Thursday, March 25, 2010
So, you want to sea-launch your V-2?
Well, apparently, so did the Germans. Scott Lowther has an interesting blog post on the “Prüfstand XII” (”Test Stand 12”) concept. His post includes some background/history and the attached image. In short, the idea was to tow the launcher to station in a horizontal position, raise it to the vertical position, open the top, and launch. It's not clear that this would have worked, at least reliably. This may be the subject for a future issue of his Aerospace Projects Review e-mag. So, if interested, you might keep and eye out for it.