The V-2, ancestor of modern space rockets, was developed during the Second World War for the German army by a team of scientists and engineers led by Wernher von Braun. Carrying a one-ton warhead at supersonic speeds, the V-2 could not be intercepted and descended on its targets without warning. Over 5,000 were built, most being fired at the cities of London and Antwerp. Both the Soviet Union and the United States employed German V-2 experts after the war, resulting in the development of such rockets as the Scud missile used in the Gulf War and the Saturn V that sent the first people to the moon.
This model builds into an accurate and detailed 1/32 scale replica of the V-2, with a height of over seventeen inches. Two versions are available, featuring either a 3-colour camouflage scheme or a black and white test pattern. You will need a printer capable of printing on card or cover stock.
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The model files
The parts and instructions are in Adobe PDF format, and have been compressed into ZIP files for faster transfer. They should work on any Windows, Macintosh, OS/2 or Unix/Linux computer. You will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader and an un-ZIP program.
If files are unavailable or slow to download, try at a different time of day, when the file servers may be less busy.
Primary site: Follow this link to download the instruction and parts files.
Secondary site: Not currently available.
Launch table for the V-2 - Joseph Cangero designed this nifty model to display the V-2. (Parts sheets are in GIF format. A version in PDF format is available here or here.)
A4/V2 Resource Site - A wealth of information about the V-2 rocket.
Beggs Aerospace - A detailed look at postwar V-2 history.
Last updated on 8 February 2010
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