Antitank Assault Charge (Haft Hohlladung 3 kg)
Gerhard is equiped with an Anti Tank Magnetic Mine.
This weapon was introduced with the troops at November 12 1942, and was a very powerfull weapon against tanks. The only disadvantage of this weapon was that the soldier had to come very close to the tank, to attach the charge.
The first type had a detonator (blue cap) with a delay time of 4.5 seconds, but this one didn't give the soldier who attached the mine enough time to take cover. It was replace at May 29 1943 with a detonator (yellow cap) wit a delay time of 7.5 seconds.
The disadvantage of this one however was that it burned withoud a noise, and one didn't know if it was set to detonate.
The Anti Tank charge had an armor penetration of 140 mm.
Here an image of a German soldier setting the detonator on the charge.
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