MUST SEE! 20 Amazing pictures of V2 Rockets at Peenemunde

A look at the German Rocket base at Peenemunde. It is here that the Germans tested their V2 Rockets, the first inter ballistic missile in history.

In these 20 amazing pictures we take a look at the launch preparations, launches and support facilities.

All pictures are from Wikipedia / Bundesarchiv


V2 Rocket seconds after it took off from test-site VII – Summer of 1943


536px-Bundesarchiv_RH8II_Bild-B2055-44,_Peenemünde,_Raketenrampe_mit_V2V2 Rocket (Aggregat 4) Ready to be launched – March 1942


Peenemünde, V2 Startvorbereitungen

Preparing a V2 for launch from a railway carriage. Note the supercooled fuel, all the pipes are covered in frost – March 1942

Peenemünde, V2 beim StartA V2 Rocket on the launch pad ready to go, note the movable support tower on the left – 1943


An overview of the launch site with a V2 that has just left the ground. Note the support structure on the left – March 1942


V2 being put in the upright position in preparation for launch – 1942


Launch preparations of a type A-4 rocket on test site VIII – March 1942


Ready for launch from a railroad carriage – 1942


Ready for launch from a railroad carriage – 1942


Ready for launch from a railroad carriage – 1942


Lower part of a V2 on a specially modified railroad carriage – March 1942



Another look at a modified railway wagon.

Peenemünde, Raketenstart

V2 Rocket after launch – March 1942


Peenemünde, Raketenabsturz

Not all launches were successful, this one crashed shortly after takeoff – 1942


Peenemünde, V2 bei Transport

A V2 Type A4 rocket on it’s transport carriage – 1942

Peenemünde, Raketentransport

V2 Rocket transport carriage – March 1942

Peenemünde, Werkstatt

Nose section of the V2 in a workshop – 1942


A look inside the control module of the V2 Rocket – 1942



Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.