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Approved For Release 2005/06/06 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA001500470003-1 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT 25X1 SUBJECT East Germany/USSR Projects Concluc;t;d at Zeiss, Zavod. 393, Sorki 25X1 This Document contains information affecting the Na- tional Defense of the United States, within the mean- ing of Title 18, Sections 793 and 794, of the U.S. Code, as amended. Its transmission or revelation of its contents to or receipt by an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. The reproduction of this form is prohibited. REPORT NO. Jena, and DATE DISTR. NO. OF PAGES REQUIREMENT NO. REFERENCES THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE, THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) 25X1 1. 25X1 25X1 25X1 TV-1 SECTION, ZF SS, eT.E A a. Component parts for an. electro-mechanics fire control appar',tiis for use with fused projectiles. This was, for some unknown reason, built a* a more or less laboratory model. It possibly could have been the Condmand Set No. 45 NAVYE jAIR FBI 25X1 25X1 30 October 1953 4 25X1 ...... - -- -" "'ApproQea Fo'r'Release'20O5106'/06 : CIA-RIDP80-00810A001509A70003 - Approved For Release 2005/06/06 : CIA-RDP80-00810A001500470003-1 25X1 25X1 ?5X1 25X1 25X1 Qx .u: -2- b. Component parts for a smaller computer for use with n6n-fused projectiles. This had the type esi ation VIS-MU and was never used by the armed, oroes. e. Various component assemblies for fire control eauivment for the Navy Department. Component parts for a gyroscopically stabilised tank sight. 25X1 25X1 25X1 2 "1 Theme .was no titerruptian when the Soviets took over ZEISS, JENA. sec on, V-1 had its designation changed to KOV, (KONSTRUKTION Oder VE!S CES'.EESCH " 1 4 .> ~~ ra::,~ v.. ,. exp :r * a,# e T ~~ff a ' H 25X1 PROJECTS EN GAGED IN AT SORKI No. 14., which was pa on.e group was Walter BERMS . Gexeral . NIKOLAYEV was head of an adiacent laboratory in which no Germans 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 ..were allowed. This laboratory adjoined that of Prof. GOERLICH. t the end of December 1948, a. ermans were segregated in one part of the plant. I a. Reconstruction of part of the at Zeiss. projects. wo'k pePormed Development work on various jigs for the Soviet copy of the Leica camera ) which was being produced, at SORKI. a. Development of aerial camera shutters. Nothing new or startling in. design in evidence in these shuttgre. d. Development of a conventional ',type of drier for aerial photographic megai Ives. SECRET Approved For Release 2005/06/06 : CIA-RDP80-008fOA001500470003-1 Approved For Release 2005/06/06 : CIA-RDP80-00810A001500470003-1 SECRET 25X1 25X1 e. Construction of certain component parts. 25X1 F 25X1 25X1 '`f. Construction of the mechanleal parts of a simplified form OL fire control com uter 25X1 th s 25X1 20 . .1 o e use w ~a,n uses mm ro ct 25X1 25X1,' & 25X1 s Construction of a panorama type. of camera for trench use, No new design features were incorporated in this device.. Construction alectroni plifier for the tau-metier. 5. 25X1 the Infra-red devices under development at ZEISS, Jena during World War II. were collected and taken to SORKI 25X1 along with 'Prof. OOERLI C.H: a they were all passive devices. Machining cu ties were experienced in', 25X1 the marnuf ant-nirp of -hm rrn'9r: tf ?ner ei 1 l,rs for the tau-matcar.. 25X1 _.j,wae rumored among the Germans that they 25X1 CERTAIN ITEMS IN 6. There apparently was no lack of precision measuring instruments, They had all been Jaen from ZEISS JENA and were in good condition,. 25X1 The vacuum tubes which were used had come from Moscow. and performed fairly Satisfactorily. 25X1 The group brought their own stocks of materials from Z EISS, 7ena9 such as stainless steels, bronzes, drill rod, electrical wire, etc, A particular size of 25X1 copper wire for a lee r ca l resistance uses,,, 1Ze 0*O4 mm, in dlemetez was difficult to obtain. cio constantan or maganin low 25X1 temrPrature coefflc;1ent of electrical resistance wire, large backorders of enameled copper wire from USSR catalogs 25X1 never seemed to get delivery. 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 but was the policy of all Soviet factories to make their own eaui,o- ment, so untold man,-hours were utilized in this work Approved For Release 2005/06/06 : CIA-RDP80-00810A001500470003-1 Approved For Release 2005/06/06 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA001500470003-1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 Comments' This report jc t-norr , llv confirms the 1~nf'or- ma on ve _Jae we-i,? as presenting addil.onal ,,details. There as still no a n: a that PbS photocellaj or any other kind of photocells y are bir,in p ` iuced at Zavod 393. It can be more or less `assumed that whorever OOERLICH is :located., K'e will be associated with photocell development. It seema not unlikely that the Soviets possibly disappointed with the development of the PbS ool.l at Zavod 393, exit now allowing the GOERLICH group f little more freedom in this development program at ZEISS,j Jena+ The comment on the inability to get low temperature coefficient of resistance wire would seem to, indicate a ?posSible bottleneck in the precision resistor supply in the USSR. 25X1 25X1 SECRET Approved For Release 2005/06/06 : CIA-RDP80-008t0A001500470003-1