posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 10:35 PM
Richter gained his doctorate at the university of Prague in 1935, but then left the research field he had written his thesis upon (emission of delta
waves from the ground) and began research on plasma pinches. From December 1942, the SS invited him to work upon the topic at an institute south of
Prague whose focus was the development of nuclear warheads.
After the war Kurt Tank (aka Pedro Matthies) invited him to continue nuclear research at the Institute of Aviation Research at Cordoba in northern
Argentina. where he and Tank were developing an ion engine powered version of the indigenous Pulqui jet fighter. This was also an extension of wartime
work in Germany on a nuclear powered fighter aircraft with an engine equivalent in thrust to a 30,000lb jet engine. The Nazis flew a prototype in
General Juan Peron also had a desire to develop nuclear weapons, but Richter's research area was plasma pinches and his experiments seem directed at
Originally Richter joined with a large community of Nazis in exile at Cordoba whose efforts were to resurrect a particle accelerator which had been
smuggled out of Germany in May 1945 according to a an intelligence report of the Argentine Ministry of Economic Development which had been
declassified in 1993.
The nuclear laboratory at Cordoba appears to have been attacked and destroyed by an MI6 operation in 1947. It is due to this attack that the project
was relocated to a remote research centre built at an island in Lake Nahuel Huapei. I attach a diagram of that laboratory which in fact was only a
proof of concept reseach laboratory
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