Hans Multhopp

Engineer, Aircraft designer

1913 – 1972

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Who was Hans Multhopp?

Hans Multhopp was a German aeronautical engineer/designer. Receiving a degree from the University of Göttingen, Multhopp worked with the famous designer Kurt Tank at the Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG during World War II, and was the leader of the team responsible for the design of the Focke-Wulf Ta 183 lightweight jet fighter, which was the winner of the 1945 Emergency Fighter Competition. Emigrating to the United Kingdom after the war, he assisted in the advancement of British aeronautic science before moving to the United States, where his work for Martin Marietta on lifting bodies provided aerodynamic experience that proved instrumental in the development of the Space Shuttle.

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Born
May 17, 1913
Germany
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • University of Göttingen
Died
Oct 30, 1972
Cincinnati

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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