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WWII Photo Feature 42: V-2 Rocket Support Vehicles
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The April 1946 issue of the U.S. Intelligence Bulletin included a report on German V-2 rocket support vehicles and equipment, which included the following two illustrations. The V-2 launching battery operated highly-specialized trucks, halftracks, and trailers including the Meillerwagen trailer and the Brennstand launch platform.

Original Captions:

• After carrying the V-2 to its launching site, the trailer shown... raised the rocket to vertical for servicing and launching ([top], shows raised trailer without rocket).
• Original Caption: Once vertical, the V-2 was lowered onto a smaller trailer stand on jacks, then serviced by 30 vehicles, like those [shown].

Source: "Guided Missiles—The Weapon of the Future," Intelligence Bulletin, April 1946, Military Intelligence Division, War Department, Washington, D.C.

[V-2 Rocket Trailer]

[V-2 Rocket Service Vehicles]

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