In contrast to the single-stage A4 , which used liquid oxygen and alcohol as rocket fuel, the Rheinbote rocket was a four-stage solid rocket . It was developed by the Rheinmetall company from the two-stage forerunner “ Rheintdaughter ” in 1943/44 and tested in the Rumbke rocket testing facility. The Rheinbote was able to transport an explosive charge of 25 kg over a distance of 220 km. The rocket was used in the war in November 1944 . 220 missiles were fired on Antwerp .
- Length: 11.4 m
- Takeoff weight: 1.715 t
- Closing speed: 1520 m / s
- Summit height: 70 km
- Range: 220 km
- Weight warhead: 40 kg (of which explosive charge: 25 kg)
- Wolfgang Gückelhorn, Detlev Paul: V2 frozen lightning bolts: Operation history of V2 from Eifel, Hunsrück and Westerwald 1944/45: a documentation , Helios, 2007, p. 43 ff. ISBN 978-3-938208-43-4 .