German Artillery Target types

German Heer 1935-1945.

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Der Alte Fritz
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German Artillery Target types

Post by Der Alte Fritz » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:14 am

When Heer artillery at Divisional or GHQ level fired on targets what types of fire were they trying to achieve? Did they fire all the guns on a point, or into a box area or onto a line and how did this relate to the overall artillery plan?

I have German Artillery orders from an ARKO showing a Target Area to be fired on but have no real idea how big this area is (though it might be 1.5km x500m) and how this relates to the four battalions of guns firing into the area.

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