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"German Compass Card" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following sketch and description of a WWII German military compass card was published in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 34, September 23, 1943.

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The accompanying sketch shows a drawing of a German compass card. This compass card is often used in recording minefields and reference is frequently made to the compass card in enemy minefield charts. Such references will be identified in the "bearing in degrees" column on the minefield charts by the letters MKZ (Marschkompass). The circle is divided into 64 divisions in a counterclockwise direction, probably corresponding to 6,400 mils.

[Marschkompass German Compass Card]


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