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"German Steel Invasion Barges" from Tactical and Technical Trends

This brief report on German invasion barges originally appeared in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 1, June 18, 1942.

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The following is a description, received from Finland, of German steel invasion barges. They are 20 feet wide and 90 feet long, with flat sloping bow to enable them to run up on the beach. Compartments for personnel and tanks are completely housed and on either side of the steel deckhouse there are two exit ports. Guns and vehicles are taken on and off by means of a ramp in the bow.

(M/A, Helsinki.)


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