Thursday, 9 April 2020

Local Procurement

"HQ of the Northern Group of the Transcaucasian Front ABTU
#0421
September 10th, 1942

To: Deputy Commander of Artillery of the Northern Group of the Transcaucasian Front
CC: Deputy Commander of the Automotive and Armoured Forces of the Transcaucasian Front, Commander of Forces of the Northern Group of the Transcaucasian Front, Members of the Military Council

On September 8th, 1942, the commander of the 563rd Independent Tank Battalion performed experimental trials of 50 mm domestic mortar shells fired from the 50 mm mortar installed on British MK-3 tanks. 


Result: the shell is fired at a range of 300-500 meters.

I ask you to provide tank battalions with MK-3 tanks on demand with the necessary amount of 50 mm mortar shells, on the basis of 60 shells per ammunition load:
  • 258th Independent Tank Battalion: 9 * 120 = 1080 shells
  • 249th Independent Tank Battalion: 9 * 120 = 1080 shells
  • 563rd Independent Tank Battalion: 16 * 120 = 1920 shells
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