Race For Rockets, spans 1944-1949. We see Wernher von Braun's work on the V-2 for the Nazis during the last years of the Second World War, his surrender to American troops and his move to the USA. We see Sergei Korolev's release from the Gulag, and how he is set to work on Soviet rockets, first attempting to copy the V-2, then building a more efficient rocket of his own. Written by
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The American jeep used in the first half of E1 while looking for the V2's is a Korean era Willys M38, as identified by the larger 'bug-eyed' headlamps. The correct vehicle would be a Willys MB or Ford GPW. See more