1970 Trucards Series No. 5 : World War II

1970 Trucards Series No. 5 : World War II



Trucards Series No. 5: World War II was released in 1970 by Trucards of Surrey, England. The 30-card collection features illustrations of military warships, aircraft, and weapons used throughout the European theater. Each card measures 1.75 x 2.75 inches.

1970 Trucards World War II Series No 5 #16 - The V-2

The World War II collection includes the German Vergeltungswaffe 2 (V-2) guided missile, originally designated as Aggregat 4 (A-4). The weapon was developed under the direction of Wehrner von Braun at the Peenemünde Army Research Center.

A-4 MW 18014 is the first object launched into sub-orbital space. On June 20, 1944, A-4 MW 18014 was fired from Peenemünde to an apogee of 109 miles (176 km). Germany launched the first V-2 attacks to reach Paris and London on September 8, 1944.

From 1945–1951, General Electric constructed 67 rockets from captured German V-2 components. The first American space launch was conducted at White Sands on May 10, 1946. Hermes V-2 No. 3 was fired to an apogee of 70 miles (112.7 km). The first animals in space were fruit flies placed inside the nose cone of Hermes V-2 No. 20. The Blossom 1 biological experiment was launched from White Sands on February 20, 1947.


Checklist
1 H.M.S. Verity
2 The Dornier DO.17
3 The Crusader
4 The M.T.B.
5 H.M.S. Hood
6 Supermarine Spitfire
7 H.M.S. Eagle
8 The Halifax
9 Supermarine Walrus
10 Landing Craft
11 Sherman Tank
12 Armoured Car
13 The V.1
14 The Submarine
15 Tiger Tank
16 The V.2
17 Mobile AA Gun
18 Churchill
19 Sound Locators
20 Hitler
21 Military Police
22 The Bren Gun
23 Balloons at Sea
24 Grant Tank
25 Avro-Ansons
26 Junkers JU 87
27 Tractors
28 The Sea-Horse
29 The Graf Spee
30 Motor Cycles

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