A-4 LAUNCHING TRIALS FROM PEENEMUNDE
Prepared using source documents from the Deutches Museum, Munich and Bundes Militärarchiv Freiburg 
with particular thanks to Detlev Paul 
Rev 1 : 27 10 04 : Updated against manuscript lists from Detlev Paul.
Rev 2 : 28 11 04 : Rationalised HK and HAP (Kitz) 'dual-launching' entries.
Rev 3 : 29 11 04 : Cleaned-up data and added summary totals.
Rev 4 : 31 12 04 : Detlev Paul edits (e-mail dated 30 12 04) added.
Issue 1 : 01 01 05
Trials Data Summary Annual Summary
Series Launch Trials Year Launch
4000 127   Trials
17000 38 1942 7
18000 86 1943 35
19000 15 1944 200
20000 13 1945 47
21000 10 289
Total 289
                 
Seq. # Date Round Test MW# Ref # Site Result Notes
~ 23/03/1942 V-001 4001 Tower First full-scale static testing 
1 13/06/1942 V-002 4002 Pad 7 failure Unstable; rolled. Exp @+36s. R=1.3km 
2 16/08/1942 V-003 4003 Pad 7 f Nose section break-up @+45s. R=8.7km          
3 03/10/1942 V-004 4004 Pad 7 success Steep climb. R=190km       
4 21/10/1942 V-005 4005 Pad 7 partial Steam generator fault. R=147km.
5 09/11/1942 V-006 4006 Pad 7 s Vetical test to 67km. R=14km.
6 28/11/1942 V-007 4007 Pad 7 f Tumbled after vane failure @+37s. R=8.6km
7 12/12/1942 V-009 4009 Pad 7 f Steam generator explosion @+4s. R=0.1km
8 07/01/1943 V-010 4010 Pad 7 f Exploded at ignition
9 25/01/1943 V-011 4011 Pad 7 p Steep roll; b/o @+64.5s. R=105km
10 17/02/1943 V-012 4012 Pad 7 p Flat trajectory; b/o @+61s. R=196km
11 19/02/1943 V-013 4013 Pad 7 f Tail fire. Exp @+18s. R=4.8km
12 03/03/1943 V-016 4016 Pad 7 f Explosion @+33s.R=1km
13 18/03/1943 V-018 4018 Pad 7 p Vertical; b/o@+60s. R=133km
14 25/03/1943 V-019 4019 Pad 7 f b/o@+60.5s D=268s. 
15 03/04/1943 V-017 4017 Pad 7 s b/o@+64.5s D=310s
16 14/04/1943 V-020 4020 Pad 7 p b/o@+64s; 287km; nav err. R=287km
17 22/04/1943 V-021 4021 Pad 7 p b/o@+60s; 252km; nav err. R=252km
18 14/05/1943 V-022 4022 Pad 7 s Switch failure. b/o@+62s. R =250km
19 26/05/1943 V-025 4025 Pad 7 f b/o@+43s; D=200s. R=27km
20 26/05/1943 V-026 4026 Pad 7 s b/o@+66s; D=349s. R=265km
21 27/05/1943 V-024 4024 Pad 7 p b/o@+56s; D=248s. R=138km
22 01/06/1943 V-023 4023 Pad 7 s b/o@+62s; D=287s. R=62km
23 11/06/1943 V-029  4029 Pad 7 s b/o@+63s; D=291s. R=238km
24 16/06/1943 V-031 4031 Pad 7 s b/o@+61s. R=238km
25 22/06/1943 V-028 4028 Pad 7 p b/o@+63s; Exploded @ 70s.R=75km
26 24/06/1943 V-030 4030 Pad 10 s b/o@+65s; D=318s. R=287km   
27 25/06/1943 V-036 4036 Pad 7 s b/o@+65s. R=235km
28 29/06/1943 V-038 4038 Pad 7 f Fell on airstrip. R=3km
29 29/06/1943 V-040 4040 Pad 7 s b/o@+64s. R=236km
30 01/07/1943 V-033 4033 Pad 7 f Exploded @+2s
31 09/07/1943 V-041 4041 Pad 7 f Exploded and fell on pump building
32 09/07/1943 V-034 4034 Pad 7 f Exploded @+1.4s
33 13/08/1943 V-054 4054 Pad 7 s b/o@+68s; D=270s   (NB RAF Raid 17/18-Aug)
34 06/10/1943 V-049 4049 Pad 7 s 1st Fld Bat launch; b/o@+64s S=272s
35 15/10/1943 V-071 4071
36 21/10/1943 V-067 4067
37 25/10/1943 V-069 4069 Pad 7 s b/o@+63s; D=286s
38 09/11/1943 V-043 4043
39 04/12/1943 V-073 4073 Pad 7 s b/o@+63s; D=286s
40 10/12/1943 V-060 4060 Pad 7 s b/o@+69s; D=247s
41 21/12/1943 V-059 4059 Pad 7 p b/o@+33s; D=104s
42 30/12/1943 V-091 4091
43 07/01/1944 V-032 4032 Pad 7 f Exploded @+43s; D=104s(?)
44 11/01/1944 V-082 4082
45 20/01/1944 V-077 4077
46 25/01/1944 V-074 4074
47 27/01/1944 17 003 Pad 7 f First Mittelwerk test flight. Failed.
48 04/02/1944 V-106 4106
49 09/02/1944 17 009
50 10/02/1944 17 007
51 11/02/1944 17 010
52 13/02/1944 17 001
53 15/02/1944 V-098 4098
54 16/02/1944 17 004 Pad 7
55 17/02/1944 V-085 4085
56 18/02/1944 17 021
57 21/02/1944 17 006
58 23/02/1944 17 011 Pad 7
59 25/02/1944 17 015
60 28/02/1944 V-112 4112
61 02/03/1944 V-084 4084 Pad 7 f Exploded
62 04/03/1944 17 016
63 07/03/1944 V-151 4151
64 08/03/1944 V-126 4126
65 09/03/1944 17 020 Pad 7
66 10/03/1944 V-116 4116
67 11/03/1944 V-088 4088 Pad 7 s b/o@+59s; D=282s
68 13/03/1944 V-128 4128
69 15/03/1944 17 022
70 16/03/1944 17 018
71 18/03/1944 17 033
72 21/03/1944 V-145 4145
73 23/03/1944 V-121 4121
74 24/03/1944 17 031
75 27/03/1944 17 019
76 29/03/1944 V-132 4132
77 03/04/1944 17 098 Pad 7
78 05/04/1944 V-086 4086 Pad 7 f Exploded @+17s
79 07/04/1944 17 043 Pad 7
80 14/04/1944 17 063 Pad 7
81 20/04/1944 17 108 Pad 10
82 10/05/1944 17 200 Pad 10
83 12/05/1944 V-152 4152
84 14/05/1944 17 320
85 16/05/1944 V-136 4136 Pad 7 b/o@+65s; D=263s.
86 17/05/1944 17 323
87 22/05/1944 V-144 4144 Pad 7 f
88 23/05/1944 17 312
89 24/05/1944 17 309 Pad 10 s
90 27/05/1944 V-170 4170 Pad 7 f
91 31/05/1944 V-146 4146 Pad 7 s b/o@+58s; D=260s.
92 01/06/1944 17 558 Pad 7
93 02/06/1944 V-140 4140 Pad 7 b/o@+60s; D=259s.
94 03/06/1944 17 656 Pad 7 s
95 06/06/1944 17 746 Pad 7 p
96 07/06/1944 17 557 Pad 10 s
97 08/06/1944 V-171 4171 Pad 7 b/o@69s. D=315s. Hanbook A-4    (First V-4xxx)
98 08/06/1944 17 747 Pad 10 s
99 09/06/1944 V-159 4159 Pad 7 f b/o@+11s; D=35s.
100 10/06/1944 V-158 4158 Pad 7 b/o@+68s; D=264s.
101 11/06/1944 V-209 4209 Pad 7 b/o@+61s; D=296s.
102 11/06/1944 17 725 Oie First Oie launch
103 13/06/1944 V-089 4089
104 14/06/1944 V-172 4172 Pad 7 s
105 14/06/1944 17 727 Oie launched by the 1./485
106 15/06/1944 17 840 Pad 7 s
107 17/06/1944 17 839 Pad 7 s
108 18/06/1944 18 012 M 5 Oie s launched by the 1./485
109 20/06/1944 V-177 4177
110 20/06/1944 18 014 Oie
111 20/06/1944 17 940 Pad 10 s
112 21/06/1944 18 017 Oie
113 21/06/1944 17 939 Pad 7 s
114 22/06/1944 V-157 4157
115 23/06/1944 18 007 Pad 7 s
116 24/06/1944 17 657 Pad 7 s
117 24/06/1944 18 016 Oie
118 24/06/1944 18 013 M 3 Oie s
119 26/06/1944 18 008 Pad 7 s
120 26/06/1944 18 015 M 7 Oie s
121 27/06/1944 V-208 4208 Pad 7 b/o@+59s; D=296s.
122 28/06/1944 V-167 4167
123 29/06/1944 V-173 4173
124 30/06/1944 V-211 4211 Pad 10 s
125 01/07/1944 18 011 Pad 10 s
126 03/07/1944 18 010 Pad 10 s
127 04/07/1944 V-212 4212 Pad 10 s
128 05/07/1944 18 143 M 136 Oie s
129 06/07/1944 18 144 M 137 Oie s
130 07/07/1944 V-214 4214 Pad 10 s
131 08/07/1944 18 020 M 6 Oie s
132 10/07/1944 V-210 4210 Pad 7 b/o@+60s; D=187s.
133 14/07/1944 V-160 4160 Pad 10 s
134 21/07/1944 18 019 M 9 Oie s
135 29/07/1944 V-178 4178 Oie
136 31/07/1944 V-205 4205 Pad 10 b/o@+67s.R=237km
137 01/08/1944 18 207 Ma 28 Oie As end July total of 125 HAP shots. Therefore 141-125=16 Oies shots?
138 01/08/1944 18 203 Ma 24 Oie s Launched by the 1./485
139 02/08/1944 18 204 Oie
140 03/08/1944 V-202 4202 Pad 10 b/o@+21s.R=2km
141 04/08/1944 V-179 4179 Oie
142 12/08/1944 18 200 Oie
143 13/08/1944 V-181 4181 Pad 12 f 0.5km Exploded @ 50s.
144 13/08/1944 V-182 4182 Pad 12 f Exploded @ 70 m. +10s.
145 15/08/1944 18 267 Ma 84 Oie s
146 15/08/1944 18 266 Oie f
147 16/08/1944 18 263 Pad 7 b/o@+61s; D=302s. R=227km    (First 11/18000)
148 17/08/1944 V-224 4224
149 17/08/1944 18 239 Pad 10 b/o@+66s; D=327s. R=284km
150 20/08/1944 18 238 Pad 10 b/o@+66s; D=290s. R=239km
151 20/08/1944 18 243 Pad 7 b/o@+64s; D=282s. R=235km
152 22/08/1944 V-216 4216 18 258 Pad 7 b/o@+57s; D=282s. R=196km    
153 22/08/1944 18 233 Pad 10 b/o@+67s; D=291s. R=224km
154 23/08/1944 V-226 4226
155 24/08/1944 18 222 Pad 10 b/o@+64s; D=254s. R=189km
156 26/08/1944 18 240 Pad 10 b/o@+61s; D=252s. R=226km
157 30/08/1944 18 299 Ma 117 Pad 6 s
158 01/09/1944 V-225 4225 Pad 10
159 02/09/1944 18 293 Pad 6 s
160 04/09/1944 V-206 4206 Pad 10
161 05/09/1944 V-230 4230 Pad 10
162 08/09/1944 V-222 4222 18 678 Pad 10 18 278?
163 13/09/1944 V-231 4231 18 181 Ma 40 Oie f
164 14/09/1944 V-223 4223 18 288 Pad 10
165 15/09/1944 18 257 Ma 73 Oie s
166 17/09/1944 18 330 Ma 145 Oie s
167 19/09/1944 V-234 4234 Pad 10 18 330?
168 19/09/1944 V-240 4240 18 274 Ma 87 Oie s Launched by the 3./485
169 20/09/1944 V-217 4217 18 259 Pad 10
170 20/09/1944 V-239 4239 18 235 Ma 54 Oie s
171 21/09/1944 V-218 4218 18 135 Pad 10
172 21/09/1944 V-232 4232 18 304 Ma 122 Oie
173 22/09/1944 V-219 4219 Pad 10 18 205?
174 22/09/1944 18 179 Ma 6 Oie s
175 26/09/1944 V-241 4241 Pad 10
176 28/09/1944 V-238 4238 Pad 10 f 27.09.1944 ?
177 30/09/1944 V-242 4242 Pad 7
178 01/10/1944 18 786 Ma 195 Estate  f
179 03/10/1944 V-235 4235 18 208 Pad 7 f
180 03/10/1944 18 889 Ma 194 Estate  s
181 04/10/1944 V-245 4245 Pad 10 18 789?
182 07/10/1944 V-236 4236 18 751 Ma 167 Pad 7 s
183 07/10/1944 18 787 Ma 168 Estate  s 
184 09/10/1944 V-248 4248 18 571 Pad 7
185 11/10/1944 V-249 4249 Pad 7 18 787?
186 12/10/1944 18 781 Ma 196 Estate  s
187 12/10/1944 V-237 4237 18 696 Pad 7 f
188 13/10/1944 18 782 Ma 163 Estate  s
189 14/10/1944 V-250 4250 18 701 Pad 7 s
190 14/10/1944 18 338 Ma 139 Estate  f 
191 17/10/1944 V-251 4251 18 793 Pad 7
192 18/10/1944 V-252 4252 18 820 Pad 7 18 830?
193 19/10/1944 V-246 4246 Pad 7
194 23/10/1944 V-256 4256 Pad 7
195 24/10/1944 V-247 4247 Pad 10
196 24/10/1944 V-258 4258 Pad 7
197 25/10/1944 V-257 4257 Pad 7 s
198 30/10/1944 V-259 4259 18 485 Pad 7
199 30/10/1944 V-260 4260 Pad 6
200 01/11/1944 V-253 4253 18 160 Pad 7
201 03/11/1944 V-220 4220 18 034 Pad 7
202 06/11/1944 V-262 4262 18 690 Pad 7
203 07/11/1944 19 304 Pad 10 (First 12/19000 series launch)
204 08/11/1944 V-263 4263 Pad 7
205 09/11/1944 V-261 4261 18 689 Pad 7
206 09/11/1944 V-264 4264 Pad 10
207 13/11/1944 V-266 4266 18 519 Pad 7
208 15/11/1944 V-265 4265 18 704 Pad 7
209 17/11/1944 V-267 4267 18 584 Pad 7
210 20/11/1944 V-221 4221 18 395 18 335?
211 22/11/1944 V-268 4268 18 446 Pad 7
212 23/11/1944 19 862 Ma 332 Estate  s
213 23/11/1944 19 866 Ma 336 Estate  s
214 24/11/1944 V-271 4271 18 482
215 25/11/1944 19 864 Ma 337 Rail s
216 26/11/1944 19 861 Ma 328 Rail f
217 27/11/1944 V-272 4272 18 448
218 28/11/1944 V-276 4276 Pad 10
219 28/11/1944 19 868 Ma 335 Estate  s
220 29/11/1944 19 873 Ma 330 Rail s
221 30/11/1944 19 305
222 01/12/1944 V-423 4243
223 01/12/1944 V-269 4269 18 530 s
224 01/12/1944 19 302 Rail s
225 02/12/1944 V-243 4243 Pad 7
226 02/12/1944 19 020?
227 04/12/1944 V-277 4277 18 472
228 04/12/1944 19 301 Rail s
229 06/12/1944 V-254 18 699 f
230 07/12/1944 19 874 Ma 333 Estate  s
231 08/12/1944 V-278 4278 18 469
232 09/12/1944 19 020 Pad 6
233 12/12/1944 V-282 4282 18 690 Pad 7
234 12/12/1944 18,783 Ma 191 Estate s
235 14/12/1944 V-283 4283 18 535 Pad 7
236 16/12/1944 V-288 4288 18 539 Pad 7
237 19/12/1944 V-289 4289 18 533 Pad 7
238 22/12/1944 V-291 4291 18 542 Pad 7 s
239 27/12/1944 G-1 18 484 Pad 10 f A-4b #1
240 28/12/1944 V-290 4290 18 525 Pad 7 p
241 30/12/1944 V-286 4286 18 971
242 03/01/1945 V-287 4287 19 535
243 04/01/1945 20 835 Ma 394 Estate s 262 km range; sea impact
244 06/01/1945 20 826 Ma 381 Estate s 323 km range; sea impact (First 12/20000 series test)
245 08/01/1945 V-294 4294 19 092 Pad 7
246 09/01/1945 V-292 4292 18 464 Pad 7 s
247 11/01/1945 20 821 Ma 379 Estate s 285 km range; sea impact
248 13/01/1945 20 840 Ma 392 Estate s 314 km range; sea impact
249 15/01/1945 20 831 Ma 384 Estate s 325 km range; sea impact
250 15/01/1945 20 348 Pad 10
251 16/01/1945 V-275 4275 Pad 10
252 16/01/1945 V-293 4293 18 625
253 16/01/1945 20 850 Ma 380 Estate f Failed at 30m above pad
254 16/01/1945 20 348
255 17/01/1945 20 832 Ma 390 Estate f Failed at 20m above pad
256 19/01/1945 V-301 4301 Pad 10 20 338?
257 22/01/1945 V-295 4295 18 628 Pad 7
258 22/01/1945 V-302 4302 Pad 10 20 840?
259 24/01/1945 G-3 18 543 Oie A-4b #2
260 25/01/1945 20 465 Pad 7
261 25/01/1945 20 829 Ma 385 Estate f Failed at 1,300m altitude
262 27/01/1945 20 827 Ma 383 Estate f Failed at I00m altitude
263 30/01/1945 20 338 Pad 7
264 31/01/1945 V-303 4303 19 079 Pad 7
265 03/02/1945 V-284 4284 Pad 10
266 04/02/1945 V-274 4274 Pad 7 p
267 05/02/1945 V-285 4285 Pad 10 s
268 06/02/1945 V-309 4309 Pad 7 s
269 06/02/1945 21 402 Ma 376 Estate f Faileed after 47s(First 12/21000 series launch) 
270 07/02/1945 V-296 4296 Pad 7 s
271 07/02/1945 21 401 Ma 373 Estate f Exploded 1m abive pad
272 08/02/1945 V-310 4310 Pad 10 s
273 09/02/1945 V-297 4297 Pad 7
274 09/02/1945 V-298 4298 Pad 10 08.02.1945?
275 10/02/1945 V-270 4270 18 481 Pad 10 s
276 10/02/1945 V-313 4313 Pad 7 s
277 10/02/1945 21 404 Ma 372 Estate s 380 km
278 12/02/1945 V-273 4273 18 449 Pad 7 f
279 12/02/1945 21 405 Ma 370 Estate f Guidance failure after 8s
280 13/02/1945 V-299 4299 Pad 10 s
281 13/02/1945 V-314 4314 Pad 7 s
282 13/02/1945 21 406 Ma 375 Estate s 358 km
283 13/02/1945 21 403 Ma 369 Estate f Unhstable after 41s
284 14/02/1945 V-255 4255 18 687 Pad 7 p
285 16/02/1945 21 407 Ma 374 Estate s 380 km
286 18/02/1945 21 399 Ma 371 Estate f Exploded after 36s
287 19/02/1945 21 408 Ma 377 Estate s 430 km
288 20/02/1945 21 400 Ma 368 Estate f Last HAP launch. 350 km
Kitz shots
Estate Karlshagen residential area
Oie Offshore Island (Tilt program removed to study air burst problem.
Rail Umgehungsstr. Nord railhead
Pad 6 Waldgelände - forest area
Pad 7 Main test area adjacent to assembly building and static test tower
Pad 10
Pad 12
165 Pad VII 112
52 Pad X 49
38 Siedlung - Karlshagen 31
26 Oie 30
5 Local railway 8
3 Pad VI 5
5 Abschussort Unbekannt 54 unknown
294 289
Source Reinhold.Krueger@web.de