The V - 2 ("Vengeance Weapon 2") is perhaps the most famous, and certainly the most infamous, rocket ever built. Designed by Werner von Braun for the Nazi war effort during WWII, the V - 2 was the world's first large liquid-fueled rocket. Originally designated the A - 4, thousands were built by prisoners during the early 1940s. After the war, many captured V - 2s were flown by the U.S. as well as the Soviet Union. Despite its' horrific inception as a weapon of destruction, the V - 2 was the forerunner of all the large liquid-fuel rockets which were to follow.
Our most popular kit! Like our other V - 2 kits, this model has a pre-drilled balsa boattail & balsa nose cone, laser-cut basswood fins and is accurately scaled. Designed primarily to fly on D12 motors, it will fly "outta - sight" on a composite E! Also flies great on 18mm Bs and Cs with adapter EA18/24 (not included).
This kit has been recently updated to include an optional quick-change engine hook. Instruction sheets have been updated and re-written as well.
Adhesive (A wood glue, such as Elmer's Carpenters Glue or Titebond can be used for most steps and is recommended. Other adhesives, such as epoxy or cyanoacrylate [“CA” or “Super Glue”] can be used if you are familiar with their use. Epoxy is recommended for some steps.); hobby knife with a sharp #11 blade; straight edge (preferably metal); scissors; masking tape; sanding sealer (or balsa fillercoat); thinner (appropriate type for the sanding sealer); small paint brush; paint (Spray paint, such as Krylon or Testors is recommended. Be sure not to mix different types or brands of paint without testing. ) - primer (optional), colors (see painting diagrams) & clear (optional); sandpaper (coarse - 100 or 120, medium - 220 or 280, fine - 320 or 400, & [optionally] extra fine - 500 or 600); ball point pen (or pencil). Recommended, but not required: sanding block; tack cloth; filler material such as Elmer’s Fill & Finish, Elmer’s Professional Carpenter’s Wood Filler or interior spackling paste.
What else you'll need to fly this model:
Electronic launch system; launch pad with 3/16" launch rod; recovery wadding; engines (see list of recommended engines above).