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"Ordnance" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following comments on British, U.S., and German ordnance is taken from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 1, June 18, 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.]



The pull-through thong has been substituted by the British for the cleaning rod used for the Thompson submachine gun.

(M/A Cable, London.)


It is essential that modifications of barrel reams to the chamber of calibre 50 machine gun barrels be accomplished before departure, or that notification to contrary be given.

The arrival in Hawaii of transient planes without roll tool armorers is seriously depleting local stocks of items which roll tool armorers carry.

(Fort Shafter, J-24)


It is reported that the Germans have manufactured a new long range flame thrower utilizing a powder containing aluminum.

(Fort Shafter, J-24.)


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