A-4/V-2 Display - Imperial War Museum, London, England
Photos Ed Straten and Brian Marshall



   The Imperial War Museum is one of the most visited and accessible museums in Europe. Located near the heart of London, you can glimpse many types of weapons, vehicles, uniforms, and other oddities from both WWI and WWII. The V-2 is normally located in the foyer, the London Large Exhibit Room, and is one of the most photographed A-4/V-2s in the world—no doubt you will have seen this rocket in many publications. The rocket is painted in an odd color of green and cut up for interior display purposes, nonetheless, it is a nice exhibit.

   Recently the IWM V-2 was removed from the museum,
due to construction works needed to transform the museum, and moved to conservatory in Duxford, Cambridgeshire. The V-2 returned to London at the beginning of 2014.

Photos below show the IWM V-2 as it appeared in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
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Seen above is the last photo taken of the IWM London V-2 before its removal in 2012.



Recent removal from the IWM London.

Photos below show the IWM V-2 in Hanger No. 5 at Duxford in 2013. Interior components not seen in years are visible.
The missile has now returned to IWM.
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Photos below show the IWM V-2 as it appeared for many decades in Large Exhibit Room..
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   Imperial War Museums (IWM) is a British national museum organisation with branches at five locations in England, three of which are in London. Founded as the Imperial War Museum in 1917, the museum was intended to record the civil and military war effort and sacrifice of Britain and its Empire in war. During the 1970s the museum began to expand onto other sites. The first, in 1976, was a historic airfield in Cambridgeshire now referred to as IWM Duxford. In 2011 the museum rebranded itself as IWM, standing for "Imperial War Museums."

   The museum's collections include archives of personal and official documents, photographs, film and video material, and oral history recordings; an extensive library, a large art collection, and examples of military vehicles and aircraft, equipment and other artifacts.


IWM London, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ



Imperial War Museum V-2 video from 2006.

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