[VIDEO] Vault: V-2 Rocket; Assembling and Launching, 1947
Posted: August 6, 2016 Filed under: Guns and Gadgets, Mediasphere, Science & Technology, Space & Aviation | Tags: Allies of World War II, New Mexico, rockets, Soviet Union, Space Race, United States, V-2 Rocket, White Sands Proving Grounds, World War II
Reel 1 shows a V-2 rocket assembled from German parts at White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico. The alcohol tank, oxygen tank, propulsion unit, and tail housing are placed in position.
The rocket is carried to the firing area and raised to a vertical position. Reel 2, final checks are made and the rocket is fired. Its course is followed by radar. Parts are recovered after the rocket has crashed.