The launch of A-4 (V-2) guided missile in Peenemunde, Germany. ( Slate states that causes of earlier breakdowns have been identified and corrected. This is the 3rd shot, on October 3, 1942.) German military and civilian personnel check instrument section of sheets giving firing order. A technician touches fire controls. A-4 missile is launched. Smoke covers the surrounding area. A-4 rocket speeds away out of sight.
In accordance with secret orders for the Military Technical Institute at Peenemunde, development of the A-4 guided missile (V-2) was undertaken in 1942. Entrance to the large assembly hanger building. Large doors slide open showing German missile on a stand. A-4 is moved to firing position by a large crane. Two German scientists work on the steering section of A-4. Technicians work on the uncovered fuel section of A-4 missile. Live static firing of the missile rocket engine while it is constrained vertically in a stand. Intense fire and smoke.
Rocket test site construction area in Peenemunde and Kummersdorf Germany. Clip begins at Peenemunde and then continues at Kummersdorf at 45 seconds into the clip. Buildings under construction with various signs in German shown. Men enter a completed building. Construction materials, including pipes and bricks, are seen on the ground. Some signs on the building being entered (translated to English): "Police Auxilliary Registration Office"; "barber shop"; "Newspapers, magazines, stationery"
A-4 missile of Germany is fired during a test launch in Peenemunde in Germany. Missile is misfired and it drops and crashes in forest area. Fire spreads across the forest. Firefighters spray water to extinguish fire. Wreckage of the missile is seen as smoke emits from it.
A-4 missile of Germany being launched from a hill in Peenemunde in Germany as a meter measure readings. After being fired missile moves upwards but it explodes in mid air and starts dropping downwards. Missile impacts and explodes causing fire and smoke on the hill.
A-4 missile of Germany is test fired from a range in Peenemunde in north east Germany. A meter shows readings.