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May 31, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/11/03: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007100750009-5 CLASS IF I CATI ONSECRET COLMITRY East Germany 25X1 TOPIC Soviet Motor Vehicle Repair Shop Progress in B erlin-Oberschoeneweide 25X1 EVALUATION LACE OBTAINED DATE OF CONTENT DATE OBTAINED DATE PREPARED 31 May 1955 REFERENCES PAGES 2 ENCLOSURES (NO. & TYPE) REMARKS 25X1 The following information on repair work and production in A ril 1955 was obtained from the Soviet motor vehicle repair shop "Progress in Berlin - Oberschoeneweide: 1. Repair work done included the complete overhauling of 400 engines of 25X1 various types, while the following parts and accessories were produced: ZIS-5 motor blocks 450 ZIS-5 oil pumps 600 ZIS-5 brake drums 200 ZIS-5 motor air pumps 150 Studebaker pistons 200 ZIS-5 pistons 200 Studebaker drive shafts 300 Studebaker floating axles 200 ZIS-5 drive shafts 200 2. Motor vehicles which were converted included 20 Gas-51 ambulances, 15 small buses (Pionier), 8 radio cars (Jeeps) and 6 buses. Sample specimens made from two GAS-51 included a motor repair shop truck and a bus. 3. Machine tools which were overhauled included 10 lathes, 4 grinders, 3 punching machines and 15 drilling machines. The following rail shipments were observed between 2 and 29 April: Date in April Shipment 2 through 2 cars with 24 ZIS-5 driver Ketschendorf 14 cabins, 2 cars with 120 boxes of spare parts, 1 car with 100 Studebaker drive shafts, 1 cars with ZIS-5 brake drums ri AccifirATInM SECRET Approved For Release 2008/11/03: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007100750009-5 Approved For Release 2008/11/03: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007100750009-5 SECRET I 25X1 20 1 car with ZIS-5 motor blocks Ketschendorf with heads and elbow parts, 3 cars with ZIS-5 driver cabins 26 2 cars with ZIS-5 driver cabins, 1 car with spare parts 29 1 car with ZIS-5 motor blocks, Brest Litovsk with heads and elbow parts, 2 cars with Studebaker motor blocks with heads and elbow parts, 1 car with drive shafts, 1 car with floating axles 5. Since 10 April, gasoline for motor vehicles of the installations kas been rationed. Since the monthly rate included only 380 liters 6r ZIS-5 and 210 liters per GAS-51, it was planned to convert 1 GA 5l, 1 Studebaker and 1 Chevrolet to wood-gas firing. The branches of the repair shop were lacking of material which could not be procured in time since only two Diesel Trucks were available at present. 6. The shortage of spare parts influenced the working morale of the men and ed to a state of indifference which was supported by the rumor that the Soviets would close the repair shop since the installation is located in East Berlin and not in the East Zone. Approved For Release 2008/11/03: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007100750009-5