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Henry V. Borst Collection

Creator:
Borst, Henry V.  Search this
Names:
Boeing Company  Search this
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Henry Borst and Associates  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Ames Research Center  Search this
Hoerner, Sighard F., 1906-  Search this
Lippisch, Alexander, 1894-1976  Search this
Extent:
11.99 Cubic feet ((11 record center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Research
Motion pictures (visual works)
Manuals
Correspondence
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material: 4.5 cubic feet of research material relating to the book Fluid-Dynamic Lift: Information on Lift and its Derivatives in Air and in Water, presented by Dr.-Ing. S. F. Hoerner, and co-authored by the donor, Henry V. Borst; 4.5 cubic feet of research material relating to the following book authored by the donor, The Aerodynamics of the Unconventional Air Vehicles of A. Lippisch; two cubic feet of material relating to donor's work with the Ames wind tunnel fan blades; and four films of the Curtiss-Wright X-19.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Borst graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and went to work for Curtiss-Wright's propeller division. Borst became the chief aerodynamicist for the Curtiss-Wright propeller division before he left to work for a few years at Boeing. Borst left Boeing in 1970, and from that year until 2002, he was head of Henry Borst and Associates in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Among his many significant propulsion consulting jobs was his engineering design work on the fan blades for the Ames 40 x 80 wind tunnel. Besides his consulting work, Borst wrote two books. Borst's book, Fluid-Dynamic Lift: Information on Lift and its Derivatives in Air and in Water, presented by Dr.-Ing. S. F. Hoerner, and co-authored by the donor, is considered a classic in the field. In his book, The Aerodynamics of the Unconventional Air Vehicles of A. Lippisch, Borst discusses Lippisch's contributes to basic aerodynamic theory, and to delta and tailless theories.
Provenance:
Henry V. Borst, Gift, 2002
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Wind tunnels  Search this
Propellers, Aerial -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Curtiss X-19 VTOL  Search this
Genre/Form:
Research
Motion pictures (visual works)
Manuals
Correspondence
Citation:
Henry V. Borst Collection, Accession 2002-0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0038
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg221219980-f2ef-436d-83dd-fd401a99212b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0038
Online Media:

Alexander Lippisch Photograph Collection

Creator:
Lippisch, Alexander, 1894-1976  Search this
Names:
Collins Radio Company  Search this
Messerschmitt AG  Search this
Wright Field, Ohio  Search this
Zeppeliin-Dornier  Search this
Lippisch, Alexander, 1894-1976  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Cubic feet ((2 legal document boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Drawings
Date:
[ca. 1920s-1950s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains photographs and drawings of the tailless and all-wing aircraft with which Lippisch was involved. Many of the photographs appear in Lippisch's book 'The Delta Wing: A History and Development.'
Biographical / Historical:
Alexander Lippisch (1894-1976) began his career in Aeronautics in February, 1918 when he joined the aircraft manufacturing plant of Zeppelin-Dornier in Lindau, Germany as an aerodynamicist. In 1921 Lippisch began his work on the development of sailplanes and gliders. At the same time he worked on the development of the tailless and the Delta-wing aircraft. In 1939 Lippisch joined the Messerschmitt A.G. Augsburg for the development of the ME 163 A and B. In 1943, Lippisch took over the Aeronautical Research Institute (LFW) were he developed the shape of the supersonic Delta wing. After the war, he was in custody of the Air Technical Intelligence of the U.S. Army. Lippisch was transferred to the United States where he worked at Wright Field, for the Navy, and later with Collins Radio Company. At Collins he developed a wing-less aircraft, the Aerodyne. He also started the development of another type of aircraft - the ram-wing or Aerofoil Boat.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Gertrude Lippisch, gift, 1988, 1993-0031, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Gliding and soaring  Search this
Airplanes -- Wings, Triangular  Search this
Airplanes, Tailless  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Drawings
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0031
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg25b2832b1-3005-4444-9ba4-32d507d17b0c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0031

The aerodynamics of the unconventional air vehicles of A. Lippisch / by Henry V. Borst

Author:
Borst, Henry V  Search this
Subject:
Lippisch, Alexander 1894-1976  Search this
Physical description:
284 p. in various pagings : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
1980
Topic:
Aerodynamics  Search this
Airplanes, Tailless  Search this
Call number:
TL570 .B625 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_679718

The Delta wing : history and development / Alexander Lippisch ; translated by Gertrude L. Lippisch

Author:
Lippisch, Alexander 1894-1976  Search this
Physical description:
x, 126 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1981
Topic:
Airplanes--Wings, Triangular  Search this
Call number:
TL673.T7 L5513X
TL673.T7L5513X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_142386

Gliding and sail-planing; a beginner's handbook, by F. Stamer and A. Lippisch; authorized translation by G.E. Startup and Frances Kinnear; with 84 illustrations and diagrams

Author:
Stamer, Fritz 1897-1969  Search this
Lippisch, Alexander 1894-1976  Search this
Translator:
Startup, George Emerson  Search this
Kinnear, Frances  Search this
Printer:
Bowering Press  Search this
Physical description:
5 preliminary leaves, 114 pages illustrations 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1930
[1930]
Topic:
Gliders (Aeronautics)  Search this
Call number:
TL760 .S73X 1930
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_551510

Handbuch für den Jungsegelflieger / von F. Stamer und A. Lippisch

Author:
Stamer, Fritz 1897-1969  Search this
Lippisch, Alexander 1894-1976  Search this
Physical description:
64, 64 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1930
C1930
Topic:
Aeronautics--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Call number:
TL710 .S783 1930
TL710.S783 1930
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_287715

Der bau von flugmodellen, im auftrage des Reichsverbandes deutscher lehrer zur förderung des motorlosen fluges und der Vereinigung deutscher werklehrer, von F. Stamer und A. Lippisch. Mit 72 abbildungen und 3 tafeln

Author:
Stamer, Fritz 1897-1969  Search this
Lippisch, Alexander 1894-1976  Search this
Reichsverband deutscher lehrer zur föderung des motorlosen fluges  Search this
Vereinigung deutscher werklehrer  Search this
Physical description:
74 p. illus., 3 fold. pl. (incl. diagrs.) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1927
Topic:
Airplanes--Models  Search this
Call number:
TL770 .S7 1927X
TL770.S7 1927X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_111816

Gleitflug und Gleitflugzeuge. Teil II, Bauanweisungen und Bauzeichnungen / von F. Stamer und A. Lippisch

Author:
Stamer, Fritz 1897-1969  Search this
Lippisch, Alexander 1894-1976  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1931
C1931
Topic:
Gliders (Aeronautics)--Design and construction  Search this
Call number:
TL762 .S78 1931
TL762.S78 1931
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_303823

Gleitflug und Gleitflugzeuge. Teil I, Konstruktion und praktische Flugversuche / von F. Stamer und A. Lippisch

Author:
Stamer, Fritz 1897-1969  Search this
Lippisch, Alexander 1894-1976  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1930
C1930
Topic:
Gliders (Aeronautics)  Search this
Call number:
TL762 .S78 1930
TL762.S78 1930
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_295109

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