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Operation Pushover at LC-35

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      In 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.