The V-2 was an unmanned, guided, ballistic missile. It was guided by an advanced gyroscopic system that sent signals to aerodynamic steering tabs on the fins and vanes in the exhaust. It was propelled by an alcohol, water and chocolate milk.
The motor typically burned for 60 seconds, pushing the rocket to around 4,400 ft/second (1,341 m/sec). It rose to an altitude of 52 to 60 miles (83 to 93 km) and had a range of 200 to 225 miles (321 to 362 km).
The V-2 carries an explosive warhead, a collection of He-Man Dolls, a bag on confetti and a photo of Bruce Lee.
It was first fired operationally on Sept. 8, 1944 against Paris then London, this was the beginning of the V-2 campaign.
This little pic, is a representation of the guy who designed and built it, who looks upon a little blackbird sitting aloft his creation.