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Takom 1/35 V2 Rocket

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Another in between project that I wanted to do since I visited the Blockhaus D’Eperlecques. A most impressive installation where V2’s were assembled and launched. It was too visible, bombed and operations moved to La Coupole close by.

I bought a piece of V2 skin and will display the rocket on it’s cradle together with this relic. Not sure of the scheme yet.

I’ll mount the rocket and scheme on a high round wooden base. I think ;)

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If the compound is still there after being bombed, you are probably fortunate there is still something to visit!

As with all your Plinth-mounted works, looking forward to this one J.

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Oh goody !.....harv

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Nice project Jeroen..  ..and another place to add to the 'must see' list next time we're back in France 

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Some progress. The cradle is done. The rocket itself is big but consists out of a few parts. 

Fun will start with the painting.

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We don't see one of these every day :omg:

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This is going to be another great one!

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Jeroen

You're on a roll with some truly unique builds. Great idea and some mighty nice progress

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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Thnx guys!

Not a lot of bench time this weekend, but i did manage to find good reference photo's to open the panels i wanted.

These give access to the Nitro tanks. The top section consists out of 4 quadrants. The others open up to the Funk Gerät.

I'll scratch the doors and interior.

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Is the plywood just a liner for mounting the tanks? 

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1 minute ago, GusMac said:

Is the plywood just a liner for mounting the tanks? 

I would think so. There’s an aluminium internal frame that should have created the needed strength. 

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Thanks Jeroen. The open hatches should certainly add some real interest to the build.

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This is COOL............. you bought a piece of V2 skin???????????? now THAT is really cool....

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Jeroen, these weren't guided were they? I thought they were purely ballistic.  Why would they need a radio system, or is it a proximity fuse or something to arm the warhead once it was safely on it's way?

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Yes some of them use radio transmitters to stay on course and for engine cut-off developed by Siemens?. 

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4 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

Yes some of them use radio transmitters to stay on course and for engine cut-off developed by Siemens?. 

Neat. You learn something new every day.  I actually thought they were a "by gosh and by golly" 'set it and forget it' missile. Light the fuse and where it lands, it lands.

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