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V-2 Rocket Engine

V-2 Rocket Engine

Display location: Museum exhibit hall

Fuel: Alcohol - 2,900 liters per rocket
Oxidizer: Liquid oxygen (LOX) - 6,750 kilograms per rocket
Thrust: 25.7 tons (59,500 pounds) at liftoff
Consumption: 72 Kg of LOX and 58 Kg of Alcohol per second at full thrust
Temperature: 2,000 degrees C in combustion chamber
Velocity: Engine exhaust 2,000 meters per second
Weight: 2,053 pounds
Turbo Pump: Hydrogen peroxide and sodium permanganate used to generate steam as power to run the pumps

The Museum has a rare V-2 rocket engine on display in the Exhibit Hall. Note that the engine is 'upside down' with the nozzle pointing up.

An engine of this type powered a rocket called Bumper on the first launch from Cape Canaveral, 24 July 1950. Bumper was a V-2 with a WAC Corporal second stage.