[Lone Sentry: WWII Tactical and Technical Trends]
[Lone Sentry: Photos, Articles, and Research on the European Theater in World War II]
Photos, Articles, & Research on the European Theater in World War II
Home Page | Site Map | What's New | Intel Articles by Subject

"Magnetic AT Hollow Charge" from Tactical and Technical Trends

A brief report on German magnetic hollow charge antitank weapons, from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 36, October 21, 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.]


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 being thrown.


[Back] Back to Articles by Subject | Intel Bulletin by Issue | T&TT by Issue | Home Page


Web LoneSentry.com