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A 4 (V-2) ROCKET
1944
 
SINGLE STAGE BALLISTIC MISSILE
 
 
 
DATA
 
 
A 4 (V-2) Rocket
 
CLASSIFICATION
CLASS :
 SINGLE STAGE BALLISTIC MISSILE
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN :
 GERMANY
MANUFACTURER :
 MITTELWERK GmbH
FIRST FLIGHT :
 OCTOBER 3, 1942
SERVICE DELIVERY :
 1944
NUMBER BUILT :
 5,200
   
SPECIFICATION
SPAN :
 11 ft 8 in
LENGTH :
 45 ft 11 in
DIAMETER :
 5 ft 5 in
WEIGHT LOADED :
 28,380 lbs
POWER PLANT :
 1 x Elektro-Mechanische Werke Liquid-fuel rocket engine, Producing
 
 60,500 lbs Static Thrust using 75% Ethanol and 25% Liquid Oxigen
 
  Mixture, 70 sec of Powered Flight
ARMAMENT :
 2,145 lbs High Explosive Warhead of 60% Amatol & 40% Metal
TECHNICAL NOTE :
 Müller-Type Pendulous Gyroscopic Accelerometer Guidance System
   
PERFORMANCE
MAX SPEED :
 3,466 mph Max, 1,800 mph @ Impact
RANGE :
 189 miles Max
CEILING :
 60 miles Max
 
 
 
 
 
 
REFERENCES
 
 

Miranda, J & Mercado, P. Secret Wonder Weapons of the Third Reich - German Missiles 1934-1945. Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 1996. ISBN 0-7643-0086-5.

Kay, Antony L. & Smith, J.R. German Aircraft of the Second World War (Including Helicopters and Missiles). Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2002. ISBN 1-55750-010-X.

 
 
     
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