A4 V2 missile turbopump and Walther steam drive
By steam engine to the stars? An overview of the V2 rocket’s turbopump The idea that one of the most significant inventions to emerge from the second world war was ‘steam-driven’ may strike you as more than a little anachronistic, sounding more like the quaint technology of a bygone eraRead on
Analysing and transcribing the original 75-year old V2 rocket turbopump technical drawings for modern 3D modelling systems. Computer Aided Design (CAD) has a surprisingly long history but the modern 3D CAD we see everywhere today did not take root until the late 90s and start of the millennium. Since IRead on
In our exploration of the historical sites around Peenemünde we often encounter relics that are a mystery to us. If you recognise the item and can tell us anything positive (no guesses please, we have lots of those already!) it will be a big help and you can be sureRead on
The eighteen pot injector head. This is the first image blog from Alexsander Savochkin in what we hope will become an expanding resource for those wishing to find out more about the design and construction of the A4/V2 missile.  The precise 3D CAD model imagery is based exclusively on originalRead on
V2 rocket brass fuel injection inserts
About ten years ago now I was shown a relic, found in the sandy soil of the  Peenemünde woods, that turned out to be part of a simple system for evaluating the fuel injector inserts used in the 25-ton test engines of the A4/V2 missile project. At the time theRead on