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Wahmke


Wahmke (-1934) German propulsion expert. Rocket pioneer and engine developer.

Died: 1934.01.01.

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  • Michels, Juergen and Przybilski, Olaf, Peenemuende und seine Erben in Ost und West, Bernard & Graefe, Bonn, 1997.

Wahmke Chronology


1934 July 16 - . Launch Site: Kummersdorf. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • Liquid rocket explosion kills three. - . Nation: Germany. Related Persons: Wahmke. Summary: Dr Kurt Wahmke and two technicians were testing a 90% H2O2/Alcohol combination at Kummersdorf when the chamber exploded, killing them. These were the first and only deaths of technicians in the history of German rocket development..

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