Johannes Winkler and test of liquid fuel HW-2 rocket on beach near Danzig
Poland Date:1932 Duration:5 min 48 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Dr.Johannes Winkler, rocket pioneer and his HW2 liquid fueled rocket. Winkler and his staff standing in front of the Hw2 rocket, conversing, at the Konigsberg fairgrounds in 1932. Dr. Winkler explaining his rocket to interested visitors at the fairgrounds. Closeup of Dr. Winkler as he speaks. View of the launch site where spectators are gathered at the Vistula Spit near Danzig (Gdansk) Poland, on the Baltic Sea. Winkler and his assistant on the sand beach,fueling the rocket with liquid methane. The rocket team checks meteorlogical conditions. Winkler being interviewed by a reporter. while Winkler continues the interview, his assistant, on a ladder, begins fueling the rocket with liquid oxygen. Winkler inspects it after fueling. The staff places the nose cone over the rocket. Technician in white coat checks ignition, as German naval officers and other officers and officials stand nearby. Winkler opens flush door in rocket and places something inside. German still camera men and a cinematographer, wearing army helmets, prepare to record the event. Another photographer takes refuge in a trench on the sands. At launch, the rocket lurches upward, and falls to the ground, where it burns. Winkler's staff throw sand on it to put out the fire. Winkler and staff examining the wreckage to determine the reason for the explosion (rather than smooth burning of fuel). Dr.Winkler making notes. Winkler and assistant examining fuel containers and ignition wires.
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