Model, Missile, V-1

Model, Missile, V-1

     

This is a model of unknown scale of the V-1 missile, the world's first operational cruise missile developed and used by Nazi Germany. Powered by a pulse-jet engine, the V-1 had a range of about 240 kilometers (150 miles) and carried a conventional warhead. Beginning in June 1944, the Nazis launched thousands of V-1s at targets in England and Belgium. Because of its relatively slow speed, Allied aircraft were able to destroy a large number of the missiles before they reached their target. Robert Malone donated the model to NASM in 1994.

Gift of Robert Malone

Country of Origin
Germany

Date
ca. 1945

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

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Wood body, wings, and engine. Steel connecting rods.
Dimensions
Other: 7 3/4 in. tall x 2 ft. 6 1/2 in. long x 1 ft. 11 in. span, 7 lb. (19.69 x 77.47 x 58.4cm, 3.2kg)

This is a model of unknown scale of the V-1 missile, the world's first operational cruise missile developed and used by Nazi Germany. Powered by a pulse-jet engine, the V-1 had a range of about 240 kilometers (150 miles) and carried a conventional warhead. Beginning in June 1944, the Nazis launched thousands of V-1s at targets in England and Belgium. Because of its relatively slow speed, Allied aircraft were able to destroy a large number of the missiles before they reached their target. Robert Malone donated the model to NASM in 1994.

Gift of Robert Malone

Country of Origin
Germany

Date
ca. 1945

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

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Wood body, wings, and engine. Steel connecting rods.
Dimensions
Other: 7 3/4 in. tall x 2 ft. 6 1/2 in. long x 1 ft. 11 in. span, 7 lb. (19.69 x 77.47 x 58.4cm, 3.2kg)

ID: A19940217000