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, 50X1-HUM Declassified in Part- Sanitized Copy Approved forRelease2012/10/02 : CIA-RDP82-00457R008300490006-5 ; - :31Loa RAL IrELUoENcE AGENCY REPORT ' r4 A T1 0 NI 11 E.. PORT Ct) 10 Nov 51 Tank ..eorks at C;helyabiask INCI. O AGCS 2 1114FL- - NO OF ENCLS, (LISTED ELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. 50X1-HUM T nr)-?t 7....t3trz.cAtytt p?Altdcafit ttgaluttsr. 1,:n1,413 P..rg :11K40:11111 or UV: 35PketInetl ACV tiD . 14de."4,49:0 MAZIOUHTXV Qreg'SVilltKrt ro; Mit.stirilic)42r.441) VolThf..105.4 : , ? - ,7.13 Fair.5 VAIIMA"10. THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION 50X1-HUM and_-:,m1.: works la located a few kiloreters soUth of Chelyabinsk rwaaliorg the east side of the Taain road leadin,.; *Jouth from the o,n. road is known as Leninalzaya:Ulitea in Lao of tae todn, 50X1-HUM abicA consist:5ot plants producing. tractors ana talks, a steel 'k.;:tv.ry no roi1in4 mills, and an electrie plant, aas constructed before the ,I1Jsr a p.ri],sc. of year, under the development plan for tho mineral and ara of Chelyabinsk The 'works is known as the Che/yabinsk Tractor ,ccA CbolTJ.biaski Traktotny Zavodl, becauee it was orizinally built as 3Gh aCO. -cractors are subobeed to be the main, product, The tr-otor plant is to 1.a.q.a Lq,oen built first The tank plant was joined on to it shortly. ,,r6f0 or derin the war? The rollin4 .tolas were built about the same time tht; tanx ant. T1.1 ilefAcrisst cat.?Irpillar tractors were constructed in the tractor plant. 1k-y- was amcan ano German O or cent of the work was on the conveyor 4,y1,tem, InJormant heard that rodern tanks were manufactured in the ?lant situa;ed south of the tractor plant. Ore was treated in blast and Oarnaces at the steel 1'oun6ry and rollin mills, situated south of -cljoihing tho tank blunt, The number of furnaces was not known. In tb '.ru,otor ',,M,ut nearly 15,000 workers were on'1oyed iuc.n, oviA prisoners, anti German P.s, in the tank p1an4 0v1,Jt civilian ,:orkJra ni ',rilcnors, but no German P.4s. were.amployea Ui =4?,r,;brs in Lac steel mills was not knoorn It 44'3 0,Uu TLLAt C/Iti olurks a'i aoca.; ;50,000 workers in three shifts, ICt! TION s CONFIDENTIAL !WPAN ?\ I INSRB I I DISTRiBUTION i)(fAw FBI : 50X1-HUM Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2012/10/02 : CIA-RDP82-00457R008300490006-5 Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2012/10/02 : CIA-RDP82-00457R008300490006-5 szo,n/co NTRO L.-IL S. OFFICIALS ONLY quaRAL INTELLIGENCE l's.GENCY. Source of Raw Materials - 50X1 -HUM Metale of various kinds and shapes were received by the traotor plant from the steel foundry and rolling mills, Ore foethe blast eurnaces was received from the Chelyabinsk area. Coal for the electric prant came from a coal mine ahout 30 kilometers from Chelyabinsk. Its name and direction were not known, It Was known, however? that this mine had 46 shafts and that the coal was at A ureet depth uaderground, It was not of good quality but was plentiful, c?wing to dampnese,work in this Mina:was rubber suits, Information obout the coal mine came from mfp who had worked there. curJty Measures The traotor plant itself, and as far as the eye could see beyond it, was eoerounded by a high fence. Watchtowers Were situated outside the works at interstale of about 200 meters. Inside the,works and at the entrances there westeivilian guards. Workers passee were exam _ned, Supervision of the Soviet prisoners and the German FWs was carried out by military guards0 sayout of Worka eread out over an area of more thah 20 (square ?) kilometer 50X1 -HUM t1.7 works aad thus prevented \the buildisigs and workshops were unusually large Et wider view - . Details are as follows _ ?50X1 -HUM r) , Tractor Plant?Approximately 3 km long by 2 km al:de. 1-5 on eketoh are very.long, two-storied bribKualldino. 1 end were used iv,' the administration offices of thiltractor plent. 50X1 -HUM were reinfored concrete shops, averaging ZOO meters In Igth and about 15-20 meters highs' They were used for the most part for the rseembly of traotors on conVeyor belts. South of these shops there were many other buildings which could not be identified, 50X1 -HUM is the approximate,. sit of the electric plantl,which may ee been about 300 meters iongS i. Tenk Factory? extends over an area of 2,x 2 kilometers. Steel Foundry, RoUing Wills and Illaet, Furnace', . d, Running along the western and eastern sides of the works there were eeveral Soviet gauge railway lines which branched off into the works.. There were stopping places and long ramps. Besidet smaller roads, one or Seo main roads ran through the tractor plant from north to south which so,!parently coemeoted the different plants. The impression which may h50X1 -HUM_ geined that all the plants are rectilinear is not correct. SiSCRET/cONTHDL-U.S. OFFICIALS ONLY Declassified in in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2012/10/02 : CIA-RDP82-00457R008300490006-5