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Test flights of German missile A-4 V2 rocket in Peenemunde. First fully successful flight on Oct. 3, 1942.

Opening slate mentions speed and pressures generated in the test launch of A4 V2 rocket. The rocket launches and appears to be successful, moving up and out of sight. However, some white smoke descends and lingers in the atmosphere afterwards. The next slate states that the causes of the malfunctions have been identified and corrected. It is followed by a slate showing date of 3 October, 1942, and another about last instructions before the 3rd launch. German rocket scientist, Konrad Dannenberg, is seen discussing matters with several German officers at the test site. The next slate reads: 1558 hours (3:58 PM) followed by one reading: Fire free. A German officer is seen speaking those words into a microphone. Camera shows a technicians hand as he sets firing switches on a control panel. ;Closeup of V2 rocket engine firing up. The rocket ascends successfully and disappears from sight. (Note: The footage at the end of clip showing the successful Oct 3 flight of A-4 V2 rocket was reportedly part of a film shown to Hitler at his Wolfe's Lair in 1943.) (World War II period).

Date: 1942, October 3
Duration: 1 min 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German military and civilian personnel check instrument section of sheets giving firing order in Peenemude, Germany.

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. (World War II period).

Date: 1942, October 3
Duration: 1 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
A-4 missile is rolled out of hangar and made ready. Static test firing of rocket engine. Intense fire and smoke

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. (World War II period).

Date: 1942, October 3
Duration: 4 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Construction of rocket test center buildings in Peenemunde and Kummersdorf Germany.

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"

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A-4 missile of Germany crashes and explodes in forest in Peenemunde in Germany

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. (World War II period).

Date: 1942
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A-4 missile of Germany explodes and crashes on a hill in Peenemunde in Germany

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. (World War II period).

Date: 1942
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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