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« on: 3 November 2008, 22:17:37 »
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Hafthohlladung: german hollow charge ( handheld) antitank device
Haubitze: German for howitzer

HE: High Explosive
HEAT: High Explosive Anti-tank. HEAT rounds use the Morrow Effect, which involves the detonation of a high explosive shell at a preset distance from the target armour plate. The shell is designed with a conical hollow charge inside which when detonated focusses the explosion into a high-speed jet of material which burns it's way through the armour plating. The normal penetratoin factor is five times the depth in armour plating for the diameter of the HEAT round. Once it has burned through the armour then the molten material of the penetration jet acts like any other round that penetrates the AFV.
Heerestruppen: Independent units assigned to German Armies. Also, it means German Army units as related to branch of service to differentiate them from being Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen SS, etc.
HEF: High Explosive Fragmentation; a type of rounds that contains a HE charge together with preformed hitting elements or a controlled fragmentation layer, increasing its anti-personel effectiveness. Russian tank-carried HEF projectiles have a designation 3OF[number]
HESH: High Explosive Squash Head. The shell consists of a large amount of HE with a base fuze. This is encased in a thin steel case. On hitting the target the explosive flattens against it (squashes) the target and is then detonated. The shock generates enough force to knock off pieces of the armour inside the target vehicle. This effect is known as spalling. The spalling becomes projectiles on the inside of the vehicle creating crew casualties. The exterior explosion is also sufficiently powerful to do considerable damage to the target vehicle and if less than an MBT could destroy the target vehicle by itself.

Hohlgranate: shaped charge shell (for use in tanks or Stugs)
HOTEL: H in NATO alphabet
HQ: headquarters

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