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The German Army and Navy experimental station at Peenemünde, on the North Sea coast of Germany, was established in the mid-1930s to continue the rocketry work begun at Kummersdorf in 1930. By the end of World War II (1939-1945) the research station produced a number of successful weapons, including the first surface-to-surface guided missile (V-1), the first ballistic missile (V-2), and the first operational air-to-surface missile (He 293), as well as other designs. The equipment developed at Peenemünde formed the basis for postwar research and designs by both the United States and the Soviet Union.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0193

Processing Information

This collection is not a complete set of the Archiv 66 series. No information is available regarding the provenance of these copies of the reports, although the autopositive copies were originally housed in United States War Department envelopes, some of which were marked as "for USN." Researchers should also refer to Peenemünde Technical Reports (Fort Bliss/Puttkamer Collection), NASM Acc. No. XXXX-0192; Captured German/Japanese Air Technical Documents – Peenemünde Guided Missile (PGM) Microfilm (one series of NASM Acc. No. XXXX-0431); and Captured German Documents (World War II) – Fort Eustis (FE) Microfilm, NASM Acc. No. XXXX-0468, for other Peenemünde Archiv series documents.

Creator

Peenemunde Research and Development Station

Date

1938-1945

bulk 1942-1944

Provenance

Unknown, gift, unknown year

Extent

2.2 Cubic feet (5 boxes)

Summary

The German Army and Navy experimental station at Peenemünde, on the North Sea coast of Germany, was established in the mid-1930s to continue the rocketry work begun at Kummersdorf in 1930.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Reports

Arrangement note

The collection is divided into two series: first are blueprint copies, which include photographs as illustrations, followed by autopositive copies, which include copy negatives used to produce illustrative photographs. There is significant overlap between these two series. In each series the documents are in order by Archiv Number.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of copies of reports from the Peenemünde Archiv 66 series covering aerodynamic work on the V-2 (A4), A5, and Wasserfall missiles.

Genre/Form

Reports

Rights

Permissions Requests

Names

Peenemunde Research and Development Station

Topics Aeronautics, Military
Rocketry
V-1 rocket
V-2 rocket
World War, 1939-1945
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Aeronautics
Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Performance
Aerodynamics
He 293 (missile)

Citation

Peenemünde Aerodynamics Reports (Fort Bliss/Puttkamer Collection), NASM.XXXX.0192, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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