Dr. Konrad at DVK

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Dr. Konrad at DVK

Post by T. A. Gardner » 19 Feb 2020 22:07

I'm looking for more information on a Dr. Konrad (sometimes spelled Conrad) who worked at the DVK for the RLM and / or at Rheinmetall-Borsig designing rocket motors. He did designs used on the Feuerlille, Enzian, and Rheintochter missiles among others. Anyone have more on this individual?

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Re: Dr. Konrad at DVK

Post by Dieter Zinke » 20 Feb 2020 10:43

Unter Dr. Konrad wurde in Peenemünde 1944 aus dem Raketenjäger Me 163, ein unbenanntes, ferngesteuertes Flugabwehrraketengeschoss entwickelt
- source: http://peters-ada.de/raketen_45.htm
Of the sixty Enzian which were built, thirty-eight were flight tested, with tests beginning in early May 1944. From the beginning, the Walter RI-203 was plainly underpowered, giving a maximum speed of 780 feet per second and maximum ceiling of only 23,000 feet. The design called for an estimated ceiling of 52,000 feet. Walter's 109-739 was still experiencing testing difficulties and was not near completion, so in the Summer of 1944, an order was placed with Dr. Konrad of the Berlin Technical School for an alternative rocket motor. Konrad was working on testing a motor for Rheintochter R3 and was asked to adapt this for use in Enzian
- source: http://www.walterwerke.co.uk/missiles/enzian2.htm
Aus diesem Grund sollte bei der „Enzian“ der Antrieb der „Rheintochter (R3)“ zum Einbau gelangen. Ferner war an den Einbau des Conrad-Antriebes gedacht, der von Professor Conrad von der TH Berlin entwickelt worden war. Ein erster Probelauf wurde im Januar 1945 erwartet, konnte aber nicht eingehalten werden
- source: https://archive.org/stream/WaffenArsena ... 7_djvu.txt
The F55 "Feuerlilie", which was designed for supersonic speeds, was a tailless design, with the wings also mounted in a mid-fuselage position, and moved to the extreme rear of the missile. Small fins were located on the wing tips. The power was to be supplied by a liquid-propellant rocket motor which was to use R-Stoff and S-Stoff to produce a thrust of 6350 kg (13970 lbs) for seven seconds. This rocket engine was designed by Dr. Conrad of the DVK
- source: http://www.luft46.com/missile/rheinf55.html

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Re: Dr. Konrad at DVK

Post by T. A. Gardner » 28 Feb 2020 04:07

What I'd really like is this guy's first name. Anybody?

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