Several reports have been received in the past which indicate that the
Axis forces in the Middle East use many ruses to simulate tank
attacks (see Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 12, p. 33). The
following report indicates another ingenious method.
During the attack on Benghazi in January 1942, German infantry advanced
in motor vehicles. These vehicles advanced in line, and had chains fixed
between them. These chains trailed along the ground and raised a considerable
dust. This gave the impression that a tank attack had been
launched. Volkswagen (comparable to U.S. quarter-ton vehicle) and
armored cars have also been camouflaged to simulate tanks.