Ever since they first went into action in Korea, U.S. troops had prayed for weapons powerful enough to pierce the heavily armored, Russian-made tanks of the North Korean Communists. The first successful new weapon against the Red tanks was the 3.5 inch bazooka (TIME, July 31), which quickly proved its worth. Last week, the Army took the wraps off a new artillery shell guaranteed by ordnance experts to "kill any tank in the world as far as a gunner can see it and hit it."

The new shell is a 90-mm. projectile which gets its deadliness from the same "shaped...

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