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Hermann Oberth rockets and projects

archipeppe

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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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archipeppe said:
... 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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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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newsdeskdan said:
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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