Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Walter Rethel

Walter Rethel


Branch: Civilian
Born: 1892
Died: 1977

Kondor Flugzeugwerken
Fokker Flugzeugwerken
Arado Flugzeugwerke GmbH
Messerschmitt AG


Personal Information:

Walter Rethel was a German aircraft designer one of his most notable achievements was the Bf 109 in which he held the position of chief engineer during World War II. Walter worked for a Dutch aircraft manufacturer called Fokker, however, Fokker used to be a based in Germany and was founded by Anthony Fokker in 1912 in Schwerin, Germany, but moved to the Netherlands in 1919.

Whilst Walter worked for Fokker as chief designer he helped design the Fokker B.I which was a reconnaissance flying boat, and also the Fokker F.VII
which was a single engined passenger and military transport plane.

Walter Rethel also worked for Arado Flugzeugwerke GmbH and designed the Ar 65 along with Heinrich Lübbe which was a single seat single engined, biplane fighter.

Walter Rethel then moved to Messerschmitt AG where he became chief engineer. In 1934 Walter Rethel along with Willy Messerschmitt designed the Bf 109 which was to become one the most important fighter planes of the Luftwaffe.


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