Skill Level 3. Previous experience recommended.
This model builds into an accurate 1:32 scale replica of the V-2. The completed model has a height of over seventeen inches. Two versions are available, featuring either a 3-colour camouflage scheme or a black and white test pattern.
You will need a colour printer capable of handling card or cover stock to print the parts sheets. 67 lb cover stock (approx 8.5 thousandths of an inch or 0.2 mm thick) is recommended.
In 1929, director Fritz Lang released the movie Frau im Mond (Woman in the Moon), a prophetic vision of space travel. In it, a group of adventurers travels by rocket to search for gold on the Moon. Their ship is the Friede, a futuristic multi-stage, liquid-fuelled rocket designed for the film by Germany's leading spaceflight pioneer, Hermann Oberth. So advanced was the design that the German government later seized the drawings, models and prints of the film, considering them state secrets. The movie helped generate tremendous interest in rocketry in Germany, and was the most realistic depiction of space flight until the 1950s.
From the film: the Friede's upper stage on the Moon's surface.
Last updated 2 July 2013
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