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V-2 Engine Gallery


The sign which accompanied the V-2 when it was in the Air Power Gallery. It reads

V-2 Rocket Engine

This is the rocket engine which powered the remarkable V-2 "Vengeance Weapon" developed by Germany during WW II and fired against London, Antwerp, Liege, Brussels, Paris, and Luxembourg. Using liquid oxygen and alcohol as propellants, it produced a thrust of 56,000 lbs., giving the V-2 a maximum range of 220 miles, a ceiling of 55 miles, and a velocity of 3,500 mph. Approximately 6,500 V-2s were manufactured during 1944-45.

Time picture taken Sat Apr 26 07:43:34 2003
Location picture taken Air Power Gallery
Air Force Museum
Dayton, OH
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