The Semroc V-2 model rocket kit was modeled after the original Estes V-2. The Semroc kit was kept with the original all balsa components rather than substituting molded plastic parts for the nose cone and tail section.

German engineers, headed by Wernher von Braun, designed the V-2 (Vergeltungswaffe 2; i.e., Retribution Weapon 2) during World War II to deliver warheads to London and other European cities. They wanted to be able to launch from within Germany, and doing so required an active guidance system to assure accurate delivery over spans of hundreds of miles. The V-2’s inertially stabilized guidance platform did the job. After being captured by Allied forces, Wernher von Braun eventually headed the Mercury and Apollo projects for NASA.

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Build History

  • 01/20/2009 – Purchased Semroc V-2 from Semroc for $16.00 (Retail $22.00).
  • 02/22/2014 – Donated kit to BluesGrass 10th Anniversary Raffle.