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Monson74
09-08-2004, 08:27 AM
The first V2 rocket was fired in anger against London. About 1100-1200 were fired during the entire war - less than 100 failed to cross the Channel & about 500 of them struck the target area. The V2 could reach its cruise speed of 1600 m/s in 60 seconds & carried 1 ton of explosives.

(Got this from a paper - so no link)

S!

Monson


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Monson74
09-08-2004, 08:27 AM
The first V2 rocket was fired in anger against London. About 1100-1200 were fired during the entire war - less than 100 failed to cross the Channel & about 500 of them struck the target area. The V2 could reach its cruise speed of 1600 m/s in 60 seconds & carried 1 ton of explosives.

(Got this from a paper - so no link)

S!

Monson


"The Zerst├┬Ârers will form an offensive circle." - G├┬Âring

Franzen
09-08-2004, 09:17 AM
Although the V2 was used initially for destruction I often think of it as one of the most important beginnings of today's space industry. It's nice to know they were more successful and useful in peacetime.

Fritz Franzen

FatBoyHK
09-08-2004, 11:19 AM
1600 meters per second?? are you kidding?? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

PBNA-Boosher
09-08-2004, 11:25 AM
Superman can't even go that fast! It was a brilliant idea, but it came too late and was before its time.

Boosher
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Dunkelgrun
09-08-2004, 11:33 AM
Good link posted in this thread

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=880003317

Cheers!

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BA31jocky
09-08-2004, 11:45 AM
....more people(Jews) died justmaking the V2 than were actually killed by it by it's use as a weapon.

DuxCorvan
09-08-2004, 11:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by FatBoyHK:
1600 meters per second?? are you kidding?? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's 5760 km/h. Almost Mach 5. High as this may seem, don't forget it was a stratospheric ballistic missile, the forerunner of actual intercontinental nuclear vectors and space projects such as Gemini rockets.

Then, as now -except for half-succeeding anti-ballistic shielding warheads as Patriots- nothing could intercept it once in its way.

If they put V2 in FB, our mission won't be to intercept them -impossible- but prevent them to take-off. (Do you remember SWOTL?) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

ploughman
09-08-2004, 01:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>...but it came too late and was before its time.
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That is priceless. I hope one day someone says that about me. Well maybe not. You know I'm just not sure.

In other V weapon news I had a mate (now sadly shuffled off to the big pub in the sky) who was having a whizz at school when a V-1 came down nearby. He reported that, in addition to wetting his trousers all his hair went white and subsequently fell out. He referred to it as the most expensive haircut he'd ever had.

p1ngu666
09-08-2004, 02:08 PM
didnt the slaves used to pee on the guidence system?
i think the raf killed many slaves with tallboys and grand slams dropped on target.
poor slaves thought they was safe buried under vast amounts of concreate.
they wherent against tall boys and grand slams

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Ashoka74
09-09-2004, 02:30 AM
Info:
The V2 was an unmanned, guided, ballistic missile. It was guided by an advanced gyroscopic system that sent signals to aerodynamic steering tabs on the fins and vanes in the exhaust. It was propelled by an alcohol (a mixture of 75% ethyl alcohol and 25% water), and liquid oxygen fuel. The two liquids were delivered to the thrust chamber by two rotary pumps, driven by a steam turbine. The steam turbine operated at 5,000 rpm on two auxiliary fuels, namely hydrogen peroxide (80 %) and a mixture of 66% sodium permanganate with water 33%. This system generated about 55,000 lbs (24947 kg) of thrust at the start, which increased to 160,000 lbs (72574 kg) when the maximum speed was reached. The motor typically burned for 60 seconds, pushing the rocket to around 4,400 ft/second (1341 m/sec). It rose to an altitude of 52 to 60 miles (83 to 93 km) and had a range of 200 to 225 miles (321 to 362 km). The V2 carried an explosive warhead (Amatol Fp60/40) weighing approximately 738 kg (1 ton) that was capable of flattening a city block. It was first fired operationally on Sept. 8, 1944 against Paris then London, this was the beginning of the V2 campaign.

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

Franzen
09-09-2004, 06:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ashoka74:
Info:
The V2 was an unmanned, guided, ballistic missile. It was guided by an advanced gyroscopic system that sent signals to aerodynamic steering tabs on the fins and vanes in the exhaust. It was propelled by an alcohol (a mixture of 75% ethyl alcohol and 25% water), and liquid oxygen fuel. The two liquids were delivered to the thrust chamber by two rotary pumps, driven by a steam turbine. The steam turbine operated at 5,000 rpm on two auxiliary fuels, namely hydrogen peroxide (80 %) and a mixture of 66% sodium permanganate with water 33%. This system generated about 55,000 lbs (24947 kg) of thrust at the start, which increased to 160,000 lbs (72574 kg) when the maximum speed was reached. The motor typically burned for 60 seconds, pushing the rocket to around 4,400 ft/second (1341 m/sec). It rose to an altitude of 52 to 60 miles (83 to 93 km) and had a range of 200 to 225 miles (321 to 362 km). The V2 carried an explosive warhead (Amatol Fp60/40) weighing approximately 738 kg (1 ton) that was capable of flattening a city block. It was first fired operationally on Sept. 8, 1944 against Paris then London, this was the beginning of the V2 campaign.

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

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That's nice, but could you give us some details please? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Just kidding. Nice info, thx dude.

Fritz Franzen

Ashoka74
09-09-2004, 08:39 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

You know if someone wont have anything to do in a work, he can educate little bit and then amaze some hot chick in bar while looking at her ... vau zwei's http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Franzen
09-09-2004, 12:27 PM
Well,.... I'm not exactly "hot", then again, not a "chick" either but you got my attention. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

Hello you big strong virtual pilot http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/heart.gif, tell me about the V1 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

Fritz Franzen

gombal40
09-09-2004, 12:42 PM
http://images.fok.nl/upload/V2.jpg

http://images.fok.nl/upload/lanceri-haag.jpg

and an excellent site about that thingie

http://www.v2rocket.com/