Thursday, March 20, 2014

Panzerschreck

Panzerschreck was the popular name for the Raketenpanzerbüchse, an 88 mm calibre reusable anti-tank rocket launcher developed by Nazi Germany in World War II. Another popular nickname was Ofenrohr .
The Panzerschreck was designed as a lightweight infantry anti-tank weapon. 

The weapon was shoulder-launched and fired a fin-stabilized rocket with a shaped charge warhead. It was made in smaller numbers than the Panzerfaust, which was a disposable recoilless rifle firing an anti-tank warhead. It was an enlarged copy of the American bazooka.
The improved Raketenpanzerbüchse 54 with blast shield
Leppäsyrjä 1944.07.14
@SA-photo