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V2 rocket

If you have ever wondered what colour the V2 A4 rocket was painted when they were fired at the UK in late 1944 - We have the answer - green.
The V2 was steered using graphite rudders in the main engine thrust flow but also each of the four fins had a steering/air rudder in the outer edge.
This is the remains of a fin rudder that was fired at London. It measures 46 cm x 44 cm x 12 cm.
There is original green paint on the outer steel skinning as well as red iron oxide on the inner surface. There is also a lot of black burned paint from the rocket explosion where this was piece was blown off. The large metal piece at the top is a steel counterweight welded to the frame.
We have electrolytically de rusted it before carefully polishing the metal surfaces and then adding a bearing to the steering shaft that sits in a block of walnut that allows it to be wall hung and in which it can swivel as it last did in late Dec 1944.