(ESTIMATED PUB DATE) ANALYSIS OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE U-2 WRECKAGE DISPLAED AT GO

Created: 5/20/1960

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of photographs ofreckage displayed at Gorki Parkhe following:

fragmentation damage to aircraft from source outsideappears to have occurred In roughly tho area of underside-aboard wing.

detemdno conclusively whether or not aircraftthe air. However, the lack of extreme damage to the enginearge part of the aircraft waa intact at time of impact.

spars do not show usual bonding and twisting cosraon to This indicates thatould have been dismantledfroa Sverdlovsk to Moscow,last affectighly stressed forces from violent maneuver after initialthe wing to separate.

appears not to have sustained fragmentation or blastis no damago apparent to engine prior to impact. Enginehave been horizontal at time of impact indicating again that thereconsiderable part of the airplane with tho engine. Examinationof engine compressor rotor stages shows that engineat most at very low rpm at time of Jjtpaot indicating thatnot nrnning and that forward velocity at time of impact was low.

identifiable parts of fuselage in photography.

determine conclusively whether or not ejection seat wascondition of soat and the fact that pressure hoses appear toattached indicates that the seat was not used.

probably used. Packing wrinkles aro out indicating load

has been applied to the parachute canopy. However, cannot tell conclusively whether the wrinklos wore removed by hanging tho parachute or through use by pilot. There is no apparent damage to pilot's personal equipment indicating that the pilot was probably out of the aircraft at the time of ispact.

determine whether or not detonator was used. Assume thatintact part labelled "Destructor unit" is the actuator and notcontainer.

If Ho evidence of fire apparent.

J. Tail section of aircraft in background appears to be intact and in relatively good condition.

ATIC does not have dotailsperationallectroniclacement of deatruot charge, or (h) type of ejection seat. If further analysis is desired we could go to Aberdeen Proving Grounds to analyze effects damago and/or to Lockheed Aircraft for details listed above. However, handling limitations of photography would have to be lifted.ay/

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