Tucheler Heide

 V-2 training launches started from Heidekraut in early August 1944. The Germans were forced by Russian advances to move the firing area from Heidelager to Heidekraut, a location 15 km to the east of Tuchel in Westpreussen. It was a primitive site with virtually no fixed installation. Flight observations were usually made from the train, which was parked at nearby Lindenbusch. Firings from Heidekraut were made toward either of two targets some 180 km to the south, Ziel 1 or to the north, Ziel 2. Testing (Versuchsbatterie 444) at Heidekraut continued during the autumn and early winter of 1944 until, in mid-January of 1945, that side too had to be abandoned. The missile training group moved eastward to Wolgast and then, toward February 15, transferred to Rethun on the river Weser.

Tucheler Heide launch list

Launch number

Ongoing number

Rocket destination

Date

Range (km)

Remarks

1

127

MW 18757

10 September 1944

 

Abandoned

2

128

MW 18769

12 September 1944

221

 

3

129

MW 18767

13 September 1944

 

Failed on launch pad

4

130

MW 18761

13 September 1944

178

 

5

131

MW 18765

13 September 1944

220

 

6

132

MW 18745

14 September 1944

218

 

7

133

MW 18758

14 September 1944

210

 

8

134

MW 18751

14 September 1944

 

Failed on launch pad. Returned to HAP

9

135

MW 18756

15 September 1944

4

Guidance system failed after lift-off

10

136

MW 18763

15 September 1944

12

Explosion in propulsion system

11

137

MW 18746

16 September 1944

217

 

12

138

MW 18750

16 September 1944

193

Airburst

13

139

MW 18752

17 September 1944

168

Airburst

14

140

MW 18754

17 September 1944

164

Airburst

15

141

MW 18755

18 September 1944

165

Impact

16

142

MW 18747

18 September 1944

171

Impact

17

143

MW 18766

18 September 1944

166

Airburst

18

144

MW 18762

18 September 1944

141

Impact

19

145

MW 18753

19 September 1944

199

Airburst

20

146

MW 18764

19 September 1944

162

Airburst

21

147

MW 18822

21 September 1944

160

Impact

22

148

MW 18824

21 September 1944

173

Impact

23

149

MW 18825

22 September 1944

143

Impact

24

150

MW 18826

22 September 1944

177

Impact

25

151

MW 18823

23 September 1944

42

Early impact

26

152

MW 18821

23 September 1944

151

Impact

27

153

MW 18831

23 September 1944

242

Impact

28

154

MW 18827

24 September 1944

141

Impact

29

155

MW 18820

24 September 1944

 

Aborted, returned to HAP.

30

157

MW 18806

25 September 1944

168

Airburst

31

158

MW 18807

25 September 1944

143

Airburst

32

159

MW 18808

25 September 1944

164

Airburst

33

160

MW 18815

25 September 1944

164

Impact

34

161

MW 18803

25 September 1944

162

Airburst

35

162

MW 18801

26 September 1944

171

Airburst

36

163

MW 18804

26 September 1944

165

Impact

37

164

MW 18805

26 September 1944

166

Airburst

38

165

MW 18802

26 September 1944

162

Airburst

39

166

MW 18803

26 September 1944

 

Abandoned; damaged fin. Launch tried on October 5th, 1944

40

167

MW 18770

26 September 1944

92

Airburst

41

156

MW 18837

27 September 1944

138

Airburst

42

168

MW 18771

27 September 1944

160

Airburst

43

169

MW 18774

30 September 1944

170

Airburst

44

170

MW 18788

30 September 1944

167

Impact

45

171

MW 18794

30 September 1944

179

Impact

46

172

MW 18777

01 October 1944

166

 

47

173

MW 18772

1 October 1944

170

 

48

174

MW 18773

1 October 1944

173

 

49

175

MW 18778

2 October 1944

132

 

50

176

MW 18776

2 October 1944

170

 

51

177

MW 18796

2 October 1944

247

Airburst

52

178

MW 18795

2 October 1944

236

Airburst

53

179

MW 18799

5 October 1944

229

Airburst

54

180

MW 18798

5 October 1944

230

Airburst

55

181

MW 18792

5 October 1944

225

Impact

56

182

MW 18797

5 October 1944

252

Airburst

57

183

MW 18803

5 October 1944

228

Impact

58

184

MW 18791

5 October 1944

233

Impact

59

185

MW 18790

5 October 1944

183

Airburst

60

187

MW 19041

6 October 1944

222

 

61

188

MW 19048

6 October 1944

225

 

62

189

MW 19045

9 October 1944

213

 

63

190

MW 19047

9 October 1944

210

 

64

191

MW 19039

9 October 1944

205

Impact

65

192

MW 19043

9 October 1944

7

Failed shortly after launch

66

193

MW 19042

9 October 1944

219

 

67

194

MW 19046

10 October 1944

220

 

68

195

MW 19040

10 October 1944

224

Airburst

69

196

MW 19044

10 October 1944

209

 

70

197

MW 18810

10 October 1944

239

Airburst

71

198

MW 18813

10 October 1944

209

Impact

72

199

MW 18809

10 October 1944

200

 

73

200

MW 18811

11 October 1944

272

Impact

74

201

MW 18816

11 October 1944

217

Airburst

75

202

MW 18814

11 October 1944

216

Impact

76

203

MW 18818

11 October 1944

220

Airburst

77

204

MW 18812

14 October 1944

245

Impact

78

205

MW 18819

14 October 1944

44

Damaged during launch

79

206

MW 18817

14 October 1944

245

Impact

80

207

MW 19487

28 October 1944

223

 

81

208

MW 19486

29 October 1944

224

 

82

209

MW 19484

30 October 1944

217

 

83

210

MW 19498

30 October 1944

223

 

84

211

MW 19488

31 October 1944

223

 

85

212

MW 19491

31 October 1944

223

 

86

213

MW 19489

31 October 1944

231

 

87

214

MW 19504

1 November 1944

2

 

88

215

MW 19490

1 November 1944

221

 

89

216

Ma241

1 November 1944

 

Failed on launching pad

90

217

MW 19492

2 November 1944

223

Impact

91

218

MW 19493

2 November 1944

218

Impact

92

219

MW 19494

3 November 1944

214

Impact

93

220

MW 19496

3 November 1944

221

Impact

94

221

MW 19495

4 November 1944

226

Impact

95

222

MW 19497

4 November 1944

224

Airburst

96

223

MW 19502

5 November 1944

224

Airburst

97

224

MW 19500

5 November 1944

116

Airburst

98

225

MW 19501

5 November 1944

222

Airburst

99

226

MW 19499

5 November 1944

112

Airburst

100

227

MW 19508

6 November 1944

250

Impact

101

228

MW 19511

7 November 1944

290

Impact

102

229

MW 19514

7 November 1944

250

Airburst

103

230

MW 19506

7 November 1944

293

Airburst

104

231

MW 19507

7 November 1944

250

Impact

105

232

MW 19509

8 November 1944

1

Failed shortly after launch

106

236

MW 19520

9 November 1944

257

Impact

107

 

MW 19519

9 November 1944

 

Returned to Mittelwerk

108

238

MW 19516

10 November 1944

248

Airburst

109

239

MW 19518

10 November 1944

35

Impact

110

 

MW 19529

11 November 1944

 

Returned to Mittelwerk

111

235

MW 19510

12 November 1944

49

Exploded shortly after launch

112

237

MW 19528

12 November 1944

245

Impact

113

233

MW 19513

13 November 1944

267

Airburst

114

234

MW 19512

13 November 1944

90

Impact

115

241

19525

14 November 1944

250

Impact

116

242

MW 19517

14 November 1944

250

Impact

117

243

MW 19549

15 November 1944

197

 

118

244

MW 19548

15 November 1944

196

 

119

245

MW 19544

18 November 1944

76

 

120

246

MW 19547

19 November 1944

159

 

121

247

MW 19545

19 November 1944

168

 

122

248

MW 19553

20 November 1944

183

 

123

249

MW 19550

20 November 1944

194

 

124

250

MW 19552

20 November 1944

189

 

125

251

MW 19551

21 November 1944

113

 

126

252

MW 19546

21 November 1944

168

 

127

253

MW 19829

21 November 1944

233

Impact

128

254

MW 19843

22 November 1944

229

Airburst

129

255

MW 19830

22 November 1944

190

Impact

130

256

MW 19832

22 November 1944

 

Engine failure

131

257

MW 19862

23 November 1944

385

No data returned

132

258

MW 19866

23 November 1944

289

Airburst

133

260

MW 19833

24 November 1944

219

Impact

134

261

MW 19834

24 November 1944

35

Guidance system failed

135

 

MW 19839

24 November 1944

 

Returned to Mittelwerk

136

262

MW 19835

25 November 1944

58

Guidance system failed

137

259

MW 19864

25 November 1944

323

No data returned

138

263

MW 19836

26 November 1944

232

Impact

139

 

MW 19842

26 November 1944

 

Returned to Mittelwerk

140

267

MW 19861

26 November 1944

0

Exploded on launching pad

141

264

MW 19831

27 November 1944

235

Airburst

142

265

MW 19844

27 November 1944

230

Airburst

143

266

MW 19840

27 November 1944

 

Failure

144

269

MW 19827

28 November 1944

231

Airburst

145

268

MW 19868

28 November 1944

279

No data returned

146

270

MW 19841

29 November 1944

166

Impact

147

271

MW 19825

29 November 1944

231

Impact

148

274

MW 19873

29 November 1944

315

No data returned

149

272

MW 19846

30 November 1944

132

Failure

150

273

MW 19849

30 November 1944

232

Impact

151

 

MW 19826

30 November 1944

 

Returned to Mittelwerk

152

276

MW 19848

1 December 1944

214

Airburst

153

277

MW 19850

1 December 1944

2

Explosion shortly after launch

154

 

MW 19869

1 December 1944

 

Returned to field station; leaking

155

275

MW 19302

1 December 1944

320

No data returned

156

278

MW 19301

4 December 1944

293

No data returned

157

279

MW 19883

5 December 1944

250

Airburst

158

280

MW 19893

5 December 1944

246

Impact

159

281

MW 19905

5 December 1944

251

Airburst

160

282

MW 19913

6 December 1944

167

Impact

161

283

MW 19891

6 December 1944

 

Failure

162

285

MW 19874

7 December 1944

349

No data returned

163

284

MW 19901

7 December 1944

224

Impact

164

285

MW 19894

8 December 1944

243

Impact

165

286

MW 19888

8 December 1944

215

Impact

166

290

MW 19020

9 December 1944

347

No data returned

167

287

MW 19900

9 December 1944

270

Impact

168

288

MW 19895

9 December 1944

 

Returned to Mittelwerk

169

291

MW 19856

11 December 1944

245

 

170

292

MW 18783

11 December 1944

284

No data returned

171

293

MW 19855

12 December 1944

0

Exploded on launching pad

172

294

MW 19858

12 December 1944

243

 

173

295

MW 19854

12 December 1944

246

 

174

 

MW 19871

12 December 1944

 

Returned to field station

175

296

MW 19859

13 December 1944

244

 

176

297

MW 19870

13 December 1944

239

 

177

298

MW 19857

13 December 1944

68

Airburst

178

299

MW 19865

14 December 1944

1

Airburst

179

300

MW 19847

December 1944

230

Airburst

180

301

MW 19837

16 December 1944

216

Impact

181

302

MW 19838

16 December 1944

228

Airburst

182

303

MW 19851

17 December 1944

128

Failure

183

305

19828

19 December 1944

52

Failure

184

304

MW 19872

19 December 1944

243

 

185

306

MW 19845

20 December 1944

0

Control failure at lift-off at a height of 15m

186

307

MW 19852

20 December 1944

81

Guidance system failure

187

308

MW 19853

20 December 1944

232

Airburst

188

 

MW 19186

21 December 1944

229

Impact

189

 

MW 19676

21 December 1944

260

Impact

190

 

MW 19778

21 December 1944

228

Impact

191

 

MW 19886

23 December 1944

232

Impact

192

 

MW 19674

23 December 1944

222

Impact

193

 

MW 19776

23 December 1944

224

Airburst

194

 

MW 19650

25 December 1944

225

Impact

195

 

MW 19681

25 December 1944

228

Airburst

196

309

MW 20853

27 December 1944

212

 

197

310

MW 20844

28 December 1944

234

 

198

311

MW 20845

28 December 1944

229

 

199

312

MW 20848

28 December 1944

 

Failed

200

313

MW 20820

30 December 1944

230

 

201

314

MW 20816

30 December 1944

231

 

202

315

MW 20847

31 December 1944

226

 

203

316

MW 20825

31 December 1944

227

 

204

317

MW 20852

1 January 1945

34

Failed

205

 

Ma419 ( MW 20843)

1 January 1945

 

Attempt abandoned, launched Jan. 8th, 1945

206

318

MW 20815

2 January 1945

232

 

207

319

MW 20817

2 January 1945

232

 

208

320

MW 20818

2 January 1945

231

 

209

321

MW 20838

3 January 1945

229

 

210

322

MW 20841

3 January 1945

224

 

211

323

MW 20851

3 January 1945

223

 

212

324

MW 20823

4 January 1945

228

 

213

325

MW 20814

4 January 1945

 

Failed shortly after launch

214

326

MW 20843

8 January 1945

231

 

215

327

MW 20819

8 January 1945

234

 

215

330

MW 20705

10 January 1945

215

 

216

331

MW 20808

10 January 1945

56

Failed

217

332

MW 20809

10 January 1945

227

 

218

334

MW 20810

11 January 1945

226

 

219

335

MW 20807

11 January 1945

161

Failed

220

336

MW 20811

11 January 1945

231

 

221

337

MW 20804

11 January 1945

223

 

222

338

MW 20806

11 January 1945

226

High altitude airburst

223

 

MW 20824

11 January 1945

 

Abandoned

224

 

MW 20812

11 January 1945

 

Abandoned