List of test launches at Peenemünde and the Greifswalder Oie 

No.

Rocket No

Date

Burn

time (s)

Range

(km)

Launch

pad

Remarks

1942

1

V-1

March 18, 1942

-

0

Tower

The first A-4 flight-test model was completed February 25, 1942, but slipped out of its "corset" after being fully tanked at Testy Stand VII, fell 2 meters, broke three fins, and came to rest on the rim of the engine nozzle. After being repaired and renamed Versuchsmuster 1 the rocket failed during a test firing (witnessed by Albert Speer and was scrapped without any launch attempt.

2

V-2

June 13, 1942

36

1.3

P-VII

After being photographed by a British Spitfire on May 15, the second flight test model was damaged during its fourth firing test on May 20, and then at the launch (observed by Speer, Erhard Milch, Fromm, Leeb, Witzell); a roll-rate gyro malfunctioned immediately after launch. After the rolling missile became supersonic, the propellant feed system failed, telemetry ended at 54 sec and the missile fell cart-wheeling into the Baltic Sea less than a kilometre away and exploded.

3

V-3

August 16, 1942

45

8.7

P-VII

Nose cone broken off

4

V-4

October 3, 1942

58

190

P-VII

Flight path too steep, successful launch

5

V-5

October 21, 1942

84

147

P-VII

Steam generator failed

6

V-6

November 9, 1942

54

14

P-VII

Vertical height of 67 km reached

7

V-7

November 28, 1942

37

8.6

P-VII

Lost control vanes, tumbled and crashed

8

V-9

December 9, 1942

4

0.1

P-VII

Hydrogen peroxide explosion

 

1943

9

V-10

January 7, 1943

-

0

P-VII

Exploded on the pad on ignition

10

V-11

January 25, 1943

64.5

105

P-VII

Flight path too steep, rolled and crashed

11

V-12

February 17.1943

61

196

P-VII

Flight path to shallow, crashed

12

V-13

February 19, 1943

18

4.8

P-VII

Fire in tail-section, crash

13

V-16

March 3, 1943

33

1.0

P-VII

Vertical, explosion

14

V-18

March 18, 1943

60

133

P-VII

Flight path tp steep, rolled and crashed

15

V-19

March 25, 1943

28

1.2

P-VII

Exploded in flight

16

V-20

April 1, 1943

66

287

P-VII

Crashed shortly after take-off on land

17

V-21

April 22, 1943

59

252

P-VII

Crashed shortly after take-off on land

18

V-22

May 14, 1943

62

250

P-VII

Cut-off switch failed

19

V-26

May 26, 1943

66.5

265

P-VII

-

20

V-25

40

27

P-VII

Early Brennschluss (engine cut-off) after a 40 s flight

21

V-24

May 27, 1943

55

138

P-VII

-

22

V-23

June 1, 1943

62

235

P-VII

Premature engine cut-off

23

V-29

June 11, 1943

63.5

238

P-VII

-

24

V-31

June 16, 1943

60.5

221

P-VII

Premature engine cut-off

25

V-28

June 22,1943

62.5

75

P-VII

Exploded after 75 s flight

26

V-30

June 24, 1943

65.1

287

P-X

Cut-off switch failed, first launch from Prüfstand X

27

V-36

June 26, 1943

64.9

235

P-VII

-

28

V-38

June 29, 1943

15

3

P-VII

Crashed on Peenemuende airport

29

V-40

63.6

236

P-VII

Successful flight, impact not observed

30

V-33

July 1, 1943

-

0

P-VII

Exploded after engine cut-off at launch

31

V-41

July 9, 1943

4

0.1

P-VII

Crashed onto the pump building

32

V-34

-

0

P-VII

Exploded after engine cut-off at launch

33

V-54

August 12, 1943

64

?

P-VII

Successful launch

34

V-49

October 6, 1943

68

?

P-VII

Successful flight with a duration of 272 s. First launch after British  raid on August 17, 1943

35

V-71

October 15, 1943

?

?

 

 

36

V-67

October 21, 1943

?

?

 

 

37

V-69

October 25, 1943

63

?

P-VII

Successful flight with a duration of 286 s

38

V-43

November 9, 1943

?

?

 

 

39

V-73

December 4, 1943

63

?

P-VII

Successful flight, duration 286 s

40

V-60

December 12, 1943

69

?

P-VII

Successful flight, duration 247 s

41

V-59

December 21, 1943

33

?

P-VII

Partial successful flight, premature engine cut--off, flight duration of flight 104 s

42

V-91

December 30, 1943

?

?

 

 

 

January 1944

43

V-32

January 7, 1944

43

?

P-VII

Exploded 43 s into the flight

44

V-82

January 11, 1944

?

?

 

 

45

V-77

January 20, 1944

?

?

 

 

46

V-75

January 25, 1944

?

?

 

 

47

MW 17003

January 27, 1944

?

?

P-VII

First firing of rocket produced at the Mittelwerk. Exploded thre seconds after lift-off.

 

February 1944

48

V-106

February 4, 1944

?

?

 

 

49

MW 17009

February 9, 1944

?

?

 

 

50

MW 17007

February 10, 1944

?

?

 

 

51

MW 17010

February 11, 1944

?

?

 

 

52

MW 17001

February 13, 1944

?

?

 

 

53

V-98

February 15, 1944

?

?

 

 

54

MW 17004

February 16, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

55

V-85

February 17, 1944

?

?

 

 

56

MW 17021

February 18, 1944

?

?

 

 

57

MW 17006

February 21, 1944

?

?

 

 

58

MW 17011

February 23, 1944

?

?

 

 

59

MW 17015

?

?

P-VII

 

60

V-112

February 28, 1944

?

?

 

 

 

March 1944

61

V-84

March 2, 1944

?

?

P-VII

Exploded

62

MW 17016

March 4, 1944

?

?

 

 

63

V-151

March 7, 1944

?

?

 

 

64

V-126

?

?

 

 

65

MW 17020

March 9, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

66

V-116

March 10, 1944

?

?

 

 

67

V-128

?

?

 

 

68

V-88

March 11, 1944

59

?

P-VII

Flight duration 282 s

69

MW 17022

March 15, 1944

?

?

 

 

70

MW 17018

March 16, 1944

?

?

 

 

71

MW 17033

March 18, 1944

?

?

 

 

72

V-145

March 21, 1944

?

?

 

 

73

V-121

March 23, 1944

?

?

 

 

74

MW 17031

March 24, 1944

?

?

 

 

75

MW 17019

March 27, 1944

?

?

 

 

76

V-132

March 29, 1944

?

?

 

 

 

April 1944

77

MW 17098

April 3, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

78

V-86

April 5, 1944

?

?

P-VII

Exploded 17s into the flight

79

MW 17043

April 7, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

80

MW 17063

April 14, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

81

MW 17108

April 20, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

 

May 1944

82

MW 17200

May 10, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

83

V-152

May 12, 1944

?

?

 

 

84

MW 17320

May 14, 1944

?

?

 

 

85

V-136

May 16, 1944

65

?

P-VII

 

86

MW 17323

May 17, 1944

?

?

 

 

87

V-144

May 22, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

88

MW 17312

May 23, 1944

?

?

 

 

89

 

V-89 MW 17309

May 24, 1944

?

?

P-X

Launch Sequence #89. Beginning with launching no 89, temperature measuring devices were installed for diagnosing the airburst problem.

90

V-170

May 27, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

91

V-146

May 31, 1944

58

?

P-VII

 

 

June 1944

92

MW 17558

June 1, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

93

V-140

June 2, 1944

60

?

P-VII

 

94

MW 17656

June 3, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

95

MW 17746

June 6, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

96

MW 17557

June 7, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

97

V-171

June 8, 1944

69

?

P-VII

 

98

MW 17747

?

?

P-X

 

99

V-159

June 9, 1944

11

?

P-VII

 

100

V-158

June 10, 1944

68

?

P-VII

 

101

V-209

June 11, 1944

61

?

P-VII

 

102

MW 17725

?

?

Oie

 

103

V-89

June 13, 1944

?

?

 

Crashed in Sweden

104

V-172

June 14, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

105

MW 17727

?

?

Oie

 

106

MW 17840

June 15, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

107

MW 17839

June 17, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

108

MW 18012

June 18, 1944

?

?

Oie

 

109

V-177

June 20, 1944

?

?

 

 

110

MW 18014

?

?

Oie

 

111

MW 17940

?

?

P-X

 

112

MW 18017

June 21, 1944

?

?

Oie

 

113

MW 17939

?

?

P-VII

 

114

V-157

June 22, 1944

?

?

 

 

115

MW 18007

June 23, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

116

MW 17657

June 24, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

117

MW 18016

?

?

Oie

 

118

MW 18013

?

?

Oie

 

119

MW 18008

June 26, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

120

MW 18015

?

?

Oie

 

121

V-208

June 27, 1944

59

?

P-VII

 

122

V-167

June 28, 1944

?

?

 

 

123

V-173

June 29, 1944

?

?

 

 

124

V-211

June 30, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

 

July 1944

125

MW 18011

July 1, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

126

MW 18010

July 3, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

127

V-212

July 4, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

128

MW 18143

July 5, 1944

?

?

Oie

 

129

MW 18144

July 6, 1944

?

?

Oie

 

130

V-214

July 7, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

131

MW 18020

July 8, 1944

?

?

Oie

 

132

V-210

July 10, 1944

60

?

P-VII

 

133

V-160

July 14, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

134

MW 18019

July 21, 1944

?

?

Oie

 

135

V-178

July 29, 1944

?

?

Oie

 

136

V-205

July 31, 1944

67

237

P-X

 

 

August 1944

137

MW 18207

August 1, 1944

?

?

Oie

 

138

MW 18203

?

?

Oie

 

139

MW 18204

August 2, 1944

?

?

Oie

 

140

V-202

August 3, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

141

V-179

August 4, 1944

?

?

Oie

 

142

MW 18200

August 12, 1944

?

?

Oie

 

143

V-181

August 13, 1944

50

0,5

P-XII

Exploded shortly after lift-off

144

V-182

10

0.07

P-XII

Exploded shortly after lift-off

145

MW 18267

August 15, 1944

?

?

Oie

 

146

MW 18266

?

?

Oie

 

147

MW 18263

August 16, 1944

61

227

P-VII

 

148

V-227

August 17, 1944

?

?

 

 

149

MW 18239

66

284

P-X

 

150

MW 18238

August 20, 1944

66

239

P-X

 

151

MW 18243

64

235

P-VII

 

152

V-216

August 22, 1944

57

196

P-VII

 

153

MW 18233

67

224

P-X

 

154

V-226

August 23, 1944

?

?

 

 

155

MW 18222

August 24, 1944

64

189

P-X

 

156

MW 18240

August 26, 1944

61

226

P-X

 

157

MW 18299

August 30, 1944

?

?

P-VI

 

 

September 1944

158

V-225

September 1, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

159

MW 18293

September 2, 1944

?

?

P-VI

 

160

V-206

September 4, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

161

V-230

September 5, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

162

V-222

September 8, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

163

V-231

September 13, 1944

?

?

Oie

 

164

V-223

September 14, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

165

MW 18257

September 15, 1944

?

?

Oie

 

166

MW 18330

September 17, 1944

?

?

Oie

 

167

V-234

September 19, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

168

V-240

?

?

Oie

 

169

V-217

September 20, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

170

V-239

?

?

Oie

 

171

V-218

September 21, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

172

V-232

?

?

Oie

 

173

V-219

September 22, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

174

MW 18179

?

?

Oie

 

175

V-241

September 26, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

176

V-238

September 28, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

177

V-242

September 30, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

 

October 1944

178

MW 18786

October 1, 1944

?

?

Karlshagen

 

179

V-235

October 3, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

180

MW 18889

?

?

Karlshagen

 

181

V-245

October 4, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

182

V-236

October 7, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

183

MW 18787

?

?

Karlshagen

 

184

V-248

October 9, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

185

V-249

October 11, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

186

MW 18781

October 12, 1944

?

?

Karlshagen

 

187

V-237

?

?

P-VII

 

188

MW 18782

October 13, 1944

?

?

Karlshagen

 

189

V-250

October 14, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

190

MW 18338

?

?

Karlshagen

 

191

V-251

October 17, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

192

V-252

October 18, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

193

V-246

October 19, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

194

V-256

October 23, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

195

V-247

October 24, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

196

V-258

?

?

P-VII

 

197

V-257

October 25, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

198

V-259

October 30, 1944

?

?

P-VII

Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering attended the launch.

199

V-260

?

?

P-VI

Hermann Goering at the launch.

 

November 1944

200

V-253

November 1, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

201

V-220

November 3, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

203

V-262

November 6, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

204

MW 19304

November 7, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

205

V-263

November 8, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

206

V-261

November 9, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

207

V-264

?

?

P-X

 

208

V-266

November 13, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

209

V-265

November 15, 1944

?

?

P-VII

The Kommission für FernschieBen (English: Commission for Long-Range Firing/Weapons/Bombardment), including Ruestungsminister Albert Speer, Admiral Karl Doenitz und Generalluftfeldzeugmeister Erhard Milch -- viewed two successful A-4 launches (V26 around noon, V25 late afternoon), followed by two launches of the V-1 flying bomb (both V-1s plunged into the Baltic Sea.)

210

V-267

November 17, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

211

V-221

November 20, 1944

?

?

 

 

212

V-268

November 22, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

213

MW 19862

November 23, 1944

?

?

Karlshagen

 

214

MW 19866

?

?

Karlshagen

 

215

V-271

November 24, 1944

?

?

 

 

216

MW 19864

November 25, 1944

?

?

Rail

 

217

MW 19861

November 26, 1944

?

?

Rail

 

218

V-272

November 27, 1944

?

?

 

 

219

V-276

November 28, 1944

?

?

P-X

 

220

MW 19868

?

?

Karlshagen

 

221

MW 19873

November 29, 1944

?

?

Rail

 

222

MW 19305

November 30, 1944

?

?

 

 

 

December 1944

223

V-423

December 1, 1944

?

?

 

 

224

V-269

?

?

 

 

225

MW 19302

?

?

Rail

 

226

V-243

December 2, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

227

MW 19020

?

?

 

 

228

V-277

December 4, 1944

?

?

 

 

229

MW 19301

?

?

Rail

 

230

V-254

December 6, 1944

?

?

 

 

231

MW 19874

December 7, 1944

?

?

Karlshagen

 

232

V-278

December 8, 1944

?

?

 

 

233

MW 19020

December 9, 1944

?

?

P-VI

 

234

V-282

December 12, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

235

MW 18783

?

?

Karlshagen

 

236

V-283

December 14, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

237

V-288

December 16, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

238

V-289

December 19, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

239

V-291

December 22, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

240

V-290

December 28, 1944

?

?

P-VII

 

241

V-286

December 30, 1944

?

?

 

 

 

January 1945

242

V-287

January 3, 1945

?

?

 

 

243

MW 20835

January 4, 1945

?

262

Karlshagen

 

244

MW 20826

January 6, 1945

?

323

Karlshagen

 

245

V-294

January 8, 1945

?

?

P-VII

 

246

V-292

January 9, 1945

?

?

P-VII

 

247

MW 20821

January 11, 1945

?

285

Karlshagen

 

248

MW 20840

January 13, 1945

?

314

Karlshagen

 

249

MW 20831

January 15, 1945

?

325

Karlshagen

 

250

MW 20348

?

?

P-X

 

251

V-275

January 16, 1945

?

?

P-X

 

252

V-293

?

?

 

 

253

MW 20850

?

?

Karlshagen

 

254

MW 20348

?

?

 

 

255

MW 20832

January 17, 1945

?

?

Karlshagen

 

256

V-301

January 19, 1945

?

?

P-X

 

257

V-295

January 22, 1945

?

?

P-VII

 

258

V-302

?

?

P-X

 

259

MW 20465

January 25, 1945

?

?

P-VII

 

260

MW 20829

?

?

Karlshagen

 

261

MW 20827

January 27, 1945

?

?

Karlshagen

 

262

MW 20338

January 30, 1945

?

?

P-VII

 

263

V-303

January 31, 1945

?

?

P-VII

 

 

February 1945

264

V-284

February 3, 1945

?

?

P-X

 

265

V-274

February 4, 1945

?

?

P-VII

 

266

V-285

February 5, 1945

?

?

P-X

 

267

V-309

February 6, 1945

?

?

P-VII

 

268

MW 21402

47

?

Karlshagen

 

269

V-296

February 7, 1945

?

?

P-VII

 

270

MW 21401

?

?

Karlshagen

 

271

V-310

February 8, 1945

?

?

P-X

 

272

V-297

February 9, 1945

?

?

P-VII

 

273

V-298

?

?

P-X

 

274

V-270

February 10, 1945

?

?

P-X

 

275

V-313

?

?

P-VII

 

276

MW 21404

?

380

Karlshagen

 

277

V-273

February 12, 1945

?

?

P-VII

 

278

MW 21405

?

?

Karlshagen

 

279

V-299

February 13, 1945

?

?

P-X

 

280

V-314

?

?

P-VII

 

281

MW 21406

?

358

Karlshagen

 

282

MW 21403

?

?

Karlshagen

 

283

V-255

February 14, 1945

?

?

P-VII

 

284

MW 21407

February 16, 1945

?

380

Karlshagen

 

285

MW 21399

February 18, 1945

36

?

Karlshagen

 

286

MW 21408

February 19, 1945

?

430

Karlshagen

 

287

MW 21400

February 20, 1945

?

350

Karlshagen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Launches of A4b

 

 

G-1

December 27, 1944

 

0

Pad 10

Guidance system failure 50 metres above ground

 

G-2

January 13, 1945

 

?

?

Failure. Launch attempt controversial

 

G-3

January 24, 1945

 

?

Oie

Successful launch, but wing broke in flight