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R-2e
Part of V-2 Family
Russian intermediate range ballistic suborbital launch vehicle. The R-2E prototype tested technological innovations planned for the production R-2 missile. These included use of an integral fuel tank and a separable warhead.

Status: Retired 1949. First Launch: 1949-09-25. Last Launch: 1949-10-11. Number: 5 . Thrust: 363.00 kN (81,605 lbf). Gross mass: 20,300 kg (44,700 lb). Height: 17.00 m (55.00 ft). Diameter: 1.65 m (5.41 ft). Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).



Family: IRBM, suborbital launch vehicle. Country: Russia. Launch Sites: Kapustin Yar, Kapustin Yar V-2. Stages: R-2 stage. Agency: Korolev bureau.

1949 September 25 - . 11:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2e.
  • Nation: Russia. Agency: Korolev bureau. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Modification of R-1 missile to test R-2 concepts (integral fuel tank and seperable warhead). Range achieved 541.3 km. Deviation from aim point -0.2 km. Launched at 1416 local time..

1949 September 30 - . 11:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2e.
  • Nation: Russia. Agency: Korolev bureau. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Range achieved 562.2 km. Deviation from aim point -9.3 km. Launched at 1449 local time..

1949 October 2 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2e. FAILURE: Fire in tail compartment..
  • Nation: Russia. Agency: Korolev bureau. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Range achieved 324.1 km. Deviation from aim point -11.4 km. Launched at 1400 local time..

1949 October 8 - . 06:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2e.
  • Nation: Russia. Agency: Korolev bureau. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Range achieved 569.8 km. Deviation from aim point -0.8 km. Launched at 0905 local time..

1949 October 11 - . 12:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-2e. FAILURE: Fire in tail compartment..
  • Nation: Russia. Agency: Korolev bureau. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Range achieved 9 km. Deviation from aim point 1.7 km. Launched at 1545 local time..


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