Peenemünde Aerodynamics Reports
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0193
Creators:
Peenemunde Research and Development Station
Dates:
1938-1945
bulk 1942-1944
Languages:
German
German.
Physical Description:
2.2 cubic feet
(5 boxes)
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of copies of reports from the Peenemunde Archiv 66 series covering aerodynamic work on the V-2 (A4), A5, and Wasserfall missiles.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into two series: first are blueprint copies, which include photographs as illustrations, followed by autopositive copies, which include copy negatives used to produce illustrative photographs. There is significant overlap between these two series. In each series the documents are in order by Archiv Number.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The German Army and Navy experimental station at Peenemünde, 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 Peenemünde formed the basis for postwar research and designs by both the United States and the Soviet Union.

Administration
Processing Information
This collection is not a complete set of the Archiv 66 series. No information is available regarding the provenance of these copies of the reports, although the autopositive copies were originally housed in United States War Department envelopes, some of which were marked as "for USN."
Researchers should also refer to Peenemunde Technical Reports (Fort Bliss/Puttkamer Collection), NASM Acc. No. XXXX-0192; Captured German/Japanese Air Technical Documents – Peenemünde Guided Missile (PGM) Microfilm (one series of NASM Acc. No. XXXX-0431); and Captured German Documents (World War II) – Fort Eustis (FE) Microfilm, NASM Acc. No. XXXX-0468, for other Peenemünde Archiv series documents.
Author
Paul Silbermann
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Unknown, gift, unknown year

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
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Preferred Citation
Peenemunde Aerodynamics Reports (Fort Bliss/Puttkamer Collection), Acc. XXXX-0192, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rocketry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
V-1 rocket Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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V-2 rocket Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockets (Aeronautics) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Performance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aerodynamics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
He 293 (missile) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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