German Want List for Allied Equipment

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  1. MLW

    MLW Senior Member

    Here is an interesting document from NARA's collection of US Army Technical Intelligence Reports. It is a short (four-page) report titled "German Technical Intelligence Want List for Allied Equipment." We don't often think about the German military trying to exploit British or American technology.

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    Marc
    Digital History Archive
     

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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    That is sort of fascinating.
    Most of the 'wants' sound like Kummersdorf & the WaPruf. wanting to investigate stuff more closely, but those with a required number make one wonder at 'special Operations' needs.

    Wonder what a 'Close Combat Pistol with Finned Ammo (not PIAT or Bazooks [sic])' is?
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Rich Payne found a file of similiar sorts yesterday written in 1939/40-It was a shopping list by the French to GB asking for XYZ and GB saying what they could have and when they could expect to receive it. Some pieces they were told expect to receive in 1941 :lol:

    IIRC some of the kit they asked for was Scammel Tractors, Bofors and 4.7 In AA guns, Anti-Tank Rifles and ....
     
  4. wowtank

    wowtank Very Senior Member

    That is sort of fascinating.
    Most of the 'wants' sound like Kummersdorf & the WaPruf. wanting to investigate stuff more closely, but those with a required number make one wonder at 'special Operations' needs.

    Wonder what a 'Close Combat Pistol with Finned Ammo (not PIAT or Bazooks [sic])' is?

    Maybe they mean one of the Rifle Grenades.
     

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