The German Commercial Air Transport Industry and Related Aeronautical Activities and Developments
CIOS Intelligence Report. XXXII-24. Combined [British/US] Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee (CIOS). 1945.
** The definitive 1945 Allied report on the German air transport industry: airline operations; air traffic control and air safety; airports and airways, airplanes; aircraft accessories; aircraft power plants; communications; navigation; meteorology.
CIOS 'Black List of targets for urgent investigation' category: Aircraft; aircraft engines; instruments and equipment
Duplicated typewritten report in English, 10 x 7.5 inches, 25 x 19 cms. 550 pages, scores of illustrations and photographs, many folding.
A very good copy in its original stapled card wrappers, Protected in a modern clear archival jacket.
An incrediby rare report; the first I have seen in over 20 years.
Weighing about 1.5 kg, the volume would benefit from being held in more substantial covers than its original wrappers.
The National Archives, Kew, describe this as a massive study of the prewar development of Lufthansa, German airports, and air traffic control, with ... [details of] a typical wartime fighter control centre and specific types of large German aircraft.