Army & Navy - Praise from Herr Hubert

German officialdom paid a reluctant but handsome compliment to U.S. tanks last week, and incidentally pried the lid off a hush-hush American development—a gyrostabilizer mount to keep the tank gun aiming steadily. Reporting a display of captured Allied materiel, the Nazi news agency D.N.B. said:

"In the East and in Africa we captured numerous U.S. tanks. The latest types have considerable fighting power. Their gun turrets, which can be rotated all the way around, are operated by electricity or by hydraulic power, and some of them need only 15 seconds for a full...

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