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Just answer yes if you know and don't spoil it for the rest of the lookers,

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no is the short answer. However, besides the obvious a white and black 4 finned rocket or missile, my guess is a V2 only because of the chain mechanism in the background fin which I saw on another V2 pic.
 

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Steering vanes were my clue. Where was that taken? It looks familiar
 

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No,,
What the heck is that ??
I didn't even see the fins till I read what Pit said..
I saw I thought was an inside place,, like a capsule,, with a lifting point in the middle of it..

Teddy
 

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If he said "what" and not "where" to avoid spoilers, can I say where it is? Or is that too much Captain Technicality? :)

Hint: It's in a place that desperately needs an update.
 

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Tell me you are going to the sister museum just outside of town too. That one is actually my favorite.
 

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The "sister" is even better looking!
 

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I was there last October, few feet only from this one

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No, but it resembles my living room.

Minus the people of course.
 

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Tell me you are going to the sister museum just outside of town too. That one is actually my favorite.
I agree with this. The sister museum is far better, both more up to date and with more stuff. The vehicles looking you in the eye when you walk in the door are amazing.
 

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Guessing a V2, or a similar old rocket from either the American space program, or the Nazis.
 

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If they lit it off, it would get very warm in there!
 

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Yes my favorite rocket. Looks like the Air and Space museum in DC.
 

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Looks pretty well beat up too. I suspect all the "good" ones were used up in testing and the "beaters" and pieces left were cobbled together for static displays. Kurt
 

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And the answer is................

V2

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Smithsonian Air and Space.

The pic of the V1 posted earlier was a good hint.


I have not been to the sister museum yet, but it is on my list.

The Wright Patterson Air Force museum in Dayton Ohio is by far my favorite....
 

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And the answer is................

V2

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Smithsonian Air and Space.

The pic of the V1 posted earlier was a good hint.


I have not been to the sister museum yet, but it is on my list.

The Wright Patterson Air Force museum in Dayton Ohio is by far my favorite....
If any museum has a chance to unseat your current number one, The Udvar Hazy is it. Also, if you are not from the area, get a good crab cake while in town...Old Ebbitt Grill right near The White House has a proper one.
 

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Looks pretty well beat up too. I suspect all the "good" ones were used up in testing and the "beaters" and pieces left were cobbled together for static displays. Kurt
The scenario you give might be the reason this rocket looks rough, but I think is most likely due to the fact that the V2's with the exception of the early test models were built by slave labor, and as such quality and appearance were victims of the process. Most if not all the V2's used in US testing were left over from ones captured at the end of WW2. IIRC I have seen other photos of these rockets immediately after manufacture and the fillet areas especially seemed really rough.
 

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I tried to eat at the Old Ebbitt on Thursday night but for some reason there was a crowd in town.....2 hour wait....so we passed.


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