An article titled "Warheads: An Historical Perspective," by Don Kennedy, (on page 56 in a book titled "Tactical Missile Warheads," edited by Joseph Carleone) states: "There is evidence that the German Army may have employed a form of FAE on the Russian defenders in the WWII siege of Sebastopol. German 28-cm and 32-cm NEBELWERFER barrage rockets were employed in mass arrays, with groups of 32-cm-diameter liquid incendiary rockets fired first so as to disperse their contents of gasoline, kerosene, or naptha as vapors, followed seconds later by the 28-cm high-explosive rockets that possibly detonated the fuel-air mixtures. The Soviets noted widespread personnel casualties "without a mark on them," a typical comment concerning a victim of blast injury." The Germans plainly understood the fundamentals of FAE (as demonstrated in the taifun system for the pioneers). The 32-cm round in question was probably the "32-cm Wfk. M. Fl. 50".
Is this true?
If so, did the Germans do this deliberately?
If so, does anyone have more specific information on this operation?[/u]
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