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"German Grenade Fired by Signal Pistol" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following brief report on the German hollow-charge grenade fired by signal pistol was originally printed in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 5, August 13, 1942.

[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.]


It is believed that the German hollow-charge armor-piercing grenade, which is usually fired from a rifle, can also be fired from a signal pistol. This belief is based on captured documents which have established the existence of attachments for firing grenades from these pistols.


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