V-2 Rocket

The V-2 (German: Vergeltungswaffe 2, English: Retribution Weapon 2), technical name Aggregat 4 (A4), was the world's first long-range guided ballistic missile.
The missile, powered by a liquid-propellant rocket engine, was developed during the Second World War in Germany as a "vengeance weapon", assigned to attack Allied cities as retaliation for the Allied bombings against German cities. The V-2 rocket also became the first man-made object to travel into space by crossing the Kármán line (named after Kármán Tódor) with the vertical launch of MW 18014 on 20 June 1944.


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