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A-9
Part of V-2 Family
German manned rocketplane. Study 1944. Manned, winged boost-glide version of the V-2 missile. It would have been capable of delivering express cargo 600 km from the launch point within 17 minutes.

AKA: A9. Status: Study 1944. Payload: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). Thrust: 288.68 kN (64,897 lbf). Gross mass: 16,259 kg (35,844 lb). Unfuelled mass: 3,000 kg (6,600 lb). Specific impulse: 255 s. Specific impulse sea level: 220 s. Burn time: 115 s. Height: 14.18 m (46.52 ft). Diameter: 1.65 m (5.41 ft). Span: 3.20 m (10.40 ft).

Other variants would form the second stage of the A9/A10 transatlantic missile.

The A4b designation was used to disguise work on the prohibited A9 program. Two prototypes were flown; a manned version was planned. The A4b had an empty mass 1350 kg greater than the basic V-2, with wings of 52 degree sweep.

Crew Size: 1.



Family: European Rocketplanes, Rocketplane. People: von Braun. Country: Germany. Launch Vehicles: A9/A10, A9/A10/A11/A12, A9/A10/A11, A-4b. Bibliography: 394.

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