The V-2 rocket, technical name Aggregat-4 (A-4), was used by the Germans during world war II against the population of England. After the war, Wernher von Braun and the other scientists who built this, were brought to America (during operation paperclip) to begin the USA’s rocket program.
Working in relative isolation in fort bliss, TX, the scientists created a series of rockets that eventually led to the building of the Saturn V that took men to the moon.
On this brownline you can see the layout of this infamous rocket, and it's likeness to it's immediate successors, such as the Juno, Jupiter-C, Navaho, Thor, and the Atlas. The history of manned spaceflight started with the V-2, and this historic brownline shows you it's beginnings.