Acceleration test of Argus pipe engine for V-1 missile.View of rocket sled catapult. Peenemunde-West Test Center, Germany
Peenemunde Germany Date:1943 Duration:1 min 10 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Winter, 1943, testing at German Air Force Test Center, Peenemunde-West, Germany. Acceleration test of Argus engine for V-1.
Test vehicle with Argus jet engine is readied on launch rail and men stand behind it. Snow is falling. A man stands on snow covered ground and directs. The Argus jet engine ignites and vehicle accelerates, leaving track to crash into ice and snow covered water. Views of the Rheinmetal-Borsig solid propellant rocket sled catapult, for V-1, on a rail.
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