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Adrian Wainer
09-29-2008, 03:16 PM
About threequarterway through the video is a package purporting to report a V2 being fired from a US carrier, is this for real?

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=8_gKEOdRPXQ

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Adrian Wainer

aly j
09-29-2008, 09:59 PM
About threequarterway through the video is a package purporting to report a V2 being fired from a US carrier, is this for real?

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=8_gKEOdRPXQ

Best and Warm Regards
Adrian Wainer

If its after WW2 it could be, America and western allies had German technolghy by then.

redcoat
09-30-2008, 06:35 AM
About threequarterway through the video is a package purporting to report a V2 being fired from a US carrier, is this for real?

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=8_gKEOdRPXQ

Best and Warm Regards
Adrian Wainer
Yes. The carrier was the USS Midway, and the launch took place on the September 6, 1947. The experiment wasn't a complete success as the V-2 broke up soon after it was launched.
The US Navy also copied the V-1, renaming it the LOON, and fitted it to a couple of its submarines.
http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/app1/ltv-n-2.html

Adrian Wainer
09-30-2008, 09:01 AM
Yeah thanx for that redcoat I had been sceptical that it was just Cold War propaganda, as it must have been hugely dangerous, but like you say they actually did it!

http://www.midwaysailor.com/midway1940/midway-065b.jpg

http://www.midwaysailor.com/midway1940/opsandy.html

http://tw.youtube.com/watch?v=WtjavGsYvao

Best and Warm Regards
Adrian Wainer

ptimms
09-30-2008, 12:55 PM
There is a History Channel programme ( I know !! but it's my only source) that shows the launch procedure for the mobile V2's, having seen what a dangerous ball-ache it is I cannot believe it could be done from the air and must have been damn risky from a carrier.