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{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
And, at the time when that came up, neither Lehesten was in--at work, nor, uh, Schlier was ready to test, so we had to test at that one test stand,

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number eight, at ‎Peenemünde, whatever we could, and they worked in one shift, 16 hours a day,

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and they ran the test and took the chamber out and put the next one in, in spite of the fact that they might have to repeat the test.

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It was faster to exchange the combustion chamber in the test stand than to wait until they had the evaluation of the test.

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So some of the tests had to be repeated, so they put it in for a second time.

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And I know that von Braun at that time was very hard-pushing, get out whatever you can.

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And one day I told him they have to close it because the jet deflector is damaged, and we have to repair it.

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And he told me— Look, go as long as you can, and even if the whole deflector is blown out. And we did that.

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So, it was a lousy situation, and we finally had to close it down. It didn't help we had to repair that deflector.

{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
Mmmhmm

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{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
Was that earlier in '44? The first half?

{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
I think that was the first half of '44 when that happened.

{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
Mmmhmm.

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{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
That's the point where you didn't have any alternative place to calibrate?

{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
It was only that one test stand.

{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
Mmmhmm.

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{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
So—

{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
The others weren't ready yet.

{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
Mmhmm

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—from the standpoint of manufacturing the, uh, — — the injectors were made someplace, were made at Breslau,

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or other locations at the same place as combustion chambers? Or were they combined-- the combustion chamber itself was made somewhere—

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{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
I could not tell you where the different parts were made. I'm pretty sure that, for example, the little nozzles,

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which were in this 18 small combustion chambers were not manufactured at Breslau.

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They were manufactured somewhere else and were sent to Breslau. So, in that sense, Breslau was, uh,—

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