ARMY: Tank Destroyers

The Army had some real mechanized artillery to show last week—artillery that was actually self-propelled and could, at a pinch, fire on the enemy while racing into action. Experimental and soon to be improved though they were, these new weapons represented a tremendous advance over the Army's earlier, so-called "mechanized" artillery, most of which is still hauled along backwards, like Civil War guns, except that trucks and tractors are hitched where horses used to be.

First purpose of the new artillery is to destroy tanks, and last week's show was put on...

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