Surviving A-4/V-2 Rockets Around the World


              
            AUSTRALIA

A-4/V-2 rocket Australia PV Australian War Memorial, Treloar Centre Annex, in Canberra, with Meillerwagen trailer (verified). Photos Mikael Olrog and Alan Scheckenbach.
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A-4/V-2 RAAF Museum at Point Cook, just to the Geelong side of Melbourne. This rocket used to guard the gate at Holsworthy Army base just outside Sydney. Then, the RAAF museum received into storage. Photos Mike Cecil and Alan Scheckenbach.
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                  UNITED KINGDOM

A-4/V-2 cutaway rocket located at the Imperial War Museum in London (verified). Located in the Large Exhibit Room, the V-2 rocket display is one of the most photographed A-4/V-2s in the world. Photos Ed Straten.
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A-4/V-2 rocket at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London. On loan from Cranfield University (verified). This rocket was originally prepared for Operation Backfire. Photos Ed Straten.
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A-4/V-2 rocket with Meillerwagen transport, RAF Museum, Cosford (verified). This rocket was originally prepared for Operation Backfire, but never fired. Photos Paul Clark & Mikael Olrog.
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A-4/V-2 rocket at the RAF Museum, Hendon (verified). Britain's National Museum of Aviation, celebrates the story of aviation with one of the world's finest collections of aircraft and associated aerospace equipment.
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A-4/V-2 rocket at the Royal Engineers Museum (REM), Gillingham, Kent. Restored in 2010. This rocket was formerly housed at the RSME (Royal School Military Engineering) depot in Chattenden for many years. Photos Murray Barber, Catherine Byrne and John Pridige.
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                  FRANCE

A-4/V-2 rocket at the Musee de L'Seconde, Wizernes, Argues (La Coupole Museum) verified. This rocket is partial replica. Located in Pas de Calais, 5 kilometers from the town of Saint-Omer, this gigantic underground bunker was designed by the Nazis in 1943 to store, prepare and launch V-2s.
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                  GERMANY

Complete A-4/V-2 rocket at Deutsches Museum in Munich (verified). Displayed in a very unique way, this rocket gives a good overview of the interior components. Photos Rudi Velthuis, Christoph Westhaus, Ed Straten and Bert Hartmann.
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                  NETHERLANDS

A-4/V-2 National Military Museum, Soesterberg (verified). This V-2 rocket was located inside the Leger Museum (Army Museum) in Delft. It has now been placed into the museum storage, away from public view. It will go on display in 2014 at the new NMM complex in Soesterberg, Netherlands.
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               UNITED STATES

A-4/V-2 rocket located near the White Sands Missile Park, White Sands, NM (verified). This rocket was recently restored by the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. It returned to White Sands Missile Range Museum in 2004 and is on display in a new building.
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A-4/V-2 rocket, motor, and accelerometer located at NASM, Wash, D.C. (verified).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.
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A-4/V-2 rocket with Meillerwagen Transport, U.S. Air Force Museum, Dayton, Ohio (verified). This V-2 and Meillerwagen have recently been restored and are now on display at the museum in the World War 2 building.
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A-4/V-2 rocket with motor located at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, in Hutchinson KS (verified). The Cosmosphere's restoration team is responsible for some of the finest restorations of rocket history anywhere in the world. This rocket is featured in cutaway to view interior makeup.
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V-2 located on base at Fort Bliss, near El Paso, TX (verified). The Fort Bliss Air Defense Museum has recently moved. The V-2 was moved to the entrance of the new museum. The rocket is rough, being outside for many years, but has survived fairly well in the dry climate.
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               RUSSIA

A-4/V-2 rocket supposedly located near the Energia Museum, in Factory No. 88 RKKE in Podlipkinow known as city of Koroljov (unverified). Not much is known about this A-4, although it is said to be of original German origin, not a Soviet reproduction or R-1. It is rumored to be outside of the museum Energia facilities, but nearby in the Factory 88 design bureau stores. Not on public display, the factory is considered to be the center of education.

                  A-4/V-2 REPLICAS

A-4/V-2 replica located at the Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK (verified). This rocket is a full-scale replica, one of four built for filming in the TV mini-series "Space" (1985) by the company that eventually became "Spaceworks" (Hutchinson, Kansas).
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A-4/V-2 replica located at the Flying Heritage Collection Museum, Everett, Washington (verified). This fine replica features many original German-manufactured internal components.
It is one of 30 items on display in two new museum hangars that opened in 2013.
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A-4/V-2 replica at Dresden Military History Museum, Germany (verified). Originally from Appen, then moved to the Luftwaffe Museum in Gatow, this replica has been in storage for many years until recently. In 2012 it was loaned to the musuem in Dresden for public display.
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A-4/V-2 rocket display U. S. Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL (verified). This V-2 replica was originally constructed by the workers at KS Cosmosphere some years back. It was moved to Huntsville in the late 1990s. There it was refurbished and moved to an impressive new display area.
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A-4/V-2 replica located at the Peenemünde museum in Germany (verified). This full-scale replica, with many authentic parts,  was constructed by members of Foerdervereins organization under the supervision of the late Reinhold Krüger.
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This A-4/V-2 replica is located in the USA at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. Nothing is known about its construction. The Evergreen museum is also the location of Howard Hughes' famous "Spruce Goose" flying boat.
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A-4/V-2 replica built for 2005 BBC docu-drama "The Space Race." Location unknown, possibly Romania (unverified).
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                  Surviving Engines, Components and Support Equipment

A-4/V-2 Engine display & restoration at Parks College, St. Louis (verified). These authentic V-2 pieces were donated to the college by Wernher von Braun in the early 1970's. Includes engine with thrust chamber and portion of turbo assembly.
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A-4/V-2 equipment located at RAF Museum Cosford, England. Leftover from Operation Backfire, the museum has in storage the world's only known Vidalwagen transport trailer, along with a firing table (including towing dolly) and a portable Fries-style Strabo gantry crane.
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Various A-4/V-2 parts, engines & components, displayed all around the world.
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Below: V-2 and Meillerwagen on display at the RAF Museum Cosford.

 

This list was compiled with the help of the following: Bert Hartmann, Bill Beggs, Mikael Olrog, Ed Straten, Mike Imhoff, Vince Huegele, Phil Broad, Peter Fagone, Paul Clark, Olaf Przybilski, Alan Scheckenbach, Christoph Westhaus, Manfred Tegge, Curt Brandt, Werner Luehmann, Michael Keuer, Stephen Remato, Michael Neufeld, Gerhard Helm, Leo Flynn, David Mindell, John Kiever, Jim Jenkins, Sergey Andreev, Rod Givens, Murray Barber, John Pridige, Stan Druzynski and Michel van Best.
Thanks to various institutions and many individuals who have contributed.

*Each contributor maintains the copyright of photos, which are used here by permission only.


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