Reinhold Tiling's recoverable rocket demonstrated at Tempelhof airdrome in 1932.
Berlin Germany Date:1932, November 13 Duration:2 min 54 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View of the Tempelhof airfield. One of Reinhold Tiling's recoverable rockets is fired and rises high above the field. As its fuel is exhausted, it levels off and begins to glide down to earth on its extended fin-wings. Tiling, his assistant Angela Buddenboehmer, and his mechanic Friedrich Kuhr, examine and pick up the recovered rocket as official observers gather around them. Tiling and his team pose, with the revovered rocket, for cameramen and reporters, Closeup of the rocket as Tiling touches the expended fuel cylinder. They then unfold fins and Tiling explains their function to reporters. Tiling and his team carefully raise another rocket on its launch frame at a different location, on sand dunes.Angela Buddenboehmer sits on the sand with the launch control as Tiling gives her the signal to close the circuit. The rocket fires and rises rapidly until its fuel burns out, when it begins to glide down on its wings.
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