Service: First Flight: Manufacturer: Wernher
, Kummersdorf Number built:
Surface-to-Surface Missile Guidance system:
1.395 m Wingspan:
0.3 m Weight:
149 kg Engine:
1 × liquid fuel rocket
engine producing up to 300 kg of thrust Maximum speed:
km Warhead: Fuze: Launch Platform:
Heer Variants: A-1 A-2
A-3 A-4 A-4
SLBM A-4b / A-9 A-5
A-8 A-9 / A-10
Other: Missiles Articles:
1 (A-1) was the first in a series of ballistic missiles designed and developed
by Dr.-Ing. Wernher
in 1933 under the leadership of Dr. Walter
, at Kummersdorf south of Berlin.
1 (A-1) ballistic missile was 1.395 m long by 0.3 m in diameter and had a takeoff
weight 149 kg and also incorporated a gyroscope in the nose section to stabilise
the missile in flight. The rocket engine used 25% liquid oxygen and 75% ethanol
in a pressure fed system to give a maximum thrust of 300 kg for 16 seconds of
burn time which was designed by Arthur
There were several successful tests of the rocket engine.
However, on the first launch attempt the missile blew up on the launch pad, and
so no further development continued with this variant of Aggregate rocket.
of the Third Reich.
German Aircraft of the Second
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