Friday, April 16, 2010

Peenemünde ...

... The “Usedomer Bäderbahn” is coming from the
mainland, driving along the Baltic side of the island
over the Polish boarder into the city of Świnoujście ...


... the fame of Peenemünde is based on the sad fact
that this was the place where the first long-range
missile was developed during Second World War –
today an exhibition in the Historisch-Technisches-
Informationszentrum reminds of the history of
this birthplace of space travel ...

... 4 august 1937 - Dr. v. Braun - Topsecret -
münde West ...

... the former Luftwaffe Test Site Werk West
Peenemünde West) became an airfield used by
the East German Air Force starting in 1958 ...

... Peenemünde Flugplatz-Museum / Airfield Museum
Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic in distance ...
First flight 21 October 1961
... is a long-range reconnaissance aircraft, primarily designed
for use over the sea. It is used in several NATO countries as
a reconnaissance and patrol aircraft as well as
anti-submarine aircraft. The Atlantic is also
capable of carrying air-to-ground missiles ...

The Raduga KS-1 Komet - Mikojan
NATO reporting name: Kennel / AS-1 / KS-1
... (winged missile) was a short range air-to-surface
(primarily used for anti-shipping missions)
developed by
the Soviet Union, and carried exclusively
on the Tupolev Tu-16 'Badger'.

Peenemünde Airfield ... (EN)
... On April 2, 1936, the Reich Air Ministry paid 750,000
German Reichsmarks to the town of Wolgast
the whole Northern peninsula of Usedom.

The airfield began service on 1 April 1938 ...

... The "Historic Technical Information Center" (HTI) is
devoted to the history of Peenemünde in the Third Reich,
to the secret weapons development and the history
of rocketry. At the 10 hectare open-air grounds you can
see air planes, helicopters and a rocket ship from
the NVA fleet among modern rockets ...

... abandoned barracks near the Historical
Technical Museum ...

The Peenemünde Historical Technical Museum ...

official site
... The Peenemünde Military Test Site was one of
the most modern technological facilities in the world
in the years between 1936 and 1945 ...

... The ambivalent nature of technological progress
is uniquely reflected in the story of Peenemünde ...

... the ruin of the former Sauerstoffwerk / oxygen
plant in the center of Peenemünde village ...

... every day, 13,000 kg of liquid oxygen were produced
Every rocket launch needed 8,000 kg as fuel ...

... the oxygen plant used 22,000 kW energy,
the power plant supplied just 30,000 kW.After
the war the technical equipment was dismantled
and reconstructed in Bützow, Germany ...
... The large brick building, listed as historic monument,
is in collapse danger and may not be entered ...


Peenemünde ... (EN)
... stands near the mouth(s) of the Peene river, on the westmost
edge of a long sand-spit on the German Baltic coast. The area
includes the 1992
Heeresversuchsanstalt Peenemünde,
an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
Special show-pieces are reproductions of the
V-1 flying bomb
and V-2 rocket, which were produced and tested in
the area during World War II ...