Alexander Lippisch Photograph Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0031
Creators:
Lippisch, Alexander, 1894-1976
Dates:
[ca. 1920s-1950s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.9 Cubic Feet
(2 legal document boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains photographs and drawings of the tailless and all-wing aircraft with which Lippisch was involved. Many of the photographs appear in Lippisch's book 'The Delta Wing: A History and Development.'

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alexander Lippisch (1894-1976) began his career in Aeronautics in February, 1918 when he joined the aircraft manufacturing plant of Zeppelin-Dornier in Lindau, Germany as an aerodynamicist. In 1921 Lippisch began his work on the development of sailplanes and gliders. At the same time he worked on the development of the tailless and the Delta-wing aircraft. In 1939 Lippisch joined the Messerschmitt A.G. Augsburg for the development of the ME 163 A and B. In 1943, Lippisch took over the Aeronautical Research Institute (LFW) were he developed the shape of the supersonic Delta wing. After the war, he was in custody of the Air Technical Intelligence of the U.S. Army. Lippisch was transferred to the United States where he worked at Wright Field, for the Navy, and later with Collins Radio Company. At Collins he developed a wing-less aircraft, the Aerodyne. He also started the development of another type of aircraft - the ram-wing or Aerofoil Boat.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gertrude Lippisch, gift, 1988, 1993-0031, unknown

General
General
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gliding and soaring Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes -- Wings, Triangular Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes, Tailless Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Lippisch, Alexander, 1894-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zeppeliin-Dornier Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Messerschmitt AG Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright Field, Ohio Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collins Radio Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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