A report and sketch of a German antitank gun position during World War II, from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 28, July 1st, 1943.
A sketch of a German diagram of an emplacement for an antitank gun shows some interesting details. The diagram is stated to have been prepared for a defense system based on defense areas. The German document in explanation thereof follows.
"The positions will be arranged in accordance with the following plan:
(a) Field of fire in all directions;
(b) The crew as near as possible to the gun;
(c) Two to three men in one dugout with the dugouts mutually interconnected;
(d) Crawl trenches to the position. This will allow firing in any direction; enable the crew to be ready for action at all times; and permit the men to move about unobserved even during the day."