The V-2 in America DVD
Designed as a weapon of war and leveraged as an instrument of terror, the German V-2 was the world's first ballistic missile. While the story of the V-2 during World War II is widely known, the post-war history of the V-2 in America remains largely untold. Our "V-2 in America" DVD contains over four hours of video content:
- "The V-2 in America," an original short film covering the early years of V-2 research at White Sands and Cape Canaveral
- A USAF-produced overview of the "Blossom" upper atmosphere research project, plus additional archival footage of Blossom flight and payload preparation
- Footage of Bumper WAC flights B-8 and B-7, the first flights from America's Cape Canaveral launch facility
- Background coverage of V-2 assembly, testing, and launches in Germany at the Peenemunde research center
- The USAF-produced briefing film "Guided Missiles"
- "The Cape," a 1963 film on the early years of the Cape Canaveral Missile Range
- The USAF-produced documentary "Laboratories Beyond the Sky," highlighting V-2 flights and research at the White Sands Proving Grounds
- Archival footage of the US Navy's "Operation Sandy," the launch of a V-2 rocket from the aircraft carrier US Midway
- "Project Backfire," a British-produced film on the first post-war V-2 research launches at Cuxhaven
- V-2 assembly and launch campaign footage from the White Sands Proving Ground
- A special "Modeler's Notes" audio track
Running time approximately 265 minutes. NTSC, encoded for all regions. All footage and images courtesy NARA, USAF, and USN. Compilation ©2010, rocket.aero. This DVD contains both silent and sound film elements.