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V-2 Rocket On Meillerwagen



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English: V-2 rocket on Meillerwagen at Operation Backfire near Cuxhaven in 1945

English Titles and Captions in Published Books

  • After the warhead was attached, the missile was transferred from the Vidalwagen to the Meilerwagen ('S.I. Negative #76-2755)[1]
  • The Meiller trailer brings it to the firing position and erects it[2]
Source Imperial War Museum - picture scanned by me Ian Dunster 13:57, 17 September 2005 (UTC) from: Weapons & War Machines compiled by Andrew Kershaw and Ian Close - Phoebus - 1976 - ISBN 0-7026-0008-3 and credited to: Imperial War Museum.
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English Captions from additional Operation Backfire photos

  • S.I. Negative #76-15729 (vertical black & white V-2) British-collected V-2 material was shipped to the Krupp Naval Gun proving ground near Cuxhaven, Germany. German prisoners of war and civilian specialists assembled and launched three rockets in a British-supervised technical evaluation code-named "Operation Backfire"[1]
  • S.I. Negative #76-9076 German workers affix an emblem to Operation Backfire Round #1, on 1 October 1945. After two launch attempts, the rocket was removed from the launch pad, recycled and finally flown three days later[1]
  • S.I. Negative #A 5367 Liftoff of the first Operation Backfire flight, 2 October 1945[1]
  • S.I. Negative #76-9075 (emblem on aft section of nude on barrel with "TARGETT& Co LTD" and number 2 in background) Emblem affixed to Operation Backfire Round #2. This was the first missile flown during Operation Backfire[1]
  • Lining up gyroscopes of V-2 with theodolite at Operation Backfire, October 1945.[3]
  • Lieutenant Colonel W. S. J Carter, Major General A. M. Cameron, Brigadier L. K. Lockhart, at Operation Backfire[3]
  • A tense moment at Operation Backfire as five Russian officers show up instead of the announced three. The British stood firm and admitted only the three with credentials: Glushko, Pobedonostsev, and Sokolov.[3]

Notes and references

  1. ? a b c d e Kennedy, Gregory P. (1983(1983)). Vengeance Weapon 2: The V-2 Guided Missile. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. pp. p45,56,57.
  2. ? Engelmann, Joachim (1990(1990)) [1985]. V2 Dawn of the Rocket Age. Schiffer Military History, in translated from german (v2 aufbruch zur raumfahrt) by dr edward force. Atglen PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.. pp. p34. ISBN 3-7909-0241-1 .
  3. ? a b c Ordway, Frederick I, III; Sharpe, Mitchell R (1979(1979)). The Rocket Team. Apogee Books Space Series 36. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. pp. p318a,b.

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