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"German Chemical Warfare Notes" from Tactical and Technical Trends

Two intelligence notes on WWII German chemical warfare capabilities, from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 24, May 6, 1943.

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a. Lung-Destroying-Smoke and Projector--Do Gerät

From an unofficial German source, it is reported that a six-barreled smoke projector has been developed using liquid air as a propellant. (See Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 10, p. 23 and No. 17, p. 39 for information on a German six-barreled rocket projector.) The smoke was described as "lung destroying" and "uncanny," and as used only under Hitler's orders.

b. Mist Screen

It is reported that a type of misty smoke screen can be put up in 2 minutes from a friction-top jar. When the top is torn off "you hear a hissing and the mist appears." Inside the screen, people can see each other perfectly, but from the outside, the fog has the appearance of a natural ground mist.


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