** An outstandingly rare WW2 Restricted military intelligence report, every distributed copy with its own unique security number, this being 'Copy No. 256'.
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.
WW2 RESTRICTED report Copy No 256 Messerschmitt Advanced Fighter Design
CIOS Intelligence Report. XXXII-41. Combined [British/US] Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee (CIOS). July 1945.
** An examination of the P-1101, P-1106, P-1110, P-1111, P-1112 series of prototype Messerschmitt jet fighters under development in the final year of WW2.
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. 8 pages plus 5 pages of illustrations
Immaculate in original stapled card wrappers. Protected in a modern clear archival jacket. You'll never find a better copy.
The Messerschmitt P.1101 was a single-seat, single-jet, swept-wing fighter project, developed in response to the 15 July 1944 Emergency Fighter Program, which sought the second generation of jet fighters for the Third Reich.
A characteristic feature of the P.1101 prototype was that the sweep of the wings could be changed before flight, a feature further developed in later US variable-sweep aircraft such as the Bell X-5 and Grumman XF10F Jaguar.