Thursday, 12 March 2015

Max Otto Kramer


Branch: Civilian
Born: 8 September 1903 in Köln, Germany
Died: June 1986 in Pacific Palisades, California

German Institute of Aeronautics
Ruhrstahl AG 1940


Personal Information:

Dipl.-Ing. Max Otto Kramer was born on 8 September 1903 in Köln, Germany, and he became a German scientist. In 1926 Max Otto Kramer went to the Technical College in Munich, where he acquired his degree in electronic engineering, and in 1931, Max Kramer went to the Technical College of Aachen and gained his doctorate in aeronautics. So by the early 1930s, Max Kramer was already an authority on aerodynamics and was working with a German Institute of Aeronautics in Berlin, During this period Kramer had already successfully submitted several patents for aerodynamics specifically flow resistance.

Max Kramer is probably best known, for his work on the Ruhrstahl X-1 (Fritz-X) glide bomb, a radio controlled, which could be controlled by the parent aircraft, this bomb was used. A number of occasions in 1943 and early 1944. Achieving several successes before Allied air supremacy and electronic countermeasures, rendered it obsolete, Dr Kramer continued to research and develop the Ruhrstahl X-1 (Fritz-X) during the course of World War II.

Dr Max Kramer also designed and developed the Ruhrstahl X-4 also known as Kramer X-4 which was a wire guided air to air missile, although the X-4 did not see operational service, this missile was the basis for many ground-launched anti-tank missiles after World War II.

Dr Max Kramer was relocated to the United States. After World War II, as part of Operation Paperclip.


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