Cross Section of World War 2
German A4 V2 Rocket
Launch Mass M1 12700Kgs
Empty mass M2 4540Kgs
Height H= 14020mm
Fuselage dia 1650mm
Dia across fins 3550mm
3 Gyroscopic guidance and engine control
4 Liquid oxygen LOX reservoir
6 Liquid Alcohol reservoir.
7 Carbon deflector guiding exhaust vanes.
8 Aileron guiding control surfaces controlled. by gyroscopic guidance system
9 Rocket motor combustion chamber.
10 Steam driven propergol (Fuel) pump
Historic first recorded film of V2 leaving the Earth's atmosphere apogee105Km 24th October 1946
The camera was fitted for the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory flight and recorded the flight between 100m and105Kms
Video Courtesy of White Sands Missile Range © (New Mexico USA) and Virgin Galatic.
With kind permission of Flight International magazine and internet site.
Note: To get the maximum effect of this historic event the suggested accompaning sound track is the superb
Michael Nymans music from 'Gattaca' The arrival.(3.53)
Gattaca Film 'There is no gene for the human spirit'
|Michael Nymans music
from 'Gattaca' Virigin records 7243 8 45018 2 2 The One moment
|Wernher Von Braun|
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