Kurt Tank

Aerospace Engineer, Aircraft designer

1898 – 1983

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Who was Kurt Tank?

Kurt Waldemar Tank was a German aeronautical engineer and test pilot who led the design department at Focke-Wulf from 1931 to 1945. He was responsible for the creation of several important Luftwaffe aircraft of World War II, including the Fw 190 fighter aircraft, the Ta 152 fighter-interceptor and the Fw 200 Condor airliner. After the war, Tank spent two decades designing aircraft abroad, working first in Argentina and then in India, before returning to Germany in the late 1960s to work as a consultant for Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm.

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Born
Feb 24, 1898
Bydgoszcz
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Technical University of Berlin
Employment
  • Focke-Wulf
Lived in
  • Bydgoszcz
Died
Jun 5, 1983
Munich

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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