First Flight: Manufacturer:
Mittelwerk GmbH, Peenemünde Number built: 6,000 all variants
Type: Surface-to-Surface Missile
Guidance system: Gyroscope Length: 14 m Wingspan: 3.56 m Diameter: 1.65 m Weight: 12,900 kg Engine: 1 × liquid fuel rocket engine
producing up to to 25,000 kg of thrust Maximum speed: 5,580 km/h Range: 320 km Warhead: 980 kg Amatol Fuze: impact Launch Platform: Mobile Operators: Heer Variants: A-1 A-2 A-3 A-4 A-4
SLBM A-4b / A-9 A-5
A-6 A-7 A-8 A-9 / A-10
The Aggregate 4 (A-4) was a ballistic missile
and was also known as the V-2 Rocket and Vergeltungswaffe 2. Which was designed
and developed by Dr.-Ing. Wernher
von Braun in 1938 under the leadership of Dr. Walter
Robert Dornberger, at the Army Research Center Peenemünde.
The Aggregate 4 (A-4) ballistic missile was 14 m long by 1.65 m in diameter
and had a takeoff weight 12,900 kg. The rocket engine used in the Aggregate 4
(A-4), 1 × liquid fuel rocket engine producing up to to 25,000 kg of thrust
, which was a pressure fed system using 25% liquid oxygen and 75% ethanol, to
give a maximum thrust of 25,000 kg for 68 seconds of burn time, which was designed
by Walter Thiel.
Film Footage Gallery
The first clip shows a V-2 rocket being successfully launched from Peenemünde
launch facility. The second clip shows an unsuccessful launch of a V-2 rocket
from Peenemünde launch facility.The
final clip shows the launching procedure for a V-2 rocket location unknown.
Heer Comments"> Name:
The Warplanes of the Third Reich. ISBN-10:
German Aircraft of the Second World War. ISBN-10: 0370000242
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