Monday, April 25, 2011

Full scale V-2 model

Rocketry Planet posted an article on a full scale V-2 model that was built for the Classic Fighters Airshow at Omaka Airfiel, New Zealand.  The article describes the V-2 'flight' in the future tense, but the slideshow shows the 'launch'.  One responder indicates that this probably wasn't a flying model but rather was to be erected and then merely spew flame. And that it did.  With the discussion of the failures of actual V-2's, I even wonder if it was intended to incinerate?   I borrowed three of the photos (credited to Keith Allott and Craig Buchanan).