Lippisch Designs

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Not seeing a topic specific to Alexander Lippisch's patents, hopefully folks won't mind a few as a bunch of them are pretty interesting. The majority are post-WW2 when he worked for the Collins Radio Company and later his own company, Lippisch Research Corporation. By this time, he was much more interested in WIG designs (ground effect vehicles) than what he worked on during WW2 and before. But occasionally, you can see some of his concepts appearing in his post-war work.

The first is a patent filed in 1951 for a fluid propelled aircraft. The patent is more for the propulsion but the delta aircraft he uses harkens to his wartime work.
 

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Rather strange, wingless aircraft design from 1952.
 

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Looking more like a futuristic submarine is this 1956 design for a ground effect craft.
 

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Very reminiscent of the SNECMA Coléoptère is this 1957 Lippisch design.
 

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1964 Lippisch design for what clearly has all the hallmarks of a WIG design. ;D
 

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A pre-WW2 patent for a aerofoil. I think one can say this patent found application in Lippisch's Delta I of 1931.
 

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1954 design while Lippisch was working for Collins Radio Company. Might this have resulted from (or into) the Lippisch-Collins "Aerodyne" testbed?
 

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And found a website which has all of the patents I was going to put here listed, so, check it out at:

http://www.rexresearch.com/lippisch/lippisch.htm
 

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A strange Lippisch concept;

https://www.google.st/patents/US3830448?dq=Zabiak+airplane&hl=pt-PT&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiD2uyrpoHVAhUI7xQKHR4BBWwQ6AEILTAB
 

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