July 1957

Tank Killer

Volume 40, Issue 7

Karl A Schuon

Firepower and flexibility plus are the trademarks of the M50, the Corps' new anti-tank weapon

ON SEPTEMBER 16, 1916, the M chief of staff of the German Third Army sent a communique to Berlin: "The enemy have employed new engines of war as cruel as they are effective!"

They had met the tank for the first time in the Battle of the Somme. Since that day the armies of the world have been perfecting tank killers. But as soon as they perfected a weapon capable of being employed by the infantry and knocking out a tank, the enemy came up with a stronger tank.

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