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German V2 Rocket Oxygen Cylinder

German V2 Rocket Oxygen Cylinder (relic)

German V2 Rocket Oxygen Cylinder

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German V2 Rocket Oxygen Cylinder, (Relic)

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German V2 Rocket Oxygen Cylinder (relic)

Relic Oxygen Cylinder from the infamous V2 Rocket,

Size is 25 inches in length, this piece has its fitting to the top, but as you can see its in rusty relic condition , this one has an impact hole to one end and damage to the base .

The V2 (GermanVergeltungswaffe 2lit.‘Retaliation Weapon 2’), with the technical name Aggregat 4 (A4), was the world’s first long-range[4] guided ballistic missile. The missile, powered by a liquid-propellant rocket engine, was developed during the Second World War in Germany as a “vengeance weapon” and assigned to attack Allied cities as retaliation for the Allied bombings against German cities. The V-2 rocket also became the first artificial object to travel into space by crossing the Kármán line with the vertical launch of MW 18014 on 20 June 1944.[5]

Research into military use of long-range rockets began when the graduate studies of Wernher von Braun attracted the attention of the German Army. A series of prototypes culminated in the A-4, which went to war as the V2. Beginning in September 1944, over 3,000 V-2s were launched by the German Wehrmacht against Allied targets, first London and later Antwerp and Liège. According to a 2011 BBC documentary,[6] the attacks from V-2s resulted in the deaths of an estimated 9,000 civilians and military personnel, and a further 12,000 forced laborers and concentration camp prisoners died as a result of their forced participation in the production of the weapons.[7]

The rockets travelled at supersonic speed, impacted without audible warning, and proved unstoppable, as no effective defense existed. Teams from the Allied forces—the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union—raced to seize key German manufacturing facilities, procure Germany’s missile technology, and capture the V-2’s launching sites. Von Braun and over 100 key V2 personnel surrendered to the Americans, and many of the original V2 team ended up working at the Redstone Arsenal. The US also captured enough V2 hardware to build approximately 80 of the missiles.

German V2 Rocket Oxygen Cylinder (relic)

There was 5  i think Oxygen tanks placed in the V2 Rocket, so here is one.

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