I ask for your help with the following issue:
The People's Commissariat of Ammunition, without my consent, changed the design and technical requirements for the link to the 20 mm ShVAK gun, as a result of which 20 mm guns now jam due to a fault in the link.
In addition, without knowledge of the NKV or myself, the People's Commissariat of Ammunition changed the production technology and design of the 20 mm AP-I shell.
These changes are technologically incorrect as firstly they decrease the robustness of the complete shell, and secondly they make precise quality control impossible. The weakening of the shell and absence of quality control leads to accidents during shooting, as a result of which the 20 mm gun will break down.
As I could not convince the NKV or NKA to stop ruining ammunition for 20 mm ShVAK guns, I ask you to order the NKA to do the following:
- Produce a quality link for the ShVAK gun in strict accordance with technical requirements by which the link was previously made at factory #2.
- Have all changes to the design of 20 mm ShVAK rounds be approved by OKB-15.
- Technological and design changes to mass produced ammunition and armament are forbidden without the approval of the NKV and the designer.
- The People's Commissariats and directors of factories that produce armament or ammunition must be made aware of this decree immediately.