Document Type: 
Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST): 
Release Decision: 
Original Classification: 
Document Page Count: 
Document Creation Date: 
November 16, 2016
Document Release Date: 
April 17, 2000
Sequence Number: 
Case Number: 
Publication Date: 
July 21, 1949
Content Type: 
PDF icon CIA-RDP82-00457R003000040010-7.pdf89.78 KB
i .. U: I ION aff 25X1 A Approved For R0'9Ai21 LQ.5 Thc8C FRVP82-004 . INFORMATION CD HO. 'Y OUNTRY Switzerland SUB=.I'=0 S 25X1 PLACE ACQUIR Swiss Army Jet Planes 25X1A DATE OF INFO. 25X1X SOURCE CONFIDENTIAL T UJ cc DATE DISTR. 21 fide, 49 NO. OF PAGES I NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO The firer of Sulzer Brothers, Winterthur, has been constructing both the bodies and engines for the now jet aircraft to be used by the Swiss Army. Construction on the plane bodies is far ahead of engine construction, and a nardmur of six completed bo:Jies is expected to be shippod shortly to the Swiss Arrrr airfield at Em en. In order to test those bodies while delivery of the engines from Sulzer is # ^3ng a sited, Amy rrn ;ineers at Erir,en have orderid six or more I-?anba jet en- gines from Armstrong`-Sidletr in Enf!land. In order to use these T?artba engines in the bodies of the new jet plans, basic transformation of these engines has already been planned and designed by the Enmen staff. `'ince the Mamba engine is a r as--turbine driving a propollur, the propellers will be removed an tell as the gearing, and a different gearing will be adapted to the engine driving a multi--stage ducted fang Gearing and multi-stage fan are being constructed h,r sub-contractors according to plans devised by the Ervin staff Y 25X1 A Tor etat t This is rather unusual inasmuch as. the I rlba engine is a turbo-prop engine and would not be considered efficient If modified as described hereby reraded.ri i s -rhls document CONFIDENTIAL. in accordant frornh the ber '5978 t o letter of 16 Oc of Central intelligence to the Director ist of the United States. Archiv Next Review Date: 2008 do" CONFIDENTIAL _ CLASSIFICATION > . STATE tanvv _ Ns a _ 151STF21BUT'iON Approved For Release 2000/05/18 : CIA-RDP82-00457R003000040010-7