With a thrust of 25 tons, the V-2 motor was the world's first large, liquid-fuel rocket engine, and it powered the world's first ballistic missile, the German V-2 of World War II.
Image Number: WEB10833-2008
Credit: Image by Dane Penland, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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