Specimens of a new type of demolition charge (see accompanying sketch) have
been captured in the Middle East. It is designed to perforate steel
cupolas in fortifications. While generally similar to the "bell" demolition
charge described in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 3, p. 22, an
important difference is that this charge has three folding legs; these are
provided to support the charge at a certain distance from the armor to be
perforated. The weight of the charge is approximately 30 pounds.
It does not appear that these charges are normally carried by divisional
engineers; they are probably held in reserve and issued for special tasks.
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