Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Noris Raketen Aggregat - 9, Background
I'm building this one for a client.
I've seen them on Ebay but never put in a bid. Like the Chinese made MPC rockets, I'm always curious how rocketry is done in other countries.
There's not much available online about the rocket, but I did find this:
The Aggregate 9 (A-9) / Aggregate 10 (A-10) was the last in the Aggregate series of missile designed and developed by Dr.-Ing. Wernher von Braun in 1944 under the leadership of Dr. Walter Robert Dornberger, at Army Research Center Peenemünde.
The Aggregate 9 (A-9) / Aggregate 10 (A-10) was a two-stage intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which design can be traced back to the early 1940s some of the people who assisted in the design were Ludwig Roth, Hermann Oberth, Walter Thiel. However work resumed in 1944, under the codename of Projekt Amerika. The Aggregate 9 (A-9) / Aggregate 10 (A-10) was 26 m long by 4.75 m in diameter and had a take off weight 100 tons and used the following engines first stage 1 × liquid fuel rocket engine producing up to to 30,500 kg of thrust. second stage 1 × liquid fuel rocket engine producing up to to 152,500 kg of thrust. Which gave a maximum thrust of 183,500 kg for 50 seconds of burn time.
There's not much to go on in the instructions and all the copy is in German.
The two pages shown here are specifically for this build. The inside and cover pages are generic looking a little like a condensed Estes Yellow Pages.
Here's the engine mount directions.
Page two shows the fin placement, launch lugs and cockpit locations.
That's about it!
I went to Google Translate and typed in most of the German copy.
Many of the words didn't translate so I'll have to wing it!
The box copy exclaims:
Lehrreich! = Instructive!
Raketenfliegen Ganzjahrig Erlaubt = Allowed rockets fly year round!
Sicher! = For Sure!
Interessant! = Interesting!
Immer Wieder Verwendbar! = Always Reusable!
This should be fun! = Das soll Spaß machen!