1949, after a less than successful launch of a V-2 from the USS Midway in
September 1947, the Navy decided to conduct tests to see what would happen to a
ship deck if a V-2 fell over on the deck of a ship. There were two tests
referred to as Operation Pushover. The photo above shows the second, and
last in the series. The rocket is setting on the simulated deck, which is
a few feet above the ground. This simulated deck was constructed some
distance north of the Navy Blockhouse at LC-35.