ARMY: Charging Artillery

Just as Field Marshal Rommel used a sandspit in the Baltic to practice for desert warfare (see p. 22);, so the U.S. Army is using 108,000 bumpy acres of Texas to practice to beat Rommel. There Army tacticians are trying out new ways to fight tanks with new weapons: World War II's tank destroyers-self-propelled, forward-pointing guns of .75 caliber and up. Army men, giving the devil his due, admit that the guns are inspired by Germany's self-propelled 88s, used successfully by the Germans in Poland and ever since.

This charging artillery has developed...

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