Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Retro rocket car: Opel RAK 2

Here's a photo of the Opel Rak 2's 24 rockets, which held a combined 265 lbs of propellant. This car was developed in the late 30's, well in advance of the infamous V2. Hemming's Auto Blog has a nice article on the Opel rocket cars, including more photos. Astronautix also presents a timeline of Opel's rocket car development.