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V2 – 18mm

Model #KV2-18

Description

The V-2 is the most famous rocket ever built. Designed by Werner von Braun for the Nazi war effort during WWII, the V-2 was the world’s first large liquid fueled rocket. Originally designated the A-4, thousands were built by prisoners during the early 1940’s. After the war, many captured V-2s were flown by the U.S. as well as the Soviet Union. Despite its’ horrific inception as a weapon of destruction, the V-2 was the forerunner of all the large liquid fuel rockets which were to follow.

Featuring a balsa boattail, balsa nose cone and laser-cut basswood fins, this 11 1/4″ tall model is true to scale and flies on standard 18mm A thru C motors.

Additional Information

  • Length: 11.25″
  • Diameter: 1.325″
  • Weight: 2.3″
  • Scale: 1:49
  • Recovery: 12″ Parachute
  • Recommended Motors:
    • A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5

Instructions

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Build History

  • 05/15/2018 – Purchased ASP V2 18mm from ASP for $22.00 (Retail $22.00).
  • 05/19/2018 – Took pictures of package and components.
  • 11/30/2020 – Sanded fin inserts. Glued fins to boat tail 1/2″ from forward end of boat tail.
  • 12/01/2020 – Filleted fin joints. Glued launch lug 1/2″ from top of boat tail on launch lug reference line. Filleted launch lug joints.

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