WW2 SECRET intelligence report Copy No 108: Supersonic Wind Tunnels and Static Testing of V.2. Rockets
BIOS Intelligence Report. Final report No. 192. British Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee (BIOS). 1945.
** The July 1945 report by L.G. Taffs on behalf of BIOS containing, inter-alia, details of the supersonic wind-tunnel at Kochel and the facilities for the assembly and static testing of V2 rockets at Redl Zipf.
Duplicated typewritten report in English, 10 x 7.5 inches, 25 x 19 cms. 63 pages including 26 photographs and numerous sketches.
In lovely condition, as issued, in original stapled card wrappers, protected in a modern clear archival jacket.
Germany's wartime aeronautical engineering efforts were greatly accelerated by their advances in high-speed wind-tunnel technology, an area in which they were far in advance of anything produced by the Americans. By the end of the war, Germany had at least three different supersonic wind tunnels, with one capable of Mach 4.4 (heated) airflows.
In view of the subject matter, indisputably amongst the most important of the BIOS reports. Classified as 'SECRET', quickly suppressed.
A search through COPAC and WorldCat failed to reveal a record of an example being held by any national, regional, or specialist library anywhere in the world.
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