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A model of a V-2 rocket

The V-2 rocket was Hitler's vengeance weapon which he used upon Great Britain in 1944 during Earth's Second World War. Ultimately, however, these weapons were used too late to have any affect on the outcome of the war.

In an alternate timeline, the Na'kuhl fanatic Vosk traveled backwards in time to aid the Nazi forces in their conquests, making the use of the V-2 rocket unnecessary. (ENT: "Storm Front", "Storm Front, Part II")

In another alternate timeline, created by the continued living of Edith Keeler, Germany was permitted to complete its heavy water experiments, allowing them to be first in developing of the atomic bomb. This, together with the V-2 rocket, enabled Germany to capture the world, ultimately erasing the Federation. (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")

In the alternate reality, Admiral Alexander Marcus had a model of a V-2 rocket on his desk in 2259, along with other historical air and spacecraft. (Star Trek Into Darkness)

V-2 rocket launch footage

The A4 rocket, model 4 in the Aggregate series, was the first man-made object to reach space.
Fitting their Nazi theme, the Ekosian missiles were represented by footage of V-2 rockets. This footage was actual historical footage, captured after the war by American forces during their hunt for V-2 technology. Shown was a pre-operational test launch – as indicated by its black-and-white checkered livery for visual speed and distance gauging – at Peenemünde, before that test site was largely obliterated by the RAF in 1944; operational V-2s, handled by the Luftwaffe, bore a camouflage livery. Released afterwards in the public domain, the footage went on to arguably become the best known one of an actual V-2 launch, and has been featured in countless documentaries dealing with the subject.

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