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The V-2 was a short-range ballistic missile designed by Germany for use against Southern England in 1944-45. The missile carried a 2000 lb. (910 kg) conventional warhead at supersonic speeds. The vehicle was fueled with sufficient alcohol and liquid oxygen for c.65 seconds of powered flight, giving a maximum range, including unpowered ballistic trajectory, of c.220 miles (352 km). A number of V-2s were captured intact by the Allies and used for rocketry experiments in the late 1940s. In addition, the V-2 design team, headed by Werner on Braun, was captured by the United States Army and returned to the United States, where it formed the core of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency and National Aeronautics and Space Administration launch vehicle design teams.

Identifier

NASM.1987.0089

Processing Information

Updated by Patti Williams, 2022.

Date

1943-1945

Provenance

NASM SS&E, Transfer, 1987, NASM.1987.0089

Extent

1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))

Summary

This collection consists of a complete set of production blueprints for the V-2 rocket powerplant and directly related accessories.

Restrictions

ITAR-controlled technical data.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Drawings

Blueprints

Arrangement note

Arranged by drawing size.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of engineering drawings for the V-2. The material consists of a complete set of production blueprints for the V-2 rocket powerplant and directly related accessories. The drawings are identified as 'Engineering Records File Copy' (in English).

Genre/Form

Drawings

Blueprints

Rights

ITAR-controlled technical data. Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977

Topics Ballistic missiles
V-2 rocket
Rocketry
Aeronautics, Military
World War, 1939-1945
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Aeronautics

Citation

V-2 Power Plant and Rocket Engine Drawings, NASM.1987.0089, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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