Tactical and Technical Trends #12

The U.S. military intelligence articles from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 12, November 1942 have been added to the main website:

German Aircraft Cannons  ◊  The German Rescue Buoy  ◊  Antiaircraft Defense of Motor Columns on the March  ◊  Japanese Antiaircraft Guns  ◊  Italian 90-mm Multipurpose Gun  ◊  Soviet Antitank Defense  ◊  Armor Penetration of German Antitank Guns  ◊  German Schwere Wurfgerät 40  ◊  German 105-mm Gun  ◊  305-mm Skoda Coast Defense Gun  ◊  210-mm German and Italian Howitzers  ◊  German Self-Propelled 150-mm Howitzer  ◊  Japanese Incendiary Bombs  ◊  Nitrogen Mustard Gases  ◊  Demolition Charge for 20-mm AA/AT Gun  ◊  Winter Fighting in Russia  ◊  German Tactics in the Final Phases at Kharkov  ◊  Crew and Communications of German Mark IV Tank  ◊  Security Measures of a German Armored Division  ◊  Enemy Practices Used in Interrogating Prisoners of War  ◊  Italian Measures for Concealing a Withdrawal  ◊  Operations of the German Tank Recovery Platoon  ◊  Propeller-Driven Sleds  ◊  Report of Italian Pilot on “Crows Feet”  ◊  Markings on German Motor-Maintenance Vehicles  ◊  German Methods Against Russian Winter Conditions  ◊  Katakana (Phonetic Japanese) Used in Communications

 

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2 comments to Tactical and Technical Trends #12

  • PaK

    Great Eastern Front articles. Thanx for putting up.

  • red

    Good find on the markings:

    The above-mentioned order was captured from a German reconnaissance unit operating in North Africa and reads as follows:

    “It is forbidden to mark gasoline and oil supply trucks with distinctive yellow or black-white-red disks, and these must be removed. Enemy aircraft can destroy easily recognizable gasoline and oil supply vehicles with incendiary ammunition. Gasoline supply trucks and gasoline-and-spare-parts supply trucks are to be marked with a blue ‘B’ made to stand out slightly by a pale yellow outline around its edges. Vehicles belonging to maintenance groups, sections, and light detachments are to be marked with a special ‘J’.”