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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Rudolph Hermann

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Branch: Civilian
Born: 1904
Died: 1991

Appointment's:
Technische Hochschule at Aachen
Peenemünde
Forschungslabor

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Rudolph Hermann was a German engineer during World War II, and was commissioned to work on the aerodynamics of the Aggregate 3 (A-3) by Walter Robert Dornberger under the direction of Wernher von Braun, in which he used a 10 cm by 10 cm wind tunnel at the Technische Hochschule at Aachen. The aerodynamic data that was achieved at Aachen helped refine the aerodynamic properties of future Aggregates series missiles.

At a later date Walter Robert Dornberger assigned Rudolph Hermann to Peenemünde to head a new research department called Forschungslabor in which Rudolph Hermann had to organise the construction of larger wind tunnels 40 cm by 40 cm. by 1940. This research division, had numerous wind tunnels and could simulate velocities up to Mach 4.5.

Rudolph Hermann was relocated to the United States. After World War II, as part of Operation Paperclip.

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