Document Type: 
Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST): 
Release Decision: 
Original Classification: 
Document Page Count: 
Document Creation Date: 
December 28, 2016
Document Release Date: 
October 31, 2001
Sequence Number: 
Case Number: 
Publication Date: 
February 1, 1957
Content Type: 
PDF icon CIA-RDP78T05166A000200010024-6.pdf242.37 KB
J U 0 L L r_ LI LI u j J U 111 roved For Release 2 2/01/02: CIA-RDP78T05166A00 No. Pages : 1 UP COPY NO.: 11 ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE MEMORANDUM MIELEC AIRCRAFT FACTORY MIELEC, POLAND CIA/RR-E IM-T I -57 I February 1957 WARNING: HANDLE VIA TALENT CONTROL CHANNELS ONLY CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY This document contains information usable only within the TALENT CONTROL SYSTEM. It is to be seen on a MUST-KNOW BASIS ONLY BY PERSONNEL ESPECIALLY INDOC- TRINATED AND AUTHORIZED. Reproduction is prohibited unless approved by the originator. Declass Review by ~~ rovecN4MD01/02 : CIA-RDP78T05166A--~~--nn 0~0'9~R000&rT Approved For Release 2002/01/02 : CIA-RDP78TO5166A000200010024-6 WARNING This material contains information affecting the National Defense of the United States within the meaning of the espionage laws, Title 18, USC, Sees. 793 and 794, the trans- mission or revelation of which in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. J J J J Approved For Release 2002/01/02 : CIA-RDP78TO5166A000200010024-6 Approved For Release 2'r 1 ROHM5166A000200010024-6 MIELFC, POLAND CIA/RR.EIM-T1-57 1 February 1957 Approved For Release 200 1~tt --R~h ~5166A000200010024-6 TOP RET Approved For Release 2002/01/ffPl8 Lubeck 0 A_U -S T R r LEC1 Oradea Cluj Turnu Sever in A Galati Rostock 15 BALTIC SEA 'St tin (Szcz Breslau ifrocraw) BELGRADE Y U G O S L A V I A TIRAtE0 Brest Mi elec Stalin (Varna) SEA urges 2 _ /~ _ )stal Th. uorted State, Gove.e,o doe..oe ..coge;a. the Ode.-Neiss. ho. a. the d.fiN6v. Pali.h-G.~m.n o.oda.y, . , does a mg.fze A. i co.por. of Lith.a into the Sov . Union. Some of eh. other he. de. as show a.. e.t ally ooogo,o,d by the Uoivd Stares Govemm.ee. Baia 1:10.000,000 0 100 200 300 0 100 200 300 400 Kilometers The European Soviet Satellites Approved For Release 20 jtMffDt78TO5166AO00200010024-6 NESS TOP SECRET CHESS Approved For Release 2002/01/02 : CIA-RDP78TO5166A000200010024-6 CIA/RR.EIth T1-57 MIETOC, POLAND The aircraft plant at Mielec in southeast Poland is one of the major satellite aircrat--.Lroduction facilities. This plant is currently engaged in production of Fagot (MEG--]5) aircraft and is the only plant 1 producing combat aircraft in Poland. TALENT photography shows that the 2 Mielec plant has been considerably enlarged since World War II. The covered floor space of the plant is now approximately 1,509,000 square feet which is approximately 3 times the World War II floor space of 505,000 square feet' The Mielec plant now comprises 63 percent of the covered floor area of the Polish aircraft industry. .,A total of 25 new buildings has been constructed at Mielec since The new assembly 25X1 D buildings are modern in design: and are the equal of any of the aircraft assembly buildings seen in the Soviet aircraft plants. The runway of the ,adjoining airfield has been extended and now measures 200 feet by 7900 feet. The runway is now capable of handling aircraft as large as the Bison and Badger aircraft. The Mielec plant is now large enough to produce aircraft of the size o'f the Badger. Prior to the TALENT photography, the size of the Mielec plant ;mss not known. Based on interpretation of Word War II aerial photography, the plant area was 505,000 square feet Reports were received that in25X1 D _two building construction cranes were in operation in the factory area. However, no estimate of the floor area added could be made until M when 25X1 D Approved For Release 2002/01/02 : CIA-RDP78TO5166A000200010024-6 TOP SECRET CHESS TOP SECRET CHESS Approved For Release 2002/01/02 : CIA-RDP78TO5166A000200010024-6 a study made mound p to graphs taken between From tce Stud' of these photographs, Bch did not give complete cover ge of trA. plant, the estimate of the covered 'dl floor area was raised to 1,027, 000 square feet m This estimate approximately 32 percent . as later shown by TALENT tre may photography. The significance of this difference in floor area be shovn by cc aring the .production capability of the plant -based on the two estimates of floor area. Using to cu rent shift ratio and work week, 600 Fagots could produced in 24 months after start of product .on in a plant having 1,027,000 square feet. In the same length of time, a plant having 1,509,00L) square feet could produce 1000 Fagots. The two most significant conclusions to be -derived from the T " . photography of t hp Mielec aircraft plant are as follows 1. e l4ie.lec plant is large enough to produce airs t as large as the Badger, , 2s The two-year production capability of the elegy plant is approx- tei 67 percent greater than had been estimated 25X1 D Approved For Release 2002/01/02 : CIA-RDP78TO5166A000200010024-6 TOP SECRET CHESS TOP SECRET CHESS Approved For Release 2002/01/02 : CIA-RDP78TO5166A000200010024-6 SOURC ES PR 26, P*?od.{wv tion o Aii!,n;ra, in oiaean Sate ite ;, 25 Nov. 55, SWRET U IRR A -56, Melee Aia?c? t = cto '., e1e , , 30 Nov- "56, P arRm cuss 31 id l Did cm cIA/c '/'? 8, Kie = ee a Poland Aixrxr-. Fa,to , 2k Oct- "514712 SCI 7/ Did Approved For Release 200 2 : 7I,8T OV~ ~f 90200010024-6 TOP SE-02/01/02 : CIA-RDP78T05166A000200010024-6 t r-j~ 1 L 0