First launching of a ballistic missile from moving platform: German V-2 rocket fired from USS Midway during Operation Sandy
Atlantic Ocean Date:1947, September 6 Duration:1 min 28 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Sailors along catwalk of USS Midway (CV-41) during Operation Sandy in the Atlantic Ocean. V-2 rocket in firing position, on both port and starboard sides of ship. Superstructure of USS Midway. The rocket had been captured in Germany and re-manufactured at White Sands Missile Range. Rocket in firing position on the flight deck. Rocket ignition and it takes off into the air, tilted almost immediately upon launch. Rocket progress is tracked in the air and is seen as it falls into the ocean at a distance.
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