Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, V-2, U.S.-Made

This is a U.S.-built V-2 rocket engine made by the North American Aviation Company in 1947-1948 as part of their Navaho missile project. When North American started the project, it had no experience with rocket engines and built six V-2 engines to learn as much as possible about the construction of large-scale rocket engines. However, the engines were not fired in tests.

As Navaho expanded, North American developed a radically new and improved liquid propellant engine that was the start of the evolution of large-scale engines in the U.S. They included engines for the Redstone, Jupiter, Thor, and Atlas missiles and for the Saturn V Apollo launch vehicle and Space Shuttle. The U.S.-built V-2 engine was donated to the Smithsonian in 1970 by Rocketdyne.

Rocketdyne, Division of Rockwell International Corporation

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
North American Aviation Inc.

Date
ca. 1947-1949

Type
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

Materials
Steel, Paint, Aluminum, Cadmium Plating, Mylar (Polyester), Adhesive, Asbestos, Plastic, Phenolic Resin,
Rubber (Silicone)
Dimensions
Overall: 5ft 5in. x 9ft 7in. x 3ft 4in., 1450 lb. (165.1 x 292.1 x 101.6cm, 657.7kg)

This is a U.S.-built V-2 rocket engine made by the North American Aviation Company in 1947-1948 as part of their Navaho missile project. When North American started the project, it had no experience with rocket engines and built six V-2 engines to learn as much as possible about the construction of large-scale rocket engines. However, the engines were not fired in tests.

As Navaho expanded, North American developed a radically new and improved liquid propellant engine that was the start of the evolution of large-scale engines in the U.S. They included engines for the Redstone, Jupiter, Thor, and Atlas missiles and for the Saturn V Apollo launch vehicle and Space Shuttle. The U.S.-built V-2 engine was donated to the Smithsonian in 1970 by Rocketdyne.

Rocketdyne, Division of Rockwell International Corporation

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
North American Aviation Inc.

Date
ca. 1947-1949

Type
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

Materials
Steel, Paint, Aluminum, Cadmium Plating, Mylar (Polyester), Adhesive, Asbestos, Plastic, Phenolic Resin,
Rubber (Silicone)
Dimensions
Overall: 5ft 5in. x 9ft 7in. x 3ft 4in., 1450 lb. (165.1 x 292.1 x 101.6cm, 657.7kg)

ID: A19700251000