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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.

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This object is on display in Rockets & Missiles at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Rockets & Missiles
Object Details
Date ca. 1945 Country of Origin Germany Type MODELS-Missiles & Rockets 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)
Materials Wood body, wings, and engine. Steel connecting rods.
Inventory Number A19940217000 Credit Line Gift of Robert Malone Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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