gallery view.

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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.

Details

Category:
Space Technology
Object Number:
1982-1264 Pt1
Materials:
aluminium (metal), metal (unknown) and 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