Talk:Alexander Lippisch

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The categories are not over-broad. I have modelled them on the categories used in this page for Wernher von Braun, please take a look.


I understand he is a pioneer in aerodynamics by the text but accordingly, the text says everything he ever did failed or was eventually ignored by private and public sectors. And it looks like nothing he invented really did anything for the aviation industry (ie his theories were not built upon). So why is he notable? .:DavuMaya:. 16:35, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Ummm, because he pioneered the delta wing and ran lengthy studies that demonstrated it's suitability for supersonic flight that led to it being a major wing planform to this day, over 50 years later? I don't understand what you mean about "nothing he invented really did anything for the aviation industry". "What he did" was directly responsible for the B-58, F-92/102/106, and indirectly responsible for every other supersonic delta built by the US, UK, France, USSR, Canada, Israel, India and other's I'm sure I've forgotten. Does the article really imply otherwise? If so, it apparently needs a major cleanup. 14:10, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
He falls well within the definitions of notable (if porn stars can have Wikipedia pages, I think a famous aircraft designer can). The article probably exaggerates his influence on the Convair XP-92. DonPMitchell (talk) 00:00, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

War Criminal??[edit]

Where is the evidence of this? It is not even mentioned in the text of him even being investigated. This sounds like propaganda to slur his name. I have removed this clause. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:06, 15 July 2011 (UTC)


This was the Lippisch design produced in the greatest numbers; enormous numbers of pilots learned to fly on it, a fair number were hurt or killed by it and copies and variants appeared world wide, possibly built in greater numbers than any other aircraft (discuss, with refs). Simple, unsexy but very influential.TSRL (talk) 23:37, 18 November 2015 (UTC)