Robert Krauskopf Portfolio

Collection ID:
bulk 1936
Physical Description:
0.06 Cubic Feet
(2 folders)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of four photographs of the Messerschmitt Bf 109, and a three-view, general arrangement drawing of a 1930 German bomber. Dr. Krauskopf found these photographs and drawing in April of 1945 at the Luftwaffe Air Base in Kitzingen, Bavaria, Germany. The photographs include: 1) Front right three-quarter view of Messerschmitt Bf 109 on ground, with engine running. This was the first Bf 109 (Werke-Nr.758), and is sometimes called the Bf 109 V-1. Powered by a Rolls-Royce Kestrel engine, it first flew in September of 1935; 2) Right view of the empennage of an early Messerschmitt Bf 109, showing the tailwheel, rudder cables and horizontal tailplane support strut. Photo taken indoors, with the aircraft resting on supports; 3) wing spar assembly of Messerschmitt aircraft resting on indoor workbench; and 4) center section of Messerschmitt. The drawing is labeled Project 149B.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Robert Krauskopf, Gift, 1989

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Robert Krauskopf Portfolio, Acc. 1989-0110, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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