Information recently obtained reveals that the German magnetic antitank
hollow charge, Haft-Hohlladung 3 kg (6.6 lbs), is now being used in two types, one
fitted with a 7-second delay igniter and the other fitted with a 4.5-second delay
igniter. The latter type was described in detail in Tactical and Technical Trends,
No. 23, p. 3.
The two types can be identified by the colors of the igniter-caps, the old
type being painted blue while the new, 7-second type is yellow.
According to a German document on the destruction of tanks at close
quarters, this charge is apparently placed on the tank; there is no mention of its