Contrails in the 1940s "Die Deutsche Wochenschau" Newsreel

Mick West

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Die Deutsche Wochenschau is a German newsreel that ran from 1940 to the end of WWII. There's quite a lot of it online, and I suspect there might be a few interesting contrails in it.


That video contains what looks like a rocket contrail at around 9:30 onwards. Maybe a V2?


Edit, yup.


"Nearly 2" is possibly Google's translation of (something) Zwei.
 
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Mick West

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Interesting the V2's fuel had a lot of water in it , and would have created even more from burning the ethanol (C2H6O).

Running on very strong vodka, basically. :)
 

Sausalito

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Ah, lovely. Speaking of the V2, anyone here read/enjoy Gravity's Rainbow? Delightful stew of paranoia and hijinx. Some of the topics covered on this forum remind me of the muddled goings-on in Pynchon's chef d'oeuvre.
 

FreiZeitGeist

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Die Deutsche Wochenschau is a German newsreel that ran from 1940 to the end of WWII. There's quite a lot of it online, and I suspect there might be a few interesting contrails in it.

Well, you won´t find much about great allied fleets over Germany in this newsreel, they showed allied aircrafts only if they where shooted down. An examlpe:


That video contains what looks like a rocket contrail at around 9:30 onwards. Maybe a V2?

I´ve made a transcript of this part

Modified Google translation:

 

JFDee

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Just for completeness' sake ...

The untruncated video is here:
http://archive.org/details/1945-01-18-Die-Deutsche-Wochenschau-Nr.749

The last bits of the comment in German:
Translation:
A rocket is clearly not a projectile. It seems that the comment writer has preferred sound over accuracy in his choice of wording. "Rakete" was possibly not warlike enough ...

The overall flight time of a V2 aimed at London is given by the Internet sources below (in German) as ranging between 5 and 6 minutes.

http://www.dhm.de/lemo/html/wk2/kriegsverlauf/wunderwaffen/
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aggregat_4
 
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