WW II, a British focus




 

 

INVESTIGATIONS IN GERMANY
BY
TANK ARMAMENT RESEARCH,
MINISTRY OF SUPPLY

APPENDIX III       LIST OF GERMAN DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE AT TAR

(A) Reports

TAR Ref Source Subject Orig Ref & Date
X.97 Rheinmetall-Borsig Optical Time-Space Recorder H/38 (Jun43)
X.51 E. Haass Kreiselgerat Short description of a stabilising equipment with firing gyroscope for the sight of an SP gun.  
X.95 HJ Autrum, Gottingen University Paper on smallest excitations responded to by organs of sense. (May/Jun43)
X.94 H Strughold, Gottingen Speed in air-war and psychological latent periods. March 1945
X.42 Reichskrieg-ministerium Description of the Anchutz-E-remote control. Nr.1803D (1941)
X.43 Reichskrieg-ministerium Description of the Anchutz motor stabiliser with AC controlling motors for 2&3 metre range finders on box stands. Nr.1919D (1940)
X.44 J Linke, Rheinmetall-Borsig Aircraft gun mountings and mountings for guns. (20/8/45)
X.45 Rheinmetall-Borsig
(i)
K Simon Quadruple Cathodograph (24/8/45)
(ii)
Kleinschmidt 38cm assault mortar  
(iii)
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S-equipment (anti-tank gun for aircraft) (25/8/45)
(iv)
K&H Schluter Direct reading light intensity measuring instrument. (25/8/45)
(v)
K Simon Measurement of muzzle velocity in the barrel by means of magneto-electric plugs. (17/8/45)
X.48 Dr Theerman, Krupp Trials to reduce muzzle flash and smoke on firing by construction means, especially by muzzle brake. (27/8/45)
X.49   Flash suppresser  
X.50 Kleinschmidt Rheinmetall-Borsig Summary of results obtained in research on conical bores. (21/8/45)
X.53   Telephone Directory, Rheinmetall-Borsig, Dusseldorf  
X.55 Dr Braun & Herr Altner, Rheinmetall-Borsig Trials on tanks 38t and 38D with recoil-free guns. WKFU1
X.57 Mehlert Rheinmetall-Borsig Rigid gun mountings. Introduction and Part 1. (15/7/45)
X.56 Mehlert Rheinmetall-Borsig Rigid gun mountings. Part 2 Proposed developments. (30/7/45)
X.96 HJ Autrum & H Strughold, Gottingen Reaction time and light intensity of the stimulus. March 1945

(B) Drawings

TAR No. Subject Orig Ref.
2769/1 SIGHT-LINE STABILISING SYSTEM – PERSPECTIVE E Haass, Kreiselgerat
2769/2 SIGHT-LINE STABILISING SYSTEM – SCHEMATIC E Haass, Kreiselgerat
2769/3 Sight-line Stabilising System – Dimensioned E Haass, Kreiselgerat
2770 Muzzle brake – 8.8cm ZBSK 2616
2771 Welding jig for muzzle brake 1504
2772 Welding jig for muzzle brake 1504
2773 Muzzle brake – Pak 40 ZBSK 25580
2774/1 Gunner’s X10 periscope sight 127-2039. 001B12
2774/2 Gunner’s X10 periscope sight 127-2039. 001B11
2775 Commander’s observation periscope. (Steinheil, Munich) OG 054SK2
2776 Binocular telescope 25x105. (Schneider, Gottingen) Te 4c 6.01
2777 Unit power telescope 90 degs apparent field. (Steinheil, Munich) OG-19c Ausf A
2778/1 Muzzle brake (sub assembly). Rheinmetall-Borsig 5-1020.001-5006(1)
2778/2 Muzzle brake. Rheinmetall-Borsig 5-1020.001-5005
2779 Muzzle brake body. Rheinmetall-Borsig 5B3201-75
2780 Muzzle brake (sub assembly). Rheinmetall-Borsig 5-1020.001-5007(1)

(C) List of Reports to be sent to TAR.

Reinmetall-Borsig, Unterluss (Dr Braun) Special reports being prepared for T.A.R.

  1. Results and data referring to performance of the 38cm mortar on Tiger.
  2. Description of condenser type time meter.
  3. Muzzle-velocity measurements made in the barrel.
  4. Cathodograph.
  5. Muzzle-brakes.
  6. High speed camera.
  7. Flash measurements.

T Force, Unterluss has been asked to collect and forward reports to T.A.R.

Phonix Werke, Eutin.

  1. Report by Dr Pistor on Z-U system.
  2. Report by Dr Beyerle on the theory of dynamical stabilisation.

These reports to be sent by firm to T Force, Plon, for evacuation to T.A.R.

Krupp, Essen.

Report being prepared by Dr Theerman on development of muzzle brakes.

G(T) and C.W. – Group 2 – asked to arrange evacuation.

Anschutz, Kiel.

Drawings of scheme to stabilise in a tank a 2cm gun, together with a report being prepared bye Ing. Bode.

To be evacuated through T Force Kiel.

Krupp, Meppen

Some old shooting records (c.1937) taken to G(T) and CW at HQ BAOR for transmission to BIOS, Group 2, Exploiting Centre, Halstead Place, Knockholt, Kent.