Friday, March 8, 2019
On the Job Training
July 24, 1950. Korea. Two U.S. Army soldiers deploy a new 3.5-inch "super bazooka," rushed to Korea only days before. One of the first crew-served weapons actually capable of stopping a North Korean T-34 tank, the super bazooka was intended to replace the ineffective 2.36-inch version that was deployed during the opening days of the Korean War. The 3.5-inch model fired a round that was capable of penetrating up to eleven inches of armor even when fired from a range of up to 900 yards. Crews had to familiarize themselves with this weapon under battlefield conditions.