February 1936

The Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun

Volume 20, Issue 1

Assume that the Fleet Marine Force has seized and is defending an advance base. The enemy is known to be in the vicinity and an attack from the air can be expected at any time. Our defense against his bombers consists of batteries of director controlled three-inch anti-aircraft guns firing fuzed high explosive and having an effective horizontal range of six thousand yards at seventeen thousand feet altitude. These batteries will be subject to attack against the personnel by fast low flying planes armed with machine guns and light bombs.

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