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Goddard's Nell Compared to the German V-2

Feature Nell V-2
Fuel Gasoline & LOX Alcohol & LOX
Fuel Injection Means Centrifugal pumps Centrifugal pumps
Pump Drive Turbine Turbine
Turbine Drive Small rocket motor,
using gasoline and LOX
Small rocket motor,
using hydrogen peroxide with catalyst
Layout, Front to Rear, General Plan Fuel tank; oxygen tank; pumps, turbines and turbine drive; rocket motor Fuel tank; oxygen tank; pumps, turbines and turbine drive; rocket motor
Stabilizer Pilot gyro Pilot gyro
Guiding Means Stabilizing vanes & blast vanes Stabilizing vanes & blast vanes
Rocket Motor Cooling, General Plan Internal layer of fuel Internal layer of fuel

Based on Goddard's comparison table (see Lehman, p 386)

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