Third test of an Achenstaber rocket by Klaus Riedel, and associates. View of another test stand structure, inside a small metal building. The test stand erected outside the building, next to a steep hill, where a group of people are assembled to witness the test rocket firing. Interior view of the operating station, with liquid oxygen and another pressure tank seen along with pressure gauges. A dynamometer for measuring the rocket thrust. The smallest and largest combustion chambers. Model of the Pilot Rocket having 750 Kg thrust, the starting point for a manned rocket. A man poses with the prototype rocket motor. A precursor for the Pilot Rocket, with thrust of 250 Kg is seen laid out horizontally on a stand and then in a launch test stand. Closeup on the test stand. A crew loading the precursor Pilot Rocket and a pre-fabricated test stand, onto a truck for transport to a site in Magdeburg, Germany. The crew setting the test stand and 250-Kg-thrust rocket in place at Magdeburg. Fueling the rocket with liquid oxygen. Condensate fumes rising. Test firing of the rocket motor while fastened to the test stand. The rocket burns smoothly, as seen from afar. Next is the first test firing of a large liquid-fueled rocket, on June 29, 1933, at Magdeburg. A large crowd of spectators gathered around the rocket and stand, as technicians do final refueling. Rudolf Nebel explaining the rocket to members of press and officials. Nebel giving signal to fire the rocket engine. View of fire streaming from the 250-Kg-thrust rocket on the stand as it slowly rises and heads horizontally, to impact the ground about 50 yards away.
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