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Peenemunde Aerodynamics Reports, 1938-1945


Collection Item Summary:

This collection consists of documents in the Peenemunde Archiv 66 series. The material cover a wide variety of rocketry-related subjects, including thermodynamics, propulsion, and guidance.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • He 293 (missile)
  • V-1 rocket
  • Rocketry
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • V-2 rocket
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)
  • Aeronautics
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Thermodynamics
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)--Thermodynamics
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)--Guidance systems
  • Guided missiles--Propulsion systems

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives


Peenemunde Research and Development Station


Peenemunde Research and Development Station

Physical description

2.18 cubic feet (2 records center boxes)


  • 1938
  • 1938-1945


The German Army and Navy experimental station at Peenemunde, 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 Peenemunde formed the basis for postwar research and designs by both the United States and the Soviet Union.


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