A-4/V-2 Display - National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC
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   The Smithsonian Institution's V-2 was acquired in 1946 from the U.S. Army Air Forces, officially transferred on May 1, 1949. It was moved to the National Air Museum's storage facility in Suitland, Maryland in 1954 and was restored in 1975 for exhibition in the new National Air and Space Museum building.

   The rocket is painted in a black and white scheme to resemble Test Vehicle A-4/V4, which was the first successful rocket launched from Test Stand VII in Peenemünde on October 3, 1942. The rocket is displayed in the upright position and is resting on an authentic German firing table, which is one of only four remaing in the world.

(PHOTOS BY JOHN VERITY AND OTHERS - CLICK ON THUMBNAILS TO ENLARGE)

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Post World War 2 military hardhare exhibition on the mall in Washington DC - 1946

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