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M4Sherman4
11-19-2007, 07:04 PM
???

berg417448
11-19-2007, 07:07 PM
Absolutely. V-2's Top speed was over 3,000 mph IIRC.

M4Sherman4
11-19-2007, 07:09 PM
The V2 From WW2

AKA_TAGERT
11-19-2007, 07:10 PM
Is there another?

PS for anyone interested in seeing pictures of the most complete V2 in the world go here..

The Building 2 blocks down from the building where I work (http://geocities.com/grantsenn/4ALL2SEE/PICTURES/WSMB/V2/)

Rattler68
11-19-2007, 07:12 PM
VERY supersonic.

"fell to earth with a impact speed of 3240-3600 km per hour."

http://www.v2rocket.com/start/makeup/design.html

flyingloon
11-20-2007, 04:35 AM
when they hit there was a sort of double bang - the explosion and the supersonic shockwave.

Kurfurst__
11-20-2007, 05:13 AM
Explosion and then the supersonice shockwave.

You never knew what hit you, the thing arrived before it`s own sound. Nasty. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

general_kalle
11-20-2007, 05:59 AM
very nasty,

V2 pics and a "V2 guncam" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04Zr2VMd9YM)

V2 accidents (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuJiNW0Yuh8)
very big explosion.

StG2_Schlachter
11-20-2007, 06:23 AM
A description of an A4/V2 impact would be as follows. First, a whip cracking sound of a blast wave created by the rocket (moving faster than the speed of sound) bounces off of the point of impact just split seconds before the flash of impact. This was followed by the chaos of the explosion with debris and earth churned skyward. Soon, the whine and rush of whistling air as the sound catches up with the rocket followed by a deafening roar of the incoming rocket, which tapers off to silence. There could be no warning. The A4/V2 impacted at 3 times the speed of sound.

alert_1
11-20-2007, 07:13 AM
A4 (V2) with GPS would win teh war http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

Bo_Nidle
11-20-2007, 12:32 PM
Because the V2 was supersonic it hit its target before its sonic boom could be heard and this was then lost in the subsequent sound of the explosion. As a result the authorities were not sure what was happening at first.the first V2 hit London on 8th September 1944.

Once it became obvious it was an advanced weapon the V2 explosions were initially officially put down to gas mains leaks in an effort to prevent public panic.

If you are in the UK there is an authentic V2 complete with launch trailer on exhibition at the RAF Museum at RAF Cosford in Shropshire. Great museum and its free!!

Dustysquareback
11-20-2007, 01:32 PM
Aha, Sherman we were talking about the *V1* on comms the other day, not the V2. Now I see why you were confused. v2 was fast as hell, and the foundation of much of modern rocket science.

AKA_TAGERT
11-20-2007, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by alert_1:
A4 (V2) with GPS would win teh war http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif Which is exactaly why everyone else decided early on rockets were not the way to win WWII. The guidance systems were just not up to par yet.. That is you could not hit what you were aiming at.. Thus it was only good as a terror weapon, not a war wining weapon. But the Germans were desperate and for some reason thought they could do what everyone else knew could not be done.

AKA_TAGERT
11-20-2007, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by Dustysquareback:
Aha, Sherman we were talking about the *V1* on comms the other day, not the V2. Now I see why you were confused. v2 was fast as hell, and the foundation of much of modern rocket science. A foundation that use 20 of Goddard's patents from the 20s and 30s.

AKA_TAGERT
11-20-2007, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by general_kalle:
very nasty,

V2 pics and a "V2 guncam" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04Zr2VMd9YM)

V2 accidents (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuJiNW0Yuh8)
very big explosion. That first link is cool..

Espically the last part..

You can see where I work in those last few seconds of that film