V2 Rocket Railway Launch system

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V2 Rocket Railway Launch system

Postby EPOCH3 » 26 Dec 2017 21:40

Hi - just sharing a drawing that I got from Karl Pawlas many years ago.
Original is located in BAMA Archives.

This is a rare drawing showing the V2 railway launch configuration.
With the V2 models coming out I decided to build the car and launcher
in 3D and print on the Form 2.

Just sharing in case anyone else wants to build.

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Re: V2 Rocket Railway Launch system

Postby kstdk » 27 Dec 2017 00:43

Hello

Interesting subject and a very nice drawing it is :-)

Have you buildt the model yet, or is it in progress?

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Re: V2 Rocket Railway Launch system

Postby Andrzej Ditrich » 27 Dec 2017 01:43

Very interesting drawing,thanks for sharing Greg :thumbsup:

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Re: V2 Rocket Railway Launch system

Postby EPOCH3 » 27 Dec 2017 02:00

In progress - hope to have something to show
in a couple of days...

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Re: V2 Rocket Railway Launch system

Postby EPOCH3 » 27 Dec 2017 20:06

The bulk of captured A4 (V2 rocket) data was sent to Fort Eutis
for analysis. You can still obtain microfilm of a lot of this data
through NASM. Most of the original material was returned to Germany
in the 1950s. Attached are a few relevant frames of film relating to the
railway launcher I scanned from film. While Microfilm isn't as sharp and
clear as the original material, it's still useful for obtaining details wrt
model building. I'll post more data relating o the railway version and
support vehicles as I assemble material for my 3D modeling/printing project....

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Re: V2 Rocket Railway Launch system

Postby Andrzej Ditrich » 28 Dec 2017 00:27

Thanks for additional info on this project!
Your drawing is 2 axis flat car but on the photos from practising launching in Peneemunde there is 4 axis wagon (Koln type?) - so how it really was? 2 axis was a concept?
Another thing is "Korset" around body - was it used due to the problems with structure of missile?

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Re: V2 Rocket Railway Launch system

Postby Andrzej Ditrich » 28 Dec 2017 00:59

Here some photos from Russian sources including launch wagon:
http://www.gmik.ru/blog/2016/05/11/stanovlenie/

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Re: V2 Rocket Railway Launch system

Postby EPOCH3 » 28 Dec 2017 03:29

Hi - here are some addition scans/microfilm frames showing some more of the
launcher details. I have some drawings for these parts and will post
when I get a minute and get closer to finishing up the 3D model.

The initial drawing above was only one of several very early prototype ideas. It showed however
the initial thoughts of how they might mount the launch pad to the car. Not yet sure of
what version to build. I like doing models of the early prototypes since they are seldom
thought about and I enjoy seeing what they would have looked like. I also have the A-Stoff
and B--Stoff railway wagons (and Lok) done and ready to print - the separate fueling train
would have come up alongside the launcher car for fueling (somewhat like the Russian illustrations show
although with trucks). I am thinking that I want to print the whole fueling scenario as I think it will be
something complex looking and different.


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Re: V2 Rocket Railway Launch system

Postby EPOCH3 » 28 Dec 2017 03:38

SSla wagon - basis for the later versions
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Re: V2 Rocket Railway Launch system

Postby Andrzej Ditrich » 28 Dec 2017 19:25

Thank You very much - this is very interesting weapon from late phase of the war.
We're looking forward to seeing renders of single vehicles and whole set :milsmile:

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Re: V2 Rocket Railway Launch system

Postby EPOCH3 » 29 Dec 2017 23:35

Some info/data pertaining to the use of the cradle/corset.

Note: there was a completely different lift bar arrangement used for moving
the production A4s off of the S-Wagons that were usually used for rail transport
of the rocket onto local land transport wagons (Vidal/Meillerwagon etc).

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Re: V2 Rocket Railway Launch system

Postby Andrzej Ditrich » 30 Dec 2017 00:32

Thanks Greg-that's very interesting.

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Re: V2 Rocket Railway Launch system

Postby EPOCH3 » 31 Dec 2017 18:44

Hi - attached are a few screen captures of the basic ssla wagon so far - a work in progress.
I had the trucks handy from a previous project so that saved some time.

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Re: V2 Rocket Railway Launch system

Postby EPOCH3 » 31 Dec 2017 18:45

Basic outline of launcher from concept drawing -
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Re: V2 Rocket Railway Launch system

Postby EPOCH3 » 03 Jan 2018 00:04

Hi - here is what I have figured out today for the launcher frame (railway version).
I'll to a dimensioned drawing later in case anyone want to make one.
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