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Offline Skyblazer

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Hermann Oberth rockets and projects
« on: March 20, 2013, 04:44:40 am »
  • Cutaway view of Hermann Oberth's Mirak I rocket
  • Typical configuration of an Oberth rocket

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Re: Hermann Oberth rockets and projects
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 04:59:12 am »
Thanks Stargazer, anyway Oberth's designs (especially early ones) were somewhat impractial.
Oberth himself discovered it during the production of flying rocket models for the Fritz Lang's movie "Die Frau im Monde"....

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Re: Hermann Oberth rockets and projects
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 05:14:52 am »
... Oberth's designs (especially early ones) were somewhat impractial.

Nevertheless, he seemes to have been quite rational, as during his participation on the V2 program in Peenemünde,
he critised the whole program for being completely useless with regards to the relation of effort to (military) gain.
Ok, his later statements about UFOs and so on, could be interpreted somewhat different... 
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Re: Hermann Oberth rockets and projects
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 12:51:12 pm »
Does anyone know whether, in 1944, Oberth designed a three-stage missile which could carry a 3000kg warhead 6000km to the USA?

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Re: Hermann Oberth rockets and projects
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 01:47:53 pm »
Does anyone know whether, in 1944, Oberth designed a three-stage missile which could carry a 3000kg warhead 6000km to the USA?

Somewhere around here I have a scan of a translation of IIRC an Oberth paper from about then, about that. However, even though it was wartime the rocket was distinctly 1930's-Oberth in design. I'll see if I can find it.
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Re: Hermann Oberth rockets and projects
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2018, 05:37:43 pm »
Some interesting renders portraying Oberth's Modell-B which mission was supposedly high altitude research. (found here : http://www.foundation3d.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18932

Can anyone confirm or deny the dimension given to it by the artist ?
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Re: Hermann Oberth rockets and projects
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2018, 08:47:39 am »
Some Oberth designs from "A che punto siamo con i razzi" by Alberto Fenoglio, which can be downloaded here : https://digilander.libero.it/fme/doc/Fenoglio1.pdf
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Re: Hermann Oberth rockets and projects
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2018, 11:03:18 am »
Some Oberth designs from "A che punto siamo con i razzi" by Alberto Fenoglio, which can be downloaded here : https://digilander.libero.it/fme/doc/Fenoglio1.pdf

Quite interesting, thank you!