Model, Missile, V-2, 1:40

Model, Missile, V-2, 1:40

     

This is an assembled flying V-2 missile model, produced by Estes Industries. It is based on the Nazi V-2 missile that carried a 2,000 pound conventional warhead up to 200 miles and was used extensively against London, Antwerp, and other Allied cities during 1944-1945. The model has a pasteboard body, balsa nosecone and fins, and a plastic parachute. A solid propellant rocket motor propels the model, and then at the end of the vertical flight it forces the release of a parachute. The model is then retrieved and can be used again. Estes Industries donated the model to NASM in 1970.

Gift of Estes Industries

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Estes Industries, Inc.

Date
ca. 1970 (model)

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Paper/cardboard, balsa wood, aluminum, plastic, rubber, twine, adhesive tape
Dimensions
Other: 14 x 2 1/2in. (35.56 x 6.35cm)

This is an assembled flying V-2 missile model, produced by Estes Industries. It is based on the Nazi V-2 missile that carried a 2,000 pound conventional warhead up to 200 miles and was used extensively against London, Antwerp, and other Allied cities during 1944-1945. The model has a pasteboard body, balsa nosecone and fins, and a plastic parachute. A solid propellant rocket motor propels the model, and then at the end of the vertical flight it forces the release of a parachute. The model is then retrieved and can be used again. Estes Industries donated the model to NASM in 1970.

Gift of Estes Industries

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Estes Industries, Inc.

Date
ca. 1970 (model)

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Paper/cardboard, balsa wood, aluminum, plastic, rubber, twine, adhesive tape
Dimensions
Other: 14 x 2 1/2in. (35.56 x 6.35cm)

ID: A19700349000