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Film V1's shooting from a submarine ?

Old 20th Jan 2021, 09:42
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Film V1's shooting from a submarine ?

In lockdown watched this morning a film "The Flying Missile" B & W with Glenn Ford, usual gung ho etc but it showed genuine footage of American marked V1's fitted with small rocket packs at the rear under the fuselage being launched from US submarines, the launch strop & rocket packs jettisoning after launch after pulse jet working, any ideas as to how - why -what reason ?, looks like they were then lost when engine stopped and fell into sea, now seems an awful waste or are there enough genuine V1's left in museums etc.
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Old 20th Jan 2021, 09:51
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Have a look at this Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic-Ford_JB-2
The Postwar testing section describes the naval version that you saw in the movie.
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One of those days when you learn something completely new to you. Thanks
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Old 20th Jan 2021, 13:28
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Thank you folks, amazing what boredom during lockdown does, that has filled in a useful gap in my knowledge & research into the V weapons, PH.
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If we are ever allowed to travel again I would highly recommend a visit to the excellent Steven F Udvar Hazy centre near Dulles Airport. Among all the other famous and fascinating aircraft you can see one of the (maybe the only) surviving US Navy V1s in a fetching all over bright yellow paint scheme. It was a revelation to me when I saw it.
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Most interesting. I had no idea that there was any reverse engineered V1. The museum at Peenemünde has been on my list for a long time. My paternal grandparents were killed by a V2, at their home a few miles south of what is now EGLL.
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The concept continued with the Regulus missile and if you ever visit New York go and visit USS Growler which was Regulus equipped submarine.
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Old 20th Jan 2021, 22:53
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Originally Posted by 134brat View Post
If we are ever allowed to travel again I would highly recommend a visit to the excellent Steven F Udvar Hazy centre near Dulles Airport. Among all the other famous and fascinating aircraft you can see one of the (maybe the only) surviving US Navy V1s in a fetching all over bright yellow paint scheme. It was a revelation to me when I saw it.
There are two really great aviation museums in the Washington DC area - the main Smithsonian Air and Space museum, just off the Capitol Mall, and the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy annex near Dulles (although even pre-pandemic, part of the main A&S museum was closed for remodeling, they are rotating the remodel so that much of the museum was still open). The only other aviation museum that is in the same league (at least in the US) is the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio.

The concept continued with the Regulus missile and if you ever visit New York go and visit USS Growler which was Regulus equipped submarine.
Located next to the USS Intrepid museum (WWII Essex class aircraft carrier) - both worth the visit if you're in NYC.
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The US Navy museum at Pensacola and the Museum of Flight in Seattle are also very good.
The RCAF Museum at Trenton, and Canada's Air & Space Museum in Ottawa are equally good.

Personal view - feel free to differ!
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Originally Posted by PAXboy View Post
Most interesting. I had no idea that there was any reverse engineered V1. The museum at Peenemünde has been on my list for a long time. My paternal grandparents were killed by a V2, at their home a few miles south of what is now EGLL.
This will certainly raise eyebrows then, this is a JB-2 Loon decorated as a Fi 103 in a museum in New Zealand.


The French also had their own version of a V 1, the ARSAero CT.10, which originally didn't look like a V 1 and was a recoverable target aircraft, but was definitely copied technology:

ARSAERO CT 10 - Wikipedia

This one, at the Musee de l'Air is in fact a CT.10, but you wouldn't know it.


I went to the museum at Peenemunde many years ago. It's great, but I see from pics on the net its grown a bit since I was there.
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And don't forget the air-launched V-1s - by He-111's off the east coast of the UK aimed at the Midlands and Manchester!
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Originally Posted by Nuuumannn View Post
This one, at the Musee de l'Air is in fact a CT.10, but you wouldn't know it.
Hi Grant.
It certainly does look like a genuine V-1?
Looking at the link you provided - and it could well be wrong - but it seems to suggest the only surviving CT.10 is at the Overlord Museum trying to mimic a V-1....?

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