A report by the Combined [British/US] Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee (CIOS); June 1945
A report covering the results of an investigation carried out at Walter-Werke, Kiel, on the work done there on propulsive ducts of various designs for aviation, large guns and submarine use.
CIOS 'Black List of targets for urgent investigation' category: Jet propulsion
Duplicated typewritten report in English, 10 x 7.5 inches, 25 x 19 cms. 15 pages, 4 figures.
Very good in original stapled card wrappers.
Hellmuth Walter (1900-1980) of Walter-Werke, Kiel, was a German engineer who pioneered research into rocket engines and gas turbines.
Amongst his most noteworthy contributions were jettisonable rocket propulsion units used for a variety of Luftwaffe aircraft, and a revolutionary new propulsion system for submarines known as air-independent propulsion.
This report is complete in its own right and complements other more extensive CIOS reports from the same period on different elements of the Walter-Werke company's research.
Although the report is dated 22nd June 1945, this example was printed and issued in September 1946.
The securing for the western allies in early May 1945 of the naval research facilities at Kiel, including the Walter-Werke complex, by the British T-Force, ahead of the rapidly advancing Russian forces, was one of the intelligence coups of the war.
More information on these original WW2 CIOS and BIOS reports.
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