Wühlmauspatrone

English translation: vole smoke cartridges

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German term or phrase:Wühlmauspatrone
English translation:vole smoke cartridges
Entered by: David Jones

10:10 Apr 8, 2005
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Tech/Engineering - Military / Defense / Cartridge development
German term or phrase: Wühlmauspatrone
Ammunition named after developer "Herz".

The term Wühlmaus is the important part.
David Jones
Local time: 05:03
root vole gun cartridges
Explanation:
A Wühlmaus (root vole) is a rodent that lives underground, like a mole. According to Google-findings, a Wühlmauspatrone is a gas-filled cartridge used in pest-control to extinguish root voles. It does not seem to be used with guns, though. Maybe it's military jargon for some gas-filled gun cartridge. When was it invented? In WW I? Maybe it would be best not to translate the word, but to leave it as is and add the explanation in brackets.
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Wühlmauspatrone
root vole gun cartridges


Explanation:
A Wühlmaus (root vole) is a rodent that lives underground, like a mole. According to Google-findings, a Wühlmauspatrone is a gas-filled cartridge used in pest-control to extinguish root voles. It does not seem to be used with guns, though. Maybe it's military jargon for some gas-filled gun cartridge. When was it invented? In WW I? Maybe it would be best not to translate the word, but to leave it as is and add the explanation in brackets.

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