File Title Germany: Air Ministry Scientific Intelligence, May 1940
Reference FO 1093/216
Date 31 May 1940 - 4 June 1940
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013


A file of intelligence reports from May 1940 on German air warfare technology. The reports discuss a number of reported German innovations, including the specifications and capabilities of the Heinkel 177 bomber; German radar and radio navigation technology; rocket- and jet-propulsion experiments; new varieties of high-explosive and incendiary bombs; magnetic mines and mine-sweeping; use of gliders to capture Belgian army defence; and self-sealing fuel tanks.

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