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"12-Kilogram German Antipersonnel Bomb" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following brief report on WWII Luftwaffe antipersonnel bomb was originally printed in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 5, August 13, 1942.

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There are apparently two types of the German 12-kg. (26.4-lb.) antipersonnel bomb. One has walls of solid steel. The other has two concentric containers, each 0.1 in. thick; the intervening space is filled with steel pellets embedded in concrete. The inner container is coned at the base and the outer one closed by a base plate.


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