If you are interested in building your own V2, several kits are available in sizes from BT-20 to 7.6" diameter. There are a variety of nose and tail cones available from Balsa Machining Service for "Model rocket" size V2s. I'm sure they have BT-50, BT-55 and BT-60 size cones. The 4" LOC nose cone is the proper profile but you will need two of them. The second is cut off and converted to the tail cone. I think the same thing can be done with the 5.5" and 7.6" cones. There are several vendors including Aerospace Specialty Products, Public Enemy Rockets, Apogee Components, LOC Precision, Public Missiles, Limited and probably some others I have not listed. Another important resource for the scratch builder is the V2/A4 Resource Site. I would also strongly suggest checking out the V2 section of Peter Alway's Rockets of the World available from Saturn Press. The following chart gives you base scale data needed to build your own V2.
|My Fleet||Description||BT Size (OD)||BT Length||NC Length||TC Length||Scale|
|29mm motor tube||1.210||3.86||3.15||2.68||53.72|
|54mm motor tube||2.260||7.21||5.89||5.00||28.76|
My Fleet indicates the ones I have built (*) or that are under construction (^)
Description is what the tube is commonly called
Tube OD is the outside diameter of the body tube, all scale data is based on the original V2 which has a diameter of 65"
BT Len. is the length of the cut body tube which represents the straight portion of the rocket
NC Len. is the approximate exposed length of the nose cone
TC Len. is the length of the tail cone
Scale is the scale factor, how many times the model size the
original would be. For example, the BT-80 version is a 1/25 scale.
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