These handbooks were issued to all field units in contact with the enemy in Europe and Africa, and were intended for use by all personnel to help them recognise enemy ammunition. Specialist personnel were then trained to handle and disarm/destroy the ammunition so found. Each pamphlet covers a number of items, and this issue covers a number of German fuses, together with descritions of the Panzerfaust 30, some standard shells, and the new Wurfgrenate 15cm and 21cm “Stuka zu Fuss” rockets. There is also a description of the 30cm HE rocket, 4cm anti-aircraft shell, 8.8cm APCBC/T shell and the 12.8cm anti-aircraft shell for the biggest anti-aircraft gun to see use by the Germans.
See also the other pamphlets in this series: Handbooks 1-15 are published separately by Naval and Military Press.
HANDBOOK OF ENEMY AMMUNITION: War Office Pamphlet No 13; German Rockets, Gun and Mortar Ammunition
German rockets, gun and moratr ammunition