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"Use of Hawkins Grenades" from Tactical and Technical Trends

A WWII report on the effect of British No. 75 Hawkins grenades on the tracks of the Panzer III is reproduced below from the October 1943 issue of Tactical and Technical Trends.

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Tests conducted by the 50th Division engineers have shown that it is necessary to use two of the British No. 75 Hawkins grenades, one on top of the other with one right side up, to sever the track of the Mark III German tank.

During the tests, many of these grenades failed to explode when safety fuze detonators were used.


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