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"Smoke Generators -- German 8-Wheeled Armored Car" from Tactical and Technical Trends

A short WWII intelligence report on smoke dischargers fitted to German 8-wheeled armored cars, from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 40, December 16, 1943.

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A German eight-wheeled armored car (see Tactical and Technical Trends No. 32, p. 8) recently examined was equipped with two smoke generators. The discharger cups were fitted to either side of the turret on brackets, pointing forward, upwards and outward. In the bottom of each cup was fixed the bolt of a standard German carbine, controlled by a cable and trigger mechanism from inside the car. A blank cartridge projected the smoke generator, which, from the dimensions of the cup -- 6 inches in length and 3.61 inches internal diameter -- was the standard German Nb.K. (Nebel Kerze--smoke candle) 39.


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