Chemical Projector

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Chemical Projector

 

a type of obsolete chemical weapon designed for destroying personnel or contaminating the ground with toxic chemical agents. Chemical projectors were first used (1917) by the British Army during World War I (1914-18). Chemical projectors consisted of short barrels with a diameter of 18-20 cm and were loaded with mines containing 13-14 kg of toxic chemical agents. They were set up on supporting slabs dug into the earth. Several hundred chemical projectors would fire simultaneously in volleys reaching up to 1.2 km.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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