Helmut von Zborowski Photo Album, 1939-1960


Collection Item Summary:

This album 10 x 7 inches and contains 88 original photographs, taken from 1939 to 1960, of many of Zborowski's rocket, jet and coleopter projects, as well as 6 printed drawings.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Coanda effect
  • Vertically rising aircraft
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Aeronautics--Research
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes--Rocket engines
  • Airplanes--Jet propulsion
  • Airplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions on access


von Zborowski, Helmut Philip


  • Bayerische Motoren Werke
  • Societe d'Etudes de la Propulsion par Reaction (SEPR)
  • Bureau Technique Zborowski

Physical description

0.15 cubic feet (1 flatbox)


  • 1939
  • 1939-1960


Helmut Philip von Zborowski was a significant figure in early rocket and jet engine development. A contemporary of Werner von Braun, Zborowski worked on rocket and jet development for BMW during World War II, afterwards going to France and serving as a research engineer for the Société d'Etudes de la Propulsion par Réaction (SEPR). Zborowski later founded his own company, Bureau Technique Zborowski.

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


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