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A4b Flight 1
A4b Flight 1 -

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Family: A4.

Winged version of V-2 missile. A-4b designation used to disguise work on A-9 program. Two flown; manned version planned. The A4b had an empty mass 1350 kg greater than the basic V-2, with wings of 52 degree sweep. Another variation was conceived and under construction at the end of the war - a boosted version. This would use a ring of 10 solid propellant rockets to achieve Mach 6 cruise at 20,000 m altitude, extending the range by a further 400 km.


Specifications


A4b Chronology


1944 Oct 24 -
1944 Dec 9 -
1944 Dec 27 -
1945 Jan 8 -
1945 Jan 24 - Launch Site: Peenemuende .

A4b Flight 3A4b Flight 3

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A4b CutawayA4b Cutaway

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A-4b in MeilerwagenA-4b in Meilerwagen

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Launch of A-9Launch of A-9

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