The Zippe Type

The Poor Man's Bomb.

This is the story of Dr Gernot Zippe a peace loving scientist who's brilliant invention has brought the world to the brink of war on several occasions.

Kidnapped by the Russians after the war the former Luftwaffe pilot was held in a camp for eleven years and forced to invent an efficient method for enriching uranium so it could be used to power a nuclear bomb.

Now aged 86 and living in southern Germany Dr Zippe talks to reporter Matthew Chapman about how he went on to develop his so called "Zippe Type" centrifuge in the West.

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20040519

The Poor Man's Bomb.

This is the story of Dr Gernot Zippe a peace loving scientist who's brilliant invention has brought the world to the brink of war on several occasions.

Kidnapped by the Russians after the war the former Luftwaffe pilot was held in a camp for eleven years and forced to invent an efficient method for enriching uranium so it could be used to power a nuclear bomb.

Now aged 86 and living in southern Germany Dr Zippe talks to reporter Matthew Chapman about how he went on to develop his so called "Zippe Type" centrifuge in the West.

20040519

The Poor Man's Bomb.

This is the story of Dr Gernot Zippe a peace loving scientist who's brilliant invention has brought the world to the brink of war on several occasions.

Kidnapped by the Russians after the war the former Luftwaffe pilot was held in a camp for eleven years and forced to invent an efficient method for enriching uranium so it could be used to power a nuclear bomb.

Now aged 86 and living in southern Germany Dr Zippe talks to reporter Matthew Chapman about how he went on to develop his so called "Zippe Type" centrifuge in the West.