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"New German Antipersonnel Bomb" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following intelligence report on a new type of German antipersonnel bomb was originally published in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 18, Feb. 11, 1943.

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A new type of antipersonnel bomb, weighing from 2 to 3 pounds when filled and complete with fuze, is reported to have been recovered in the Mediterranean area and is shown in the accompanying sketch. It
   [New German Antipersonnel Bomb]
is presumably German, since the bomb casing is very similar to the 50-mm mortar bomb.

The following details are available:

Length of body    4 1/4 in
Maximum diameter of body2 in
Diameter of body at nose1 3/8 in
Diameter of body at tail1 in
Over-all length with fuze6 3/4 in
Length of tail1 1/4 in
Diameter of tail2 in
Number of fins in tail8
Nature of fillingTNT
Bomb and tail paintedyellow

The fuze is a one-piece aluminium fuze screwing into the nose and appears to be of the mechanical impact type.


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