This report, produced by the Combined Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee (CIOS) in 1944 – 1945, is one of a series of over 700 published accounts of specific German scientific, medical, and technological developments during World War II. This volume concerns Germany’s high frequency research and development, including cathode-ray tubes, television used by the military, and anti-submarine devices. This, like most reports in the series, is based on detailed interviews with German scientists, doctors, technicians, or other officials. The majority of the reports concern industrial processes and technological developments related to the German war effort. The development and production of aluminium, steel, fuels, ordnance, ammunition, tanks and other vehicles, chemical warfare, optical equipment, and pharmaceuticals all provide examples of these subjects.
Luftwaffe-related topics include aviation medicine, aircraft maintenance, high-speed airplane design and development, and engine design and development. “The German Commercial Air Transport Industry and Related Aeronautical Activities and Developments” constitutes a massive study of the pre-war development of Lufthansa, German airports, and air traffic control, with specialized features on a typical wartime fighter control centre and specific types of large German aircraft.
Most German Navy reports pertain to U-Boats, including studies of the Type XXI submarine, the rotary wing kite used by some U-Boats, submarine pens in France, and sound absorbent coatings for U-Boats.
INSTITUTES OF THE BEVOLLMAECHTIGHTER FUER HOCHFREQUENZ-FORSCHUNG CIOS: Items 1 and 7 Radar and Signals Communication (Plenipotentiary For High Frequency Research)
One of a series of 700 reports produced by the Combined Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee in 1944-45 on the German war machine found at the end of World War Two, this typescript volume details Nazi High Frequency research in such fields as the military use of television, cathode tube rays, and submarine detection.