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Family: A4. Country: Germany. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: Vergeltungswaffen-2. Manufacturer's Designation: A4.

First operational liquid fuel rocket. Developed by Germany in a huge development program as large in proportion to the German gross national product as the Manahattan atom bomb project was in America.. Development program cost $ 2 billion; 5,789 built; unit cost $ 17,877. 3,225 launched; total failure rate unknown, but 169 of 1359 against London unsuccessful. After the war captured German V-2's were launched by the British, Americans, and Russians. Personnel and technology from the V-2 formed the basis for subsequent rocketry developments throughout the world.


Specifications

Liftoff Thrust: 27,010 kgf. Total Mass: 12,805 kg. Core Diameter: 1.7 m. Total Length: 14.0 m. Development Cost $: 2,000.00 million. in 1943 average dollars. Total Production Built: 5789. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 0.02 million. in 1944 unit dollars.


V-2 Chronology


1919 Jun 28 -
1923 Dec 15 -
1927 Jun 5 -
1930 Jul 23 -
1930 Sep 1 -
1930 Dec 17 -
1931 Apr 1 -
1932 Oct 1 -
1937 May 1 - Launch Site: Peenemuende .
1942 Mar 23 - Launch Site: Peenemuende . FAILURE: Crashed in sea 1 km from pad.
1942 Jun 13 - Launch Site: Peenemuende . FAILURE: Blew up on pad.
1942 Oct 3 - Launch Site: Peenemuende .
1943 Feb 17 - Launch Site: Peenemuende .
1943 Apr 15 -
1943 May 30 -
1943 Jul 7 -
1943 Aug 17 - Launch Site: Peenemuende .
1944 Jun 1 - Launch Site: Peenemuende .
1944 Sep 8 -
1945 May 5 - Launch Site: Peenemuende .
1945 Jul 23 -
1945 Oct 1 -
1945 Oct 3 -
1945 Oct 15 -
1946 Jan 16 - Launch Site: White Sands .
1946 Feb 21 - Launch Site: White Sands .
1946 Mar 15 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 1. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1946 Apr 16 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 2. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1946 May 10 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 3. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1946 May 13 -
1946 May 29 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 4. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1946 Jun 13 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 5. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1946 Jun 28 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 6. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1946 Jul 9 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 7. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1946 Jul 19 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 8. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1946 Jul 30 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 9. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1946 Aug 15 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 10. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1946 Aug 22 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 11. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1946 Oct 1 - Launch Site: White Sands .
1946 Oct 10 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 12. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1946 Oct 24 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 13. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1946 Nov 7 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 14. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1946 Nov 21 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 15. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1946 Dec 5 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 16. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1946 Dec 17 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 17. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1947 Jan 10 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 18. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1947 Jan 23 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 19. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1947 Feb 20 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 20. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1947 Mar 7 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 21. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1947 Apr 1 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 22. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1947 Apr 8 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 23. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1947 Apr 17 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 24. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1947 May 15 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 26. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1947 May 29 - LV Configuration: Hermes B-1. Launch Site: White Sands .
1947 Jul 10 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 29. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1947 Jul 26 -
1947 Jul 29 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 30. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1947 Sep 6 -
1947 Oct 9 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 27. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1947 Oct 18 -
1947 Oct 20 -
1947 Oct 23 -
1947 Oct 28 -
1947 Oct 31 -
1947 Nov 2 -
1947 Nov 3 -
1947 Nov 4 -
1947 Nov 10 -
1947 Nov 13 -
1947 Nov 20 - LV Configuration: V-2 / GE Specification. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1947 Dec 8 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 28. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1948 Jan 22 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 34. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1948 Feb 6 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 36. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1948 Mar 18 -
1948 Mar 19 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 39. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1948 Apr 2 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 25. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1948 Apr 19 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 38. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1948 May 15 - LV Configuration: V-2 Bumper 1. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1948 May 27 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 35. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1948 Jun 11 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 37. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1948 Jul 26 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 40. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1948 Aug 5 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 43. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1948 Aug 19 - LV Configuration: V-2 Bumper 2. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1948 Sep 2 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 33. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1948 Sep 30 - LV Configuration: V-2 Bumper 3. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1948 Nov 1 - LV Configuration: V-2 Bumper 4. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1948 Nov 18 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 44. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1948 Dec 9 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 42. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1949 Jan 28 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 45. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1949 Feb 17 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 48. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1949 Feb 24 - LV Configuration: V-2 Bumper 5. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1949 Mar 21 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 41. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1949 Apr 11 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 50. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1949 Apr 21 - LV Configuration: V-2 Bumper 6. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1949 May 5 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 46. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1949 Jun 14 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 47. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1949 Sep 16 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 32. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1949 Sep 29 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 49. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1949 Nov 18 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 56. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1949 Dec 8 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 31. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1950 Feb 17 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 53. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1950 Jul 19 - LV Configuration: V-2 Stage 1/ WAC-Corporal Stage 2. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral .
1950 Jul 24 - LV Configuration: V-2 Bumper 8. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1950 Jul 29 - LV Configuration: V-2 Bumper 7. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC1.
1950 Aug 31 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 51. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1950 Oct 26 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 61. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1951 Jan 18 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 54. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1951 Mar 8 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 57. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1951 Jun 14 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 55. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1951 Jun 28 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 52. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1951 Aug 22 - LV Configuration: V-2 number TF-1. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1951 Oct 29 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 60. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1952 May 20 - LV Configuration: V-2 number 59 / TF-2. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1952 Aug 22 - LV Configuration: V-2 number TF-3. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.
1952 Sep 19 - LV Configuration: V-2 number TF-5. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33.

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