Gyroscope platform

Made:
1945

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Gyroscope platform with two gyroscopes, for V2 rocket.

This pair of gyroscopes was part of the stability and guidance unit of the German V2 rocket, the world's first long-range missile. During 1944 and 1945 these weapons, each carrying 1 tonne of high explosive, fell on London, southern England, and cities on mainland Europe.

Details

Category:
Space Technology
Object Number:
1982-1264 Pt5
type:
components
credit:
Cranfield University