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"Information about the enemy. Translated from German.

December 30th, 1942

Overview of the enemy's operations on the front of the 9th Army
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3. New types of weapons
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d) Russian magnetic mine

This mine easily sticks to cars and tanks. In addition, it even sticks to painted iron and tin surfaces.

Description: the round is presumably of English make. The shape is a 14 cm long semi-cylinder. The case is full of explosives, and surrounded with surrogate. There are four magnets on the top. There are approximately 8 deep openings in each semi-cylinder for a fuse and a detonator. The fuse is held with a clamp. A standard fuse is 11 cm long, 1 cm in diameter. The delayed timer goes off in 1 hour to 3 days.

e) Tactical-technical data of T-60 and T-30 tanks.


T-60

T-30

Height

1.70 m

1.90 m

Turret

Hexagonal

Round

Fuel capacity

280 L

200 L

Visibility

Good

Poor

Engine

Identical


Light tanks are not used for reconnaissance, but to guard heavy tanks. They follow medium or light tanks at a distance of 100-150 meters behind to protect them from infantry and enemy heavy tanks."


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