Monday, 13 April 2015

Richard Vogt

Richard Vogt


Branch: Civilian
Born: 19 December 1894 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Württemberg.
Died: January 1979

Blohm & Voss 1933


Personal Information:

Dr.-Ing. Richard Vogt was a German engineer an aircraft designer. His first job was working in engine factory in Ludwigshafen. During World War I, he enlisted and served the German Empire. However, he suffered an injury in action and returned home, he left military service in 1916, when he returned to civilian life. He worked for Zeppelin works in Friedrichshafen, while he was there he met Claude Dornier, encouraged him to become an aircraft designer, and so he completed a two-year course at the technical University in Stuttgart, and subsequently served as an assistant to Professor Baumannat the universities Institute of aeronautical and automobile systems until 1922. During this time, he was awarded his first patent and received a doctorate degree. This was the beginning of his career as an aircraft engineer and designer.
In 1933 Richard Vogt accepted a job opportunity at
Blohm & Voss as head engineer of the aircraft department.
Richards first design as head Blohm & Voss was the Bv 136 monoplane trainer, his second design was the Bv 137 dive bomber with inverted gull wings, during his time with Blohm & Voss, he designed many aircraft.

At the end of World War II he moved to the United States and worked for several companies such as
Research Laboratory of the US Air Force in Dayton in Ohio, Aero physics Development Corporation, Boeing, Aircraft designed by Richard Vogt
Blohm & Voss Bv 136
Blohm & Voss Bv 137
Blohm & Voss BV 138
Blohm & Voss Ha 139
Blohm & Voss Ha 140
Blohm & Voss BV 141
Blohm & Voss BV 222
Blohm & Voss BV 238
Blohm & Voss BV 155
Blohm & Voss BV 143
Blohm & Voss BV 246


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