Model, Wind Tunnel, Missile, V-2, 1:48 Scale


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This is a 1:48 scale model of the V-2 missile, the world's first guided missile developed and used by Nazi Germany. Powered by liquid-fuel engines, the V-2 had a maximum range of 320 kilometers (200 miles) and carried a conventional warhead. It was first successfully tested in October 1942. Beginning in September 1944, over 3,000 V-2s were launched from mobile launchers at targets in England, France, and Belgium. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center made this metal model and transferred it to the Museum in 1976.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Gift of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Aluminum
  • Paint
  • Plastic
  • Steel


  • 3-D: 9.8 x 9.8 x 55.9cm (3 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 22 in.)
  • Other (storage box): 16.5cm × 21.6cm, 7.3kg, 79.4cm (6.5 × 8 ft. 6 in., 16lb., 31 ft. 3 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


MODELS-Wind Tunnel