National Defense: Is It Good Enough?

The U.S. Army has a very good tank armor. That fact was proved last week to newsmen who visited the American Car & Foundry Co.'s light-tank plant at Berwick, Pa. A.C.F. showed off its new, remarkably tough 1-inch tank armor by firing 37-mm. shells into sample plates. The shells used in the tests had extra-heavy charges of explosives, but were fired from a standard 37-mm. anti-tank gun at the point-blank range of 100 yards. From A.C.F. armor placed at a sloping angle to the line of fire, the shells bounced without making a dent. When they were fired smack into plates...

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