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.
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