A-4 LAUNCHING TRIALS FROM HEIDEKRAUT (nr. TUCHEL, Poland)
Prepared using source documents from the Deutches Museum, Munich (August 1987).
with particular thanks to Detlev Paul
Rev A : 14 11 04 : Cross checked with material supplied by Paul Detlev (italic entries).
Rev B : 28 11 04 : Rationalised HK and HAP (Kitz) 'dual-launching' entries.
Rev C : 29 11 04 : Cleaned-up data and added summary totals.
Rev D : 31 12 04 : Detlev Paul edits (e-mail dated 30 12 04) added.
Issue 1 : 01 01 05
Trials Data Summary
Series Launch Trials
18000 69
19000 126
20000 30
Total 225
 
Seq # Lfd # Group Vehicle # Gerat # Date Site Range-km Left km Right km Notes Plan km
1 127 B1 Ma172 18757 10 September 1944 HK Abandonned 225
2 128 A1 Ma184 18769 12 September 1944 HK 221 26.5 (LSD) 225
3 129 A2 Ma181 18767 13 September 1944 HK Failed on pad 225
4 130 A3 Ma173 18761 13 September 1944 HK 178 17.2 (LSD) 225
5 131 A4 Ma178 18765 13 September 1944 HK 220 8.4 (ESD) 225
6 132 A5 Ma160 18745 14 September 1944 HK 218 7.1 (LSD) 225
7 133 A6 Ma174 18758 14 September 1944 HK 210 14.8 (LSD) 225
8 134 A7 Ma167 18751 14 September 1944 HK Failed on pad. Returned to HAP. 225
9 135 A8 Ma171 18756 15 September 1944 HK -4 3.5 Guidance failed after lift-off 225
10 136 A9 Ma177 18763 15 September 1944 HK 12 2.0 Propulsion system explosion 225
11 137 A10 Ma161 18746 16 September 1944 HK 217 3.1 (LSD) 225
12 138 B2 Ma166 18750 16 September 1944 HK 193 3.2 Airburst 165
13 139 B3 Ma162 18752 17 September 1944 HK 168 14.0 Airburst 165
14 140 B4 Ma170 18754 17 September 1944 HK 164 4.6 Airburst 165
15 141 B5 Ma169 18755 18 September 1944 HK 165 4.9 Impact 165
16 142 B6 Ma164 18747 18 September 1944 HK 171 7.5 Impact 165
17 143 B7 Ma183 18766 18 September 1944 HK 166 4.2 Airburst 165
18 144 B8 Ma176 18762 18 September 1944 HK 141 1.6 Impact 165
19 145 B9 Ma159 18753 19 September 1944 HK 199 4.9 Airburst 165
20 146 B10 Ma179 18764 19 September 1944 HK 162 0.7 Airburst 165
21 147 D1 Ma211 18822 21 September 1944 HK 160 17.3 Impact 165
22 148 D2 Ma214 18824 21 September 1944 HK 173 3.6 Impact 165
23 149 D3 Ma213 18825 22 September 1944 HK 143 3.5 Impact 165
24 150 D4 Ma215 18826 22 September 1944 HK 177 14.3 Impact 165
25 151 D5 Ma212 18823 23 September 1944 HK 42 8.6 Early impact 165
26 152 D6 Ma210 18821 23 September 1944 HK 151 4.8 Impact 165
27 153 D7 Ma217 18831 23 September 1944 HK 242 11.4 Impact 165
28 154 D8 Ma216 18827 24 September 1944 HK 141 8.7 Impact 165
29 155 D9 Ma209 18820 24 September 1944 HK Abort. Returned to HAP. 165
30 157 G1 Ma223 18806 25 September 1944 HK 168 4.4 Airburst 165
31 158 G2 Ma225 18807 25 September 1944 HK 143 5.2 Airburst 165
32 159 G3 Ma226 18808 25 September 1944 HK 164 9.5 Airburst 165
33 160 G4 Ma224 18815 25 September 1944 HK 164 8.4 Impact 165
34 161 G5 Ma218 18803 25 September 1944 HK 162 1.9 Airburst 165
35 162 G6 Ma219 18801 26 September 1944 HK 171 10.3 Airburst 165
36 163 G7 Ma221 18804 26 September 1944 HK 165 12.9 Impact 165
37 164 G8 Ma222 18805 26 September 1944 HK 166 1.8 Airburst 165
38 165 G9 Ma220 18802 26 September 1944 HK 162 12.6 Airburst 165
39 166 G10 Ma218 18803 26 September 1944 HK Abandonned; damaged fin. See 5 Oct. 165
40 167 C1 Ma186 18770 26 September 1944 HK 92 102.0 Airburst 165
41 156 D10 Ma208 18837 27 September 1944 HK 138 1.5 Airburst 165
42 168 C2 Ma185 18771 27 September 1944 HK 160 0.5 Airburst 165
43 169 C3 Ma189 18774 30 September 1944 HK 170 4.6 Airburst 165
44 170 C4 Ma182 18788 30 September 1944 HK 167 5.3 Impact 165
45 171 C5 Ma175 18794 30 September 1944 HK 179 6.8 Impact 165
46 172 C6 Ma192 18777 01 October 1944 HK 166 6.3 (LSD) 165
47 173 C7 Ma187 18772 01 October 1944 HK 170 9.8 (LSD) 165
48 174 C8 Ma188 18773 01 October 1944 HK 173 4.7 (LSD) 165
49 175 C9 Ma193 18778 02 October 1944 HK 132 2.5 (ESD) 165
50 176 C10 Ma190 18776 02 October 1944 HK 170 5.6 (LSD) 165
51 177 E1 Ma203 18796 02 October 1944 HK 247 7.5 Airburst 225
52 178 E2 Ma202 18795 02 October 1944 HK 236 0.2 Airburst 225
53 179 E3 Ma204 18799 05 October 1944 HK 229 6.0 Airburst 225
54 180 E4 Ma205 18798 05 October 1944 HK 230 4.9 Airburst 225
55 181 E5 Ma199 18792 05 October 1944 HK 225 2.0 Impact 225
56 182 E6 Ma206 18797 05 October 1944 HK 252 7.4 Airburst 225
57 183 E7 Ma207 18803 05 October 1944 HK 228 9.9 Impact 225
58 184 E8 Ma200 18791 05 October 1944 HK 233 7.5 Impact 225
59 185 E9 Ma198 18790 05 October 1944 HK 183 14.4 Airburst 225
60 187 F1 WH3 19041 06 October 1944 HK 222 5.3 (LSD) 225
61 188 F2 WH4 19048 06 October 1944 HK 225 7.0 (LSD) 225
62 189 F3 WH9 19045 09 October 1944 HK 213 1.6 (LSD) 225
63 190 F4 WH1 19047 09 October 1944 HK 210 4.1 (LSD) 225
64 191 F5 WH2 19039 09 October 1944 HK 205 7.2 Impact 225
65 192 F6 WH10 19043 09 October 1944 HK 7 6.5 Failed after launch 225
66 193 F7 WH6 19042 09 October 1944 HK 219 1.6 (LSD) 225
67 194 F8 WH7 19046 10 October 1944 HK 220 2.7 (LSD) 225
68 195 F9 WH5 19040 10 October 1944 HK 224 4.6 Airburst 225
69 196 F10 WH8 19044 10 October 1944 HK 209 7.0 (LSD) 225
70 197 H1 Ma229 18810 10 October 1944 HK 239 4.8 Airburst 225
71 198 H2 Ma228 18813 10 October 1944 HK 209 1.0 Impact 225
72 199 H3 Ma230 18809 10 October 1944 HK 200 7.4 Impact 225
73 200 H4 Ma231 18811 11 October 1944 HK 272 0.5 Impact 225
74 201 H5 Ma234 18816 11 October 1944 HK 217 0.1 Airburst 225
75 202 H6 Ma233 18814 11 October 1944 HK 216 0.1 Impact 225
76 203 H7 Ma236 18818 11 October 1944 HK 220 55.9 Airburst 225
77 204 H8 Ma232 18812 14 October 1944 HK 245 107.3 Impact 225
78 205 H9 Ma237 18819 14 October 1944 HK 44 4.0 Damaged at launch 225
79 206 H10 Ma235 18817 14 October 1944 HK 245 14.3 Impact 225
80 207 J1 Ma239 19487 28 October 1944 HK 223 2.4 225
81 208 J2 Ma242 19486 29 October 1944 HK 224 5.4 225
82 209 J3 Ma238 19484 30 October 1944 HK 217 4.0 225
83 210 J4 Ma243 19498 30 October 1944 HK 223 2.9 225
84 211 J5 Ma240 19488 31 October 1944 HK 223 2.6 225
85 212 J6 Ma245 19491 31 October 1944 HK 223 4.9 225
86 213 J7 Ma244 19489 31 October 1944 HK 231 10.7 225
87 214 J8 Ma246 19504 01 November 1944 HK 2 0.6 225
88 215 J9 Ma247 19490 01 November 1944 HK 221 2.6 225
89 216 J10 Ma241 01 November 1944 HK Failed on pad 225
90 217 K1 Ma249 19492 02 November 1944 HK 223 25.8 Impact 225
91 218 K2 Ma248 19493 02 November 1944 HK 218 2.5 Impact 225
92 219 K3 Ma251 19494 03 November 1944 HK 214 14.9 Impact 225
93 220 K4 Ma250 19496 03 November 1944 HK 221 5.1 Impact 225
94 221 K5 Ma253 19495 04 November 1944 HK 226 3.3 Impact 225
95 222 K6 Ma252 19497 04 November 1944 HK 224 1.7 Airburst 225
96 223 K7 Ma257 19502 05 November 1944 HK 224 0.3 Airburst 225
97 224 K8 Ma256 19500 05 November 1944 HK 116 1.5 Airburst 225
98 225 K9 Ma254 19501 05 November 1944 HK 222 5.8 Airburst 225
99 226 K10 Ma255 19499 05 November 1944 HK 112 1.5 Airburst 225
100 227 L1 Ma264 19508 06 November 1944 HK 250 4.3 Impact 250
101 228 L2 Ma265 19511 07 November 1944 HK 290 0.6 Impact 250
102 229 L3 Ma266 19514 07 November 1944 HK 250 10.9 Airburst 250
103 230 L4 Ma260 19506 07 November 1944 HK 293 4.8 Airburst 250
104 231 L5 Ma258 19507 07 November 1944 HK 250 5.1 Impact 250
105 232 L6 Ma259 19509 08 November 1944 HK 1 6.9 Failed after launch 250
106 236 M1 Ma285 19520 09 November 1944 HK 257 6.2 Impact 250
107 M2 Ma284 19519 09 November 1944 HK Returned to MW 250
108 238 M3 Ma280 19516 10 November 1944 HK 248 8.9 Airburst 250
109 239 M4 Ma282 19518 10 November 1944 HK 35 2.0 Impact 250
110 M6 Ma287 19529 11 November 1944 HK Returned to MW 250
111 235 L9 Ma263 19510 12 November 1944 HK 49 50.0 Exploded after launch 250
112 237 M7 Ma278 19528 12 November 1944 HK 245 1.8 Impact 250
113 233 L7 Ma267 19513 13 November 1944 HK 267 2.5 Airburst 250
114 234 L8 Ma262 19512 13 November 1944 HK 90 0.0 0.0 Impact 250
115 241 M8 Ma283 19525 14 November 1944 HK 250 0.5 Impact 250
116 242 M9 Ma279 19517 14 November 1944 HK 250 9.7 Impact 250
117 243 N1 Ma288 19549 15 November 1944 HK 197 1.5 (ESD) 200
118 244 N2 Ma289 19548 15 November 1944 HK 196 14.7 (LSD) 200
119 245 N3 Ma290 19544 18 November 1944 HK 76 4.0 Failed (ESD) 200
120 246 N4 Ma292 19547 19 November 1944 HK 159 3.7 (ESD) 200
121 247 N5 Ma291 19545 19 November 1944 HK 168 2.7 (LSD) 200
122 248 N6 Ma293 19553 20 November 1944 HK 183 4.6 (ESD) 200
123 249 N7 Ma295 19550 20 November 1944 HK 194 22.3 (ESD) 200
124 250 N8 Ma294 19552 20 November 1944 HK 189 5.2 (ESD) 200
125 251 N9 Ma296 19551 21 November 1944 HK 113 4.5 (ESD) 200
126 252 N10 Ma297 19546 21 November 1944 HK 168 5.5 (ESD) 200
127 253 P1 Ma301 19829 21 November 1944 HK 233 3.8 Impact 225
128 254 P2 Ma308 19843 22 November 1944 HK 229 7.8 Airburst 225
129 255 P3 Ma300 19830 22 November 1944 HK 190 6.4 Impact 225
130 256 P4 Ma302 19832 22 November 1944 HK Engine failure 225
131 257 R1 Ma332 19862 23 November 1944 HK 385 4.6 No data returned 367
132 258 R2 Ma336 19866 23 November 1944 HK 289 15.0 Airburst 369
133 260 P5 Ma303 19833 24 November 1944 HK 219 0.7 Impact 225
134 261 P6 Ma304 19834 24 November 1944 HK 35 110.5 Guidance failure 225
135 P27 Ma307 19839 24 November 1944 HK Returned to MW 225
136 262 P7 Ma298 19835 25 November 1944 HK 58 90.8 Guidance failure 225
137 259 R3 Ma334 19864 25 November 1944 HK 323 8.0 No data returned 363
138 263 P8 Ma305 19836 26 November 1944 HK 232 0.2 Impact 225
139 P28 Ma270 19842 26 November 1944 HK Returned to MW 225
140 267 R4 Ma328 19861 26 November 1944 HK Exploded on pad >300
141 264 P9 Ma276 19831 27 November 1944 HK 235 3.9 Airburst 225
142 265 P10 Ma271 19844 27 November 1944 HK 230 4.4 Airburst 225
143 266 P11 Ma306 19840 27 November 1944 HK Failure 225
144 269 P12 Ma299 19827 28 November 1944 HK 231 1.1 Airburst 225
145 268 R5 Ma335 19868 28 November 1944 HK 279 22.7 No data returned 370
146 270 P13 Ma316 19841 29 November 1944 HK 166 3.0 Impact 225
147 271 P14 Ma277 19825 29 November 1944 HK 231 10.7 Impact 225
148 274 R6 Ma330 19873 29 November 1944 HK 315 4.1 No data returned 360
149 272 P15 Ma310 19846 30 November 1944 HK 132 102.0 Failure 225
150 273 P16 Ma312 19849 30 November 1944 HK 232 2.0 Impact 225
151 P29 Ma313 19826 30 November 1944 HK Returned to MW 225
152 276 P17 Ma311 19848 01 December 1944 HK 214 0.6 Airburst 225
153 277 P18 Ma275 19850 01 December 1944 HK 2 0.1 Explosion after launch 225
154 P30 Ma268 19869 01 December 1944 HK Returned to field stn; leaking 225
155 275 R7 19302 01 December 1944 HK 320 14.0 No data returned 376
156 278 R8 19301 04 December 1944 HK 293 2.2 No data returned 369
157 279 S1 Ma346 19883 05 December 1944 HK 250 6.9 Airburst 250
158 280 S2 Ma340 19893 05 December 1944 HK 246 3.5 Impact 250
159 281 S3 Ma339 19905 05 December 1944 HK 251 1.2 Airburst 250
160 282 S4 Ma338 19913 06 December 1944 HK 167 0.1 Impact 250
161 283 S5 Ma341 19891 06 December 1944 HK Failure 250
162 285 R9 Ma333 19874 07 December 1944 HK 349 18.0 No data returned 373
163 284 S6 Ma345 19901 07 December 1944 HK 224 3.3 Impact 250
164 285 S7 Ma342 19894 08 December 1944 HK 243 0.4 Impact 250
165 286 S8 Ma344 19888 08 December 1944 HK 215 2.8 Impact 250
166 290 R10 19020 09 December 1944 HK 347 No data returned 354
167 287 S9 Ma347 19900 09 December 1944 HK 270 0.7 Impact 250
168 288 S10 Ma343 19895 09 December 1944 HK Returned to MW 250
169 291 Q1 Ma319 19856 11 December 1944 HK 245 29.1 (LSD) 250
170 292 R11 Ma191 18783 11 December 1944 HK 284 2.7 No data returned 354
171 293 Q2 Ma323 19855 12 December 1944 HK Exploded above pad 250
172 294 Q3 Ma321 19858 12 December 1944 HK 243 7.2 (LSD) 250
173 295 Q4 Ma318 19854 12 December 1944 HK 246 1.8 (ESD) 250
174 Q10 Ma326 19871 12 December 1944 HK Returned to field stn 250
175 296 Q5 Ma322 19859 13 December 1944 HK 244 15.4 (ESD) 250
176 297 Q6 Ma320 19870 13 December 1944 HK 239 3.1 (LSD) 250
177 298 Q7 Ma324 19857 13 December 1944 HK 68 7.4 Airburst 250
178 299 Q8 Ma325 19865 14 December 1944 HK 1 0.0 0.0 Airburst 250
179 300 P19 Ma309 19847 15 December 1944 HK 230 1.1 Airburst 225
180 301 P20 Ma317 19837 16 December 1944 HK 216 4.2 Impact 225
181 302 P21 Ma314 19838 16 December 1944 HK 228 6.3 Airburst 225
182 303 P22 Ma273 19851 17 December 1944 HK 128 22.7 Failure 225
183 305 P23 Ma315 19828 19 December 1944 HK 52 67.8 Failure 225
184 304 Q9 Ma327 19872 19 December 1944 HK 243 1.7 (LSD) 250
185 306 P24 Ma272 19845 20 December 1944 HK Control failure at lift-off+15m 225
186 307 P25 Ma269 19852 20 December 1944 HK 81 3.2 Guidance failure 225
187 308 P26 Ma274 19853 20 December 1944 HK 232 1.4 Airburst 225
188 U1 19186 21 December 1944 HK 229 2.8 Impact 225
189 U2 19676 21 December 1944 HK 260 0.5 Impact 225
190 U3 19778 21 December 1944 HK 228 10.4 Impact 225
191 U4 19886 23 December 1944 HK 232 3.8 Impact 225
192 U5 19674 23 December 1944 HK 222 8.1 Impact 225
193 U6 19776 23 December 1944 HK 224 2.2 Airburst 225
194 U7 19650 25 December 1944 HK 225 5.9 Impact 225
195 U8 19681 25 December 1944 HK 228 12.8 Airburst 225
196 309 X1 Ma421 20853 27 December 1944 HK 212 5.4 (LSD) 225
197 310 X2 Ma423 20844 28 December 1944 HK 234 1.1 (LSD) 225
198 311 X3 Ma422 20845 28 December 1944 HK 229 6.1 (LSD) 225
199 312 X4 Ma427 20848 28 December 1944 HK Failed 225
200 313 X5 Ma414 20820 30 December 1944 HK 230 0.7 (LSD) 225
201 314 X6 Ma413 20816 30 December 1944 HK 231 5.0 (LSD) 225
202 315 X7 Ma425 20847 31 December 1944 HK 226 10.7 (LSD) 225
203 316 X8 Ma408 20825 31 December 1944 HK 227 5.0 (LSD) 225
204 317 X9 Ma426 20852 01 January 1945 HK 34 0.9 Failed  225
205 X10 Ma419 01 January 1945 HK Attempt abandonned - see X18
206 318 X11 Ma411 20815 02 January 1945 HK 232 3.6 (LSD) 225
207 319 X12 Ma415 20817 02 January 1945 HK 232 3.2 (LSD) 225
208 320 X13 Ma412 20818 02 January 1945 HK 231 1.7 (ESD) 225
209 321 X14 Ma418 20838 03 January 1945 HK 229 1.7 (LSD) 225
210 322 X15 Ma420 20841 03 January 1945 HK 224 17.4 (LSD) 225
211 323 X16 Ma424 20851 03 January 1945 HK 223 6.0 (LSD) 225
212 328 V1 Ma394 20835 04 January 1945 Kitz 262   1.6 At sea 320
213 324 X17 Ma417 20823 04 January 1945 HK 228 8.0 (LSD) 225
214 325 X18 Ma410 20814 04 January 1945 HK Failed shortly after launch 225
215 329 V2 Ma381 20826 06 January 1945 Kitz 323   2.1 At sea 320
216 326 X19 Ma419 20843 08 January 1945 HK 231 1.8 (LSD) 225
217 327 X20 Ma416 20819 08 January 1945 HK 234 3.8 (ESD) 225
218 330 W1 Ma400 20705 10 January 1945 HK 215 11.2 (ESD) 225
219 331 W2 Ma404 20808 10 January 1945 HK 56 Failed 225
220 332 W3 Ma405 20809 10 January 1945 HK 227 10.4 (LSD) 225
221 333 V3 Ma379 20821 11 January 1945 Kitz 285   14.7 At sea 320
222 334 W4 Ma406 20810 11 January 1945 HK 226 0.7 (ESD) 225
223 335 W5 Ma402 20807 11 January 1945 HK 161 7.3 Failed 225
224 336 W6 Ma398 20811 11 January 1945 HK 231 4.5 (LSD) 225
225 337 W7 Ma401 20804 11 January 1945 HK 223 28.0 (ESD) 225
226 338 W8 Ma399 20806 11 January 1945 HK 226 8.3 High alt airburst 225
227 W9 Ma403 20824 11 January 1945 HK Abandonned 225
228 W10 Ma407 20812 11 January 1945 HK Abandonned 225
229 339 V4 Ma392 20840 13 January 1945 Kitz 314   13.1 At sea 320
230 340 V5 Ma384 20831 15 January 1945 Kitz 325   11.8 At sea 320
231 341 V6 Ma380 20850 16 January 1945 Kitz       Failed at 30m above pad 320
232 342 V7 Ma390 20832 17 January 1945 Kitz       Failed at 20m above pad 320
233 343 V8 Ma385 20829 25 January 1945 Kitz       Failed at 1300m above pad 320
234 344 V9 Ma383 20827 27 January 1945 Kitz       Failed at 100m above pad 320
235   U1* Ma376 21402 06 February 1945 Kitz       Failed after 47s  
236   U3* Ma373 21401 07 February 1945 Kitz       Exploded 1m above pad  
237   U2* Ma372 21404 10 February 1945 Kitz 380   38.5    
238   U4* Ma370 21405 11 February 1945 Kitz       Guidance failure after 8s  
239   U5* Ma375 21406 13 February 1945 Kitz 358   1.0    
240   U6* Ma369 21403 13 February 1945 Kitz       Unstable after 41s  
241   U7* Ma374 21407 16 February 1945 Kitz 380        
242   U8* Ma371 21399 18 February 1945 Kitz       Exploded after 36s  
243   U9* Ma377 21408 19 February 1945 Kitz 430        
244   U10* Ma368 21400 20 February 1945 Kitz 350        
       'Kitz' launchings are listed in Army's HK firing records but were actually made from Peenemunde.
Serials related to Heidekraut as a delivery destination and or an undated launch attempt location.
18 833 Returned to MW
E10 Abandonned
L10 Ma261 19505 Abandonned 250
M5 Ma286 19527 Returned to MW 250
M10 Ma281 19515 Abandonned 250
U9 19656 Returned to MW 225
U10 19657 Returned to Wa Pruf 10 225
Ma409 20813 Returned to field station
NOTES ESD Denotes impact of rocket with explosion of warhead at ground level. Design condition.
LSD Denotes air-burst of rocket with explosion of warhead at ground level.
LD Air-burst of rocket with simultaneous explosion of warhead above ground level. (Worst case.)
L Air-burst of rocket but warhead fails to detonate upon impact.