German Air Force Test Center at Peenemunde-West. Test of rocket sled for launch of V-1 flying bombs
Peenemunde Germany Date:1943 Duration:1 min 21 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Responding to secret orders, The German Air Force Test Center at Peenemunde-West, tests mechanisms for launching the Fi 103 Fieseler
(V-1 ) jet-powered flying bomb ("Buzz Bomb"). Plan calls for test of drive train rail with powder propellant rocket sled catapult having final speed of 100 meters per second.
View of barren snow-covered land, test shack. and launch rail. View of test sled. Caption refers to test of Rheinmetal-Borsig catapult. Dummy V-1 missile is launched on an inclined plane. Missile plunges into water with a splash.
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