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German V2 (A4 or Aggregat 4) Rocket

Loading the V2 Rocket on to trailer.
Loading a V2 rocket

V2 Rocket launch blast off.
V2 rocket at launch

V2 Rocket heading towards Britain.
V2 rocket airborne

Transportation of the V2 Rocket.
V2 being transportered

The Rocket Command Control Post.
Command Control Post

V2 Rocket painted in camouflage, launched from a permanent site.
V2 permanent site

The V-2 Rocket (also called the A-4 or Aggregat 4) was developed by Wernher von Braun, Walter Dornberger and Hermann Oberth at the rocket research station at Peenemunde, and was first used in September 1944.

Like the V-1 Flying Bomb, it carried a one ton warhead. The liquid-fuelled rocket was 14 metres (47 feet) long, capable of supersonic speed and could fly at an altitude of over 50 miles. As a result, it could not be effectively stopped once it had been launched.

Of the 5,000 V-2s launched, only 1,100 successfully managed to reached Britain. These rockets killed 2,724 people and badly injured 6,000. After the D-Day landings, Allied troops were able to capture the launch sites and by March 1945, the attacks came to an end.

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