** An outstandingly rare WW2 Restricted military intelligence report, every distributed copy with its own unique security number, this being 'Copy No. 317'.
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 317 The War-time Activities of Dr. Ing H.C.F. Porsche, K.G.
CIOS Intelligence Report. XXXII-122. Combined [British/US] Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee (CIOS). June 1945.
** A lovely original example of the incredibly rare 1945 425 page 1.7 kg (3.7 lbs) CIOS report on Dr. Porsche and the Porsche organisation.
CIOS 'Black List of targets for urgent investigation' category: Armoured fighting vehiccles
Duplicated typewritten report in English, 10 x 7.5 inches, 25 x 19 cms. 425 pages, folding charts, diagrams, and photographs throughout. Orig stiff printed boards binding, cloth spine.
A magnificent example of this rare work, virtually untouched since its restricted issue in 1945. Few copies will have survived in this condition.
Coverage of Porsche products is wide-ranging, from tanks to tractors. However, the report is a major source of information on the specification and equipment of Porsche's enormous 185-ton tank Maus of which just 3 examples were built.