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"New German 37-mm Stick Bomb" from Tactical and Technical Trends

A report on the German hollow-charge stick bomb developed for the 37-mm antitank gun, from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 24, May 6, 1943.

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An account of this novel development in antitank gun ammunition appeared in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 19, p. 28. A drawing of this hollow-charge bomb has recently been made available and is here reproduced. Note the remarkably large air space in the bursting charge. There are two fuzes, one in the nose, which was described in the previous article, and the second below the base booster. The object of the base fuze is probably to ensure that the bomb explodes in the event of the failure of the nose fuze.

[Hollow-charge shell for 37-mm antitank gun]


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