B.M. Cole


Gesellschaft fur Geratebau

A report by the Combined [British/US] Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee (CIOS); June 1945

A report on an experimental station for the study of electrical means for accelerating missiles.

CIOS 'Black List of targets for urgent investigation' category: Directed missiles

Duplicated typewritten report in English, 10 x 7.5 inches, 25 x 19 cms. 19 pages, including several with scientific formulae

Very good in original stapled card wrappers.

The driving principle involved was that of an electrical linear motor, the same principle which was to be used decades later in high-speed trains.

The initial German research was aimed at producing an anti-aircraft Flak gun but they hoped to develop the system to be used in other fields such as boosting the performance of their existing and future long-range rockets.

The Flak gun wae to be mounted in batteries of six firing twelve rounds per minute although it was never built. When details were discovered after the war (through this and later reports) it aroused much interest and a more detailed study was done.



More information on these original WW2 CIOS and BIOS reports.

How to order

Click on the appropriate link below to pay by normal credit/debit card through the PayPal secure server (you don't need a PayPal account).

In case of difficulty, or for more information, contact me by email or phone mentioning item UOR-2172

Price: £38 (GB pounds sterling) plus postage and insurance as below
- First class postage, fully insured, within the UK: £3
- Airmail postage, fully insured, outside the UK: £8

Payment Information Below

PayPal Acceptance Mark