Total lenght: 43cm./16.9inch.
Rocket size: 29cm./11.4inch.
Truck with German V-2 Missile and launch pad 1942-1945.
Vintage, 60s-70s, handmade model made with great passion. Prpbably made in the Soviet Union. The V-2 “Vergeltungswaffe” technical name Aggregat 4 (A4), was the world’s first long-range ballistic missile. The missile, powered by a liquid propellant rocket engine, was developed in Germany during World War II as a “revenge weapon” designated to attack Allied cities in retaliation for the Allied bombing of German cities. The V-2 rocket also became the first man-made object to fly into space by crossing the Kármán line with its vertical launch on June 20, 1944. First space rocket?
It is amazing what a work and craftsmanship has gone into this model. It is made of zinc sheet brass and metal. Everything can be moved or removed, moving, open, standing, driving, etc.
Trailer can be disconnected. Front axle of the trailer rotates in 2 places. The rear support arms can be folded out and the support legs can be rotated downwards. The 4 truck doors can be opened and have a door handle. The missile tilts up until the missile is above the launch pad. There are 2 sliding systems to represent the hydraulic cylinders. Once upright, the clamps can be released and the rocket is on the launch block. There is a locking pin between the rear rocket wings to ensure that the rocket does not fall off the trailer.