Aerodynamic fin parts with bearing and top-of-fin counterbalance weight visible on the right
A4 - V2 missile history

Peenemünde: F1 the giant V2 missile factory at Werk Süd

Some images from our field trips exploring the ruins of the Peenemünde Army research complex on Usedom island. This album features images of the ruins of the gigantic Fertigungshalle Eins (F1) V2 missile pre-production factory, and slave labour camp. And also shows the area once enclosed by the equally giant Repair and Maintenance workshops, just 120 meters to the north of F1. The ghost of the V2 rocket can be seen in the plethora of decaying relics that still litter the ground in many of these locations. Please note: some of the areas illustrated here are not open to the public and there is a real danger from unexploded ordinance.  See our information page for details of expert guided tours (in English and German) of these areas.

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The enigmas

This month’s question for you

In our exploration of the historical sites around Peenemünde we often encounter relics that are a mystery to us. If you recognise the item and can tell us anything positive about it (no guesses please, we have lots of those already!) it will be a big help and you can be sure we will credit your contribution to the solution. So, here’s this month’s enigma.