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Subject: German Artillery Equipment
Carl S    2/10/2008 6:51:14 AM
posted here http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=29159&start=15 are some Greman charts and devices for computing artillery firing data. Anyone who can accuratly translate the text on these charts is begged for help.
 
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Nasty German Idiot       2/10/2008 9:46:52 AM
your link doesnt work

I found out that it was a thread for the axishistory forum, but i need the exact picture because there are a lot of them in the thread.

http://forum.axishistory.com/files/prot_german_ww2_779.jpg">

This thing is called "Schießplan"  = shooting plan

You put it in the middle of the map and it shows you the distance to the fiering point; that were it said:

"1. Die entfernung zu einem punkt"  =  "the distance to a certain point"
 "2. Der Seitenwinkel in Teilstrichen zwi ... [unreadable]  = "the sideangle in the crossed line between"

And it contains a small device to include the Wind and the direction of the Wind in it,  thats the round display at the bottom.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums6/IMG_0828.jpg">

with this map "Windzerleger" = "Wind divider" you can translate your wind measurements to correct the fiering.

the first table is "wind direction minus shooting direction" , the middle table is "wind strengh"  and the right is "wind direction minus shooting direction, but this time for the wind coming from the side "querwind".



 
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Carl S       2/11/2008 6:38:35 AM
Thanks for the response.  Be assured it is most helpfull

"your link doesnt work"

Not uncommon here on Strategy page.  I shouuld have posted the URL rather than 'link' as the numbers can be pasted into the address bar

...Forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=29159

"I found out that it was a thread for the axishistory forum, but i need the exact picture because there are a lot of them in the thread."

The photo you displayed is from the batch I'm interested in.  I'd been guessing that specific item had something to do with meterological corrections.  Most of the others are entirely beyond me.  Just knowing the purpose would be a large step ahead.

Thanks again for this and any other help you can provide.  In know there are one ot two other interested persons who will be taking a look at this on the Axis History Forum.  My interest is in collecting data for comparison of artillery techniques in the 20th Century.  
 
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