Hans Joachim Pabst von Ohain (born December 14, 1911 in Dessau, † 13 March 1998 in Melbourne, Florida) is next to Frank Whittle the father of the jet engine, known popularly as jet engine. Hans Pabst von Ohain Ph.D. 1935, University of Göttingen in physics and aerodynamics.
At an early age, Hans Pabst von Ohain dealt with the vision of a jet engine and tinkered in his garage as a first model. In 1936, he has already filed a patent on it. Finally, he managed to convince the entrepreneur Ernst Heinkel about his idea, and find in him a supporter of the project. From 1938 Hans Pabst von Ohain developed with his team in the Ernst Heinkel Aircraft Works, a liquid fuel jet engine, known as the Heinkel HeS 3b, while in parallel it was a well-tailored aircraft designed and built – the Heinkel He 178th After several delays occurred on 27 August 1939, finally the first flight of the He 178 in Rostock-Marie married with test pilot Captain Eric Warsitz at the controls. It was the world’s first flight of an aircraft strahl-/düsengetriebenen.
1947 Hans Pabst von Ohain was – as part of Operation Overcast – by the Americans, as do many other German military engineers with relevant technical inventions in the United States. He first worked for the U.S. Air Force and has helped them develop their own jets. In 1956, Pabst von Ohain director of the Air Force Aeronautical Research Laboratory, 1975, he was promoted to chief designer of the Aero Propulsion Laboratory.
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