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Offline circle-5

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Re: BTZ VTOL projects
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2016, 11:01:00 am »
BTZ is the acronym for Bureau Technique Zborowski.  Helmut Philip von Zborowski was a significant figure in early rocket and jet engine development. A contemporary of Werner von Braun, Zborowski worked on rocket and jet development for BMW during World War II, afterwards going to France and serving as a research engineer for the Société d'Etudes de la Propulsion par Réaction (SEPR).  Zborowski later founded his own company, Bureau Technique Zborowski, which contributed significantly to the SNECMA C450 Coléoptère design.

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Re: BTZ VTOL projects
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2016, 01:43:02 pm »
BTZ was Bureau Technique Zborowski.
Helmut Graf von Zborowski was an Austrian aristocrat turned SS officer, who worked on the Walther rocket engine and other last-ditch weapons at the end of WW2.  He was captured by the French.

The BTZ was created to get hold of his technical knowledge and continue his research, while keeping him more-or-less incommunicado in a castle near Paris to avoid the embarrassment of his unsavory past.

Edit: oops, I didn't see circle-5's post
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Re: BTZ VTOL projects
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2016, 02:17:47 pm »
Thank you my dears Circle and Dan.

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Re: BTZ VTOL projects
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2019, 05:44:48 am »
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Re: BTZ VTOL projects
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2019, 09:46:34 am »
BTZ was Bureau Technique Zborowski.
Helmut Graf von Zborowski was an Austrian aristocrat turned SS officer, who worked on the Walther rocket engine and other last-ditch weapons at the end of WW2.  He was captured by the French.

The BTZ was created to get hold of his technical knowledge and continue his research, while keeping him more-or-less incommunicado in a castle near Paris to avoid the embarrassment of his unsavory past.

Edit: oops, I didn't see circle-5's post

yikes. The name had caught my attention a looooong time ago, in 1996 when I heard of the Coleoptere for the first time (well, second time after Tintin's  Dan Cooper "Le mur du silence")
I ignored that the guy was a nazi SOB. I thought he was Polish.
Well, now I understand better the entire Coleoptere bizareness. It was a late offspring of the Luft'46 Wunderwaffen ! And it did not worked too well, the poor pilot paid a high price to the crash in 1959.
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