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Peenemunde Technical Reports (Fort Bliss / Puttkamer Collection), 1940-1951 (bulk 1940-1944)

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Collection Item Summary:

This collection consists of original Peenemunde Archiv reports related to aerodynamics and vehicle design and performance. The materials all passed through the technical library at Fort Bliss.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

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

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Creator

Peenemunde Research and Development Station

Subject

Peenemunde Research and Development Station

Physical description

2.18 cubic feet (2 records center boxes)

Date

  • 1940
  • 1940-1951
  • bulk 1940-1944

Notes

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.

Type

  • Reports
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

XXXX-0192

Finding Aids

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