To: All personnel assigned to R/D lab G47
From: Dr. Hieronymous Zinn, Senior Field Technician, Valkyrie
Subject: New testing procedures for the TI-163 Foudroyant
On October 14, Sturmkrieg Corporation acquired the TI-163
Foudroyant Condenser, which has been sent to R/D lab G47 for
testing and analysis prior to the procurement of additional
units. If the condenser proves to operate within manufacturer
specifications, it will then become a permanent addition to the
lab. Due to the important nature of a Foudroyant Condenser in
Projects Valkyrie, Thor and Tyr, information concerning the TI-
163, its operation and possible uses will be considered as pro-
prietary, and may not be discussed outside of authorized areas.
The new condenser will be evaluated and integrated into the
Valkyrie Project in three distinct phases. The first phase,
headed by Dr. Karl Stoeller, will consist of the testing of the
unit at fractional power. Priority access will be given to the
main operational computer for analysis of test results. Suspense
date for completion of this phase is November 4. Phase two,
headed by Dr. Wolfgang Krost, will be the full-power test which
will take place in the B-3 test range to reduce the possibility
of damage to other project equipment in the event of catastrophic
failure. The date for completion of this phase is tentatively
scheduled for November 11. Phase three will be the integration
of the condenser with the other project Valkyrie components which
I will be personally directing. Completion date for the entire
project is scheduled for November 15.
Procedures for use of the condenser, and safety precautions,
for all phases of the evaluation and integration of the device,
are as follows:
1) All personnel will wear protective headgear, insulated
gloves and boots, and heat resistant overgarments during phases
one and two.
2) No metal objects will be worn or carried into R/D lab
G47 or the B-3 range while testing is in progress.
3) Condenser power in phase one will be limited to 1.3 M-
Joules. In phase two, the full power test, power will be in-
creased to 17.8 M-Joules.
As the Senior Field Technician of Project Valkyrie, I have
personally assumed responsibility for the successful completion
of this project. If any personnel violate any of the above
regulations, this violation should be brought to my attention
immediately. If you have any questions about the condenser, the
technical guide is TI 1248-163; and if you have questions about
other project information in your area of responsibility, contact
me at ic #277. Remember, SPECTRE depends upon us.
> She lifted her eyes to mine, but held her tongue and caught
> her breath, then dropped to her knees, heaved her breast, and
> layed her hands at my feet: "Pull yourself together", I said.
-Dr. Zinn, from the novel