WW II German Fieseler Fi-103 V-1 Rocket Rudermachine – RUDDER CONTROL SERVO

$399.99

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You are bidding on an AMAZING and EXTRAORDINARILY RARE example of a WW2 German Luftwaffe Fieseler Fi-103 V-1 Rocket Steuerungmachine für Ruder/Höhenruder (Control Servo for the Rudder or Elevator), R 127-8401 A-1!  This control motor was used on ALL versions of the FZG-76 V-1 “Buzzbomb”!


 The Fieseler Fi 103, better known as the V-1, also colloquially known in Britain as the ‘Doodlebug’, was an early pulse jet powered rocket.  The V-1 was developed at Peenemünde Airfield by the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War. The first of the so-called Vergeltungswaffen series designed for terror bombing of London, the V-1 was fired from “ski” launch sites along the French (Pas-de-Calais) and Dutch coasts. The first V-1 was launched at London on 13 June 1944, one week after (and prompted by) the successful Allied landing in Europe. At its peak, over a hundred V-1s a day were fired at southeast England, 9,521 in total, decreasing in number as sites were overrun until October 1944, when the last V-1 site in range of Britain was overrun by Allied forces. This caused the remaining V-1s to be re-targeted on the port of Antwerp and other targets in Belgium, with 2,448 V-1s being launched. The attacks stopped when the last site was overrun on 29 March 1945. In total, the V-1 attacks caused 22,892 casualties.


Mounted in the tail, two of these air controlled servos actuated the pitch of both the rudder and elevator.   They were responsible for controlling the direction and elevation of the rocket. 

 

Made of aluminum and steel, this V-1 Control Servo is the later type, dating around 1944, and is in SUPERB relic condition!  There are some marks, scratches and wear, but it is fairly complete!  This was originally in the collection of a V-1 re-builder, who made a handful of complete and functional examples for various museums and private collections (using 90% original parts).  EASILY identifiable as from a V-1 Rocket due to the shape, size, and structure. I have indicated it’s location in the last photos (also shown is the engine that was restored to functioning condition).  This is an EXTRAORDINARILY rare piece, and would make a SUPERB addition to any collection, display, or restoration project!


 

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