Kurt Tank

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Birthday
24, 1898
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 5, 1983 (85)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
24, 1898
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 5, 1983 (85)

About

German aircraft designer and test pilot who developed the Luftwaffe's World War II mainstay, the Focke-Wuld 190.

Before Fame

He designed flying boats in the years between the two World Wars.

Trivia

Some 20,000 of his FW-190 fighters were produced during the war years.

Family Life

His grandfather was a sergeant in the German cavalry.

Associated With

Ferdinand Porsche was another German engineer whose motors powered German war tanks during World War II.