Actuator, Air Vane, V-2

Actuator, Air Vane, V-2

     

In order to control the roll of the V-2 ballistic missile, designed and built in Germany in World War II, special trim motors such as this one moved the air vanes on the outer corners of fins I and III. The missile's control system sent commands to these motors to remove any unwanted rolling of the missile. NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, gave this trim motor to the Smithsonian in 1984.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
Germany

Manufacturer
Siemens & Halske, Luftfahrgeraetewerk Hakenfeld

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rocket Parts

Materials
Steel
Dimensions
Overall: 8 in. deep x 1 ft. 6 1/2 in. long (20.32 x 46.99cm)

In order to control the roll of the V-2 ballistic missile, designed and built in Germany in World War II, special trim motors such as this one moved the air vanes on the outer corners of fins I and III. The missile's control system sent commands to these motors to remove any unwanted rolling of the missile. NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, gave this trim motor to the Smithsonian in 1984.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
Germany

Manufacturer
Siemens & Halske, Luftfahrgeraetewerk Hakenfeld

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rocket Parts

Materials
Steel
Dimensions
Overall: 8 in. deep x 1 ft. 6 1/2 in. long (20.32 x 46.99cm)

ID: A19740883000