Ferdinand Brandner

Ferdinand Brandner ( born November 17 1903 in Vienna, † December 20, 1986 in Salzburg ) was an Austrian engine designer.

Brandner studied in Vienna. At the beginning of his professional career, he designed diesel engines for locomotives. In the period 1937-1945 he was a design engineer at the Junkers works to the war with the rank of SS Colonel. He constructed large aircraft engines, including the Jumo 222 He was also instrumental in that Flugmotorenwerke Ostmark were built in Wiener Neudorf.

He was deported in 1946 in the Soviet Union, where he led the development of engines like the Kuznetsov NK -12, a turboprop engine with Koaxialpropellern. It is still the most powerful turboprop engine, used as driving heavy bomber Tu- 95 and the transport plane An- 22nd

September 24, 1957 to April 30, 1958 Brandner was to be as Managing Director of BMW Triebwerkbau GmbH under contract, without ever acted for the company. From 1960 to 1969 he was employed in Egypt with the development and construction of the jet engine for the E-300, designed by Messerschmitt jet Helwan HA -300. Beginning of the 1970s he was in Beijing as a visiting professor for engine construction.