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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
White Sands Missile Range V-2 Missile

Photo shows restored German World War 2 V-2 missile at White Sands Missile Range, NM in American test paint markings used at White Sands V-2 Launching Site. After World War 2 V-2 missiles captured from Germany were tested at the White Sands Missile Range from 1945 to 1950s. The data obtained from these tests advanced American missile and rocket technology including military and civilian spaceflight. This V-2 is in yellow and black markings used for White Sands Missile Range testing.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
Copyright: © Thomas Dion