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"Area Burst of German AA Shells" from Tactical and Technical Trends

A short report on the area of burst of German antiaircraft shells in WWII, from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 40, December 16, 1943.

[DISCLAIMER: The following text is taken from the U.S. War Department publication Tactical and Technical Trends. As with all wartime intelligence information, data may be incomplete or inaccurate. No attempt has been made to update or correct the text. Any views or opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the website.]


The following data on the area of burst of some of the standard German antiaircraft shells have been obtained from a reliable source:

     Caliber of Shell    Burst Along Line of Flight    Burst Laterally
         20-mm                33 to 43 feet             10 to 23 feet
         37-mm                33 to 66 feet             36 feet
         88-mm                39 feet                   98 feet

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