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    V1 part

    Here’s one I picked up recently, the front part of a V1 in nice condition.
    An odometer driven by a vane anemometer on the nose of the V1 determined when the target area had been reached, accurately enough for area bombing. Before launch, the counter was set to a value that would reach zero upon arrival at the target in the prevailing wind conditions. As the missile flew, the airflow turned the propeller, and every 30 rotations of the propeller counted down one number on the counter. This counter triggered the arming of the warhead after about 60 km (37 mi). When the count reached zero, two detonating bolts were fired. Two spoilers on the elevator were released, the linkage between the elevator and servo was jammed and a guillotine device cut off the control hoses to the rudder servo, setting the rudder in neutral. These actions put the V-1 into a steep dive.
    There’s more information on the following site.
    Dave.

    http://www.zenza.se/vw/v1_navigation.html
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    Beautiful piece of a V1 Dave

    I think you have been travelling in your 'time machine' again !!!!!

    Thanks for showing and great write up

    regards Kev

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    Thanks Kev, I think it'll be a slow process to get the rest of it by post.........
    Dave.

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    If you could only get one piece, that's the one. And in excellent condition.
    All dug or live ordnance shown in my posts is under EOD control and has been or will be dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

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    Quote Originally Posted by US-Subs View Post
    If you could only get one piece, that's the one. And in excellent condition.
    Thanks.
    Here's the rest, but perhaps I'll wait for a real one to come along........
    Dave.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/V1-FLYING-BOMB...ht_5125wt_1139

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    Woa, what will be the next? A set for construct your own U-Boat?

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    Excellent piece, Dave, really nice, congrats.

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    Thanks Miguel.
    Dave.

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    Its a great looking item dave and i cannot wait to see it.

    cheers

    waffy

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    Great find Dave. Thanks for sharing. A rare item indeed.


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