** An outstandingly rare WW2 Secret military intelligence report, every distributed copy with its own unique security number, this being 'Copy No. 233'.
Very few examples of this classified and security-numbered report have survived. Because of the report's extreme rarity, few collectors know these documents exist; only a tiny handful actually owns one.
An 'ordinary' version of this secret CIOS intelligence report was subsequently authorised for issue. The later version was given the same title but had the HMSO name as publisher on the front cover and lacked the security classification and unique identifying security numbering.
WW2 SECRET report Copy No 233 Caproni-Campini Aircraft and Allied Developments in Italy
CIOS Intelligence Report. XII-24. Combined [British/US] Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee (CIOS). 1944.
** The CIOS secret report on the original prototype Italian Campini aircraft with a ducted airscrew or fan, and ducted exhaust, a forerunner of true jet propulsion.
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. 80 pages, 10 photographs, other illustrations, including one large folding
Very good in original stapled card wrappers. Protected in a modern clear archival jacket.
A visit was made in June 1944 by S/Ldr F.E. Pickles, attached to MAAF (Mediterranean Allied Forces) Intelligence to investigate the original Campini prototype aircraft captured at Guidonia Aerodrome, North-East of Rome.
This major report was issued in late 1944 by the then newly-established Combined Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee.
An important report on the Italian Caproni-Campini aircraft.