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V2 Hydrogen Peroxide Tank

      The V-2 was propelled by a mixture of alcohol and liquid oxygen. In order to pump the fuel and oxidizer into the engine quickly enough to sustain the energy needed for flight, the turbopump was developed.

     This tank assembly contained the hydrogen peroxide which was mixed with sodium permanaganate to generate steam to drive the turbopump.

     This propulsion system sent the V-2s 100 miles and more above the Earth, a healthy altitude in those early days.