1:144 V-1 Launch Ramp
Full Length with Accessories

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This kit is fully painted in Panzergrau scheme. Assembling required.

This is a Walter Schlitzrohrschleuder design catapult (WR 2.3) launch ramp for V-1 buzz bomb, the world's first cruise missile. The ramp is usually made of six to eight modular sections with a length of 36 - 48m (118-158ft),
A piston was placed inside a circular tube and connected to the bottom of the V-1. A gas generator powered by combining T-stoff (hydrogen peroxide) and Z-stoff (sodium permanganate) generating gas to propel the piston with the V-1 similar to the modern aircraft carrier steam catapult.
An Anlassgerät starter device was used to "program" the bomb and start the pulse engine with compressed air before launch. Contradict to common believe, the V-1 pulse engine, also known as a resonant jet, could operate and sustain self combustion while the V-1 is still stationary on the ground. But the thrust obtained could not allow the V-1 to propel itself off the ground in such short distance without the help of the catapult.

This 1:144 V-1 Launch Ramp Full Length with Accessories model includes a.) eight modular sections, b.) one base support, c.) four bipod supports, d.) one adaptor module for connecting the steam generator, e.) one gas generator, f.) one starter device, g.) one compress air cylinder set for the starter device, h.) one Fi 103 F-1 (V-1), i.) one Fi 103 A-1 Reichemberg II twin seater, j.) and two trolleys for the Fi 103s.
What you get:

You will be able to complete a full eight section launch ramp. The ramp takes up approximately 344mm/13.5in X 25mm/1 in of floor space excluding the accessories.


(Diorama, other vehicles and figures NOT included. Diorama courtesy Fco. )

Not "N" scale or 1:160.

The model is fabricated with state of the art "3D Printing" technology. Highly detailed. Product of Hong Kong.