Encyclopedia Astronautica
Peenemuende SK


V-2 launch complex. Kalrshagen

Longitude: 13.8024 deg.
Latitude: 54.1687 deg.
First Launch: 1944.08.30.
Last Launch: 1945.02.20.
Number: 33 .

More... - Chronology...


Associated Launch Vehicles
  • V-2 The V-2 ballistic missile (known to its designers as the A4) was the world's first operational liquid fuel rocket. It represented an enormous quantum leap in technology, financed by Nazi Germany in a huge development program that cost at least $ 2 billion in 1944 dollars. 6,084 V-2 missiles were built, 95% of them by 20,000 slave labourer in the last seven months of World War II at a unit price of $ 17,877. As many as 3,225 were launched in combat, primarily against Antwerp and London, and a further 1,000 to 1,750 were fired in tests and training. Despite the scale of this effort, the inaccurate missile did not change the course of the war and proved to be an enormous waste of resources. The British, Americans, and Russians launched a further 86 captured German V-2's in 1945-1952. Personnel and technology from the V-2 program formed the starting point for post-war rocketry development in America, Russia, and France. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Peenemuende First launch site in the world, used for development of the V-1, A-4/V-2, Wasserfall, and other missiles. Among many major facilities, engine test stands were built that were capable of accommodating planned engines for the A-10 intercontinental missile. 296 known launches were made from the site between 1937 and 1945. More...

Peenemuende SK Chronology


1944 August 30 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 18299.
1944 September 2 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 18293.
1944 September 13 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 V-231. FAILURE: Failure.
1944 October 1 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 18786. FAILURE: Failure.
1944 October 3 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 18889.
1944 October 7 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 18787.
1944 October 12 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 18781.
1944 October 13 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 18782.
1944 November 23 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 19866. FAILURE: Airburst.
  • V-2 Ma336 R2 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Planned range 369 km. Airburst 15 km to the right of the planned trajectory. Circular error 81.4 km from aim point..
  • V-2 Ma332 R1 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Planned range 367 km. No data returned but accuracy 4.6 km to the right of the planned trajectory. Circular error 18.6 km from aim point..

1944 November 28 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 19868.
  • V-2 Ma335 R5 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Planned range 370 km. No data returned but accuracy 22.7 km to the left of the planned trajectory. Circular error 93.8 km from aim point..

1944 December 7 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 19874.
  • V-2 Ma333 R9 - . Nation: Germany. Agency: Wehrmacht. Summary: Planned range 373 km. No data returned but accuracy 18 km to the right of the planned trajectory. Circular error 30.0 km from aim point..

1944 December 9 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 19020.
  • V-2 290 R10 - . Nation: Germany. Agency: Wehrmacht. Summary: Planned range 354 km. Circular error 7.0 km from aim point..

1944 December 12 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 18783.
  • V-2 Ma191 R11 - . Nation: Germany. Agency: Wehrmacht. Summary: Planned range 354 km. No data returned but accuracy 2.7 km to the right of the planned trajectory. Circular error 70.1 km from aim point..

1945 January 4 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 20835.
  • V-2 Ma394 V1 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Planned range 320 km. Launched into sea; accuracy 1.6 km to the right of the planned trajectory. Circular error 58.0 km from aim point. 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1945 January 6 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 20826.
  • V-2 Ma381 V2 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Planned range 320 km. Launched into sea; accuracy 2.1 km to the right of the planned trajectory. Circular error 3.7 km from aim point. 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1945 January 11 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 20821.
  • V-2 Ma379 V3 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Planned range 320 km. Launched into sea; accuracy 14.7 km to the right of the planned trajectory. Circular error 38.0 km from aim point. 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1945 January 13 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 20840.
  • V-2 Ma392 V4 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Planned range 320 km. Launched into sea; accuracy 13.1 km to the right of the planned trajectory. Circular error 14.4 km from aim point. 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1945 January 15 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 20831.
  • V-2 Ma384 V5 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Planned range 320 km. Launched into sea; accuracy 11.8 km to the right of the planned trajectory. Circular error 12.8 km from aim point. 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1945 January 16 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 20850. FAILURE: Failed 30 m above pad.
  • V-2 Ma380 V6 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Planned range 320 km. 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1945 January 17 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 20832. FAILURE: Failed 20 m above pad.
  • V-2 Ma390 V7 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Planned range 320 km. 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1945 January 25 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 20829. FAILURE: Failed 1300 m above pad.
  • V-2 Ma385 V8 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Planned range 320 km. 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1945 January 27 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 20827. FAILURE: Failed 100 m above pad.
  • V-2 Ma383 V9 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Planned range 320 km. 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1945 February 6 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 21402. FAILURE: Failed after 47 seconds.
  • V-2 Ma376 U1 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1945 February 7 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 21401. FAILURE: Exploded 1 m above pad.
  • V-2 Ma373 U3 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1945 February 11 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 21405. FAILURE: Guidance failure after 8 seconds.
  • V-2 Ma370 U4 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1945 February 13 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 21403. FAILURE: Unstable after 41seconds..
  • V-2 Ma369 U6 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..
  • V-2 Ma375 U5 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Accuracy 1 km to the right of the planned trajectory. 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1945 February 16 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 21407.
  • V-2 Ma374 U7 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: 380 km range. 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1945 February 18 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 21399. FAILURE: Exploded after 36 seconds.
  • V-2 Ma371 U8 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1945 February 19 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 21408.
  • V-2 Ma377 U9 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: 430 km range. 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1945 February 20 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 21400. FAILURE: Last Peenemuende launch. 350 km range..
  • V-2 Ma368 U10 - . Nation: Germany. Summary: 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

Home - Browse - Contact
© / Conditions for Use