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"Corrections" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following corrections appeared in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 47, June 1, 1944.

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No. 45, p. 5: The weight of the German 150-mm K 16 gun was incorrectly stated as 11.77 tons -- 11.98 tons is the correct figure, and the weight of the 150-mm K 18 gun should have been 14.11 rather than 13.86 tons (both U.S. weights).

No. 45, p. 33: The footnote regarding the use of the adjective rot (red) will be clarified by the following: the word rot appears frequently in German ammunition nomenclature. It appears to be applied only in instances when there is more than one gun of the same caliber, and is always applied to the more powerful ones (a gun or gun howitzer instead of a howitzer). Projectiles whose nomenclature contains the word rot have a red band above the rotating band, presumably to avoid confusion.


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