WWII German V-2 Rocket Historical Plaque - w/ Actual Relic & COA - Ltd. Qtys.
WWII German V-2 Rocket Historical Plaque - w/ Actual Relic & COA - GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC!
From the Workshop of Artist Craig Tinder - Appreciate the art, learn the story, feel the history
This is a unique opportunity to own an actual fragment from a German V-2 rocket that was recovered from an explosion site 3 miles northeast of London near Chigwell. The included relic was acquired directly from the source and has NEVER been in collectors’ circulation.
This 8” x 10” (20 x 25 cm) historical plaque combines this rare artifact, along with the story of the piece, and a beautifully detailed, engraved illustration created by artist Craig Tinder.
Germany’s V-2 rocket was unleashed in 1944 and was the first man-made object to reach suborbital flight. Traveling at over 5 times the speed of sound, over 3,000 V-2’s were unleashed against Allied targets in England and Belgium. Given their incredible speed and silent delivery, none of the V-2s were ever intercepted.
On March 2, 1945, 20 German soldiers and engineers of the Artillery Regiment 1. 902 assembled at the Hock van Holland V-2 Missile Launch site in Holland to prepare for 22 V-2 launches against London that day. Freshly supplied from the local railway, the rocket was filled with liquid propellant and was prepared for launch. At precisely 5:35 am, the launch control officer yelled the final command, “Hauptstufe!” and the rocket roared towards its target.
A mere 296 seconds later, the rocket exploded in an open field 3 miles northeast of London near Chigwell. Upon impact, a small home just 700 meters away was destroyed, killing both occupants inside. Just 7 minutes later, a second V-2 exploded, this time in the air, only 300 meters from the previous impact.
This artifact is an actual fragment of the V-2 rocket that exploded and was recovered from the site near Chigwell. It is unknown which of the two rockets this artifact originated from.
Own a piece of history and a part of the limited series of Historical Relic Plaques from the Workshop of Artist, Craig Tinder. Each plaque includes:
- Piano black wood base - ready to hang or stand upright with the included kickstand
- Metallic Engraved Fine Art Illustration by Artist Craig Tinder
- Actual authenticated relic from a German V-2 Rocket (actual fragment varies - photo is of a representative sample and will vary slightly)
- Historical data plate providing provenance and all known historical details about the relic
- Gold-engraved Certificate of Authenticity dated and signed by the Artist, Craig Tinder
Very limited quantities on hand - once these sell out, they’re gone!
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Accessories in photos are not included - Includes a wood plaque with kickstand, engraved art panel, certificate of authenticity, and historical artifact
Available to ship worldwide!