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Hellmuth Walter Kommanditgesellschaft (HWK)

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Model Military Number Name
1943 HWK 509    
Professor Hellmuth Walter experimented with torpedoes driven by hydrogen peroxide before beginning to design rocket engines for aircraft in 1935.  Founded in the same year, the Hellmuth Walter Kommanditgesellshaft (HWK) developed and built rocket assisted take-off engines before developing engines for rocket-powered interceptor aircraft. 


1935: HWK is founded to design rocket engines for aircraft.

1945: The end of World War II ends HWK.


page updated 23 August 2003



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