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Man driving with woman in back seat of Volkhart R1 rocket propelled car during test run on speedway in Germany

A man in driver seat and a woman in the back seat sit of Volkhart R1 rocket propelled car during a test drive in April 1928 at Nurnburg speedway in Germany. The words "Sander-Raketen" (Sander rockets) painted on side of the car. A man near the car presents flowers to the woman, just before they start. Photographers take pictures. Car sits on the speedway. Rockets ignite, propelling the car along the track. Spectators watch.

Date: 1928, April
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Eisfeld-Valier rocket propulsion system tests using simple chassis with steel wheels running on narrow gauge railroad.

July 17, 1928, Friedrichshohe, Harz, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. Trial run of an Eisfeld-Valier propulsion system on a simple rail car (chassis mounted on steel wheels) running on the Harz Narrow Gauge Railway ,in central Germany. A man fits rocket boosters in the chassis. A flag marks the start point. The car leaves the start point and attains speed of over 100 Km per hour. Spectators stand near the track. July 25, 1928. Another trial run of the rocket-propelled rail car. Men near Eisfeld-Valier-Rak-1propelled rail car on tracks. Men fit rocket boosters in the car. The boosters are ignited. The car attains a speed of 180 Km per hour. July 26, 1928. Official speed run of the Eisfeld-Valier-Rak 1rail car at Stiege, Germany. On this third run, the car reached 180 km / hr but continues its strong acceleration, causing it to derail and fly off the track at a speed estimated to be 300 Km per hour.

Date: 1928, July 17
Duration: 2 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Science fiction filming and actual rocket-related activities and events in Germany

A 1940 movie entitled "Weltraum Schiff I Startet Eine Technische Fantasie" (Space Ship I launches a technical fantasy). Imaginary view of moon shining over Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen in the future. Views of a huge hangar and industrial complex with a rocket on a launch pad. A large crowd is gathered and listens to a technician speak about a moon rocket.project. Supposedly, the director of the Friedrichshafen airship shipyard speaks to some reporters about aircraft, flying, rocketry, and space travel, while speaking about manned rocket flight to the moon. He answers questions from members of the press corps. Animated pictures show critical distance for escaping earth's gravity and other aspects of a moon flight. Posters of various German Dornier airplanes line the briefing room, including: a circa 1937 Dornier Do 17; Dornier Do 24 3-engined flying boat; Do-X 6-engined flying boat; Dornier Do J II Wal; Dornier Do-19 aircraft; Dornier Do-18 push-pull twin engine flying boat, and the mammoth Do-X twelve-engine flying boat with its date, 1929, stenciled on the bottom of its left wing. From this point on, the narrator continues speaking but the images are of actual applications of rocketry to land vehicles and aircraft. View of a small rocket fired from a tilted trough type launcher. A sign warns about fire explosives ("Vorsicht Mit Feuer SprengstoffI"). Igniter being wired to rockets on the Opel RAK-2 rocket propelled car. Max Valier sitting in his rocket propelled car Valier RAK-6. Fritz Von Opel sitting in his rocket propelled car, Opel RAK-2. Fritz Von Opel driving his rocket propelled car, Opel RAK-2 at Avus track in Berlin on May 23, 1928. A sign above the seating area reads: "Zeitnahme" (Timekeeping). Driven by 24 solid-fuel rockets, the car raises smoke and dust in its wake as it reaches a speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). Brief view of the Opel-Sander Opel RAK-.3 Zopeltra rocket rail rider racing along a track in 1928. The Opel-Sander RAK-1 rocket propelled airplane on a launching rail. With Opel at the controls, It fires up and takes off in a cloud of smoke, at Frankfurt-am-Main airport, on 30 September 1929. A rocket test resulting in failure, as the rocket tumbles to the ground after rising only a short distance after launch. Men gather around a liquid oxygen tank as it fuels a rocket car driven by Max Valier. His white car is seen speeding along the ramp of an airport, past a twin engine high-wing monoplane. Next, Valier is seen in April 1930, smiling as he sits in his liquid rocket propelled car, surrounded by spectators. Glimpse of a rocket vehicle on a railway, as it fires up sending a cloud of smoke that obscures the scene completely. A poster showing starry sky and reading:"Die Erreichbarkeit Der Himmelskorper" (The accessibility of the celestial body). Fingers working rapidly on an arithmetic calculator. Fumes rising from a beaker of liquid oxygen. A technician (hands only, seen) pours liquid into one of a number of beakers in a laboratory. It produces a chemical reaction causing dark smoke to rise from the beaker. (World War II period).

Date: 1940
Duration: 6 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
An Opel-Sander Rak-3 car powered with rocket boosters gets damaged during test drive on 23rd June, 1928 in Germany.

An Opel-Sander Rak-3 car on a track for a test drive on 23rd June, 1928 in Germany. Men fix rocket boosters on the car. The car moves at a high speed. It releases smoke as it moves. Crowd watches the car from a hill above tracks. Photographers take pictures. The car gets damaged. A techincian takes a kitten from the car. Technicians arrive in a car. In another test drive the car explodes. Wreckage falls near the tracks. Technicians view the wreckage.

Date: 1928, June 23
Duration: 2 min 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
An Opel-Sander Rak-4 car powered with rocket boosters explodes during test drive on 4th October,1928 in Germany.

An Opel-Sander Rak-4 car on a track for a test drive on 4th October, 1928 in Germany. The car moves at an uncontrollable speed. It releases large amount of smoke as it moves. Crowd watches the car standing from a hill above tracks. Photographers take pictures. The car explodes. Wreckage falls near the tracks. Scientists view the wreckage.

Date: 1928, October 4
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
A Volkhart R1 rocket propelled car moves on road at high speed during a test drive in December, 1928 in Germany.

A Volkhart R1 car during a test runs in December, 1928 in Germany. Several banks of rockets are seen fitted to the rear of a car. Photographers take pictures. The car seen on test track. Rockets ignite and the car begins to move. Sets of rockets ignite progressively propelling the car faster. But it does not attain notable speed. On a second trial, the rocket car attains a much higher speed and coasts to a stop.

Date: 1928, December
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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