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Panzerfaust

This Panzerfaust is a near dead ringer replica completely fabricated by Dan Harris. Paint, stencils, directions are all as accurate as he can make them.

The weapon was used by the German military in WW2 as an anti-tank ( Tank Fist) or vehicle weapon. Like the LAW rocket launcher it was a pre loaded, one shot use disposable weapon that is operated by one soldier. It’s warhead was a shaped charge that could penetrate up to 140 mm (5½ in) of plain steel in the 30 meter version.

DesignationWeightPropellant
weight
Warhead
diameter
Projectile
velocity
Effective
range
Penetration
performance
Faustpatrone 30
Panzerfaust (Klein) 30m
2.7–3.2 kg (5 lb 15 oz–7 lb 1 oz)70 g (2.5 oz)100 mm (3.9 in)28 m/s (63 mph)30 m (98 ft)140 mm (5.5 in)
Panzerfaust 30
Panzerfaust (Gross) 30m
5.22 kg (11.5 lb)95–100 g (3.4–3.5 oz)149 mm30 m/s30 m200 mm
Panzerfaust 606.8 kg120–134 g149 mm45 m/s60 m200 mm
Panzerfaust 1006.8 kg (15 lb)190–200 g (6.7–7.1 oz)149 mm60 m/s100 m (330 ft)200 mm (7.9 in)
Panzerfaust 1507 kg (15 lb)190–200 g (6.7–7.1 oz)106 mm (4.2 in)85 m/s (190 mph)150 m (490 ft)280–320 mm (11–13 in)

Put in to use in 1943 they were handed out to everyone and anyone in the last months of the war. True believing Hitler youth causes many unnecessary deaths in the closing days of the way ambushing allied troops as they closed in on Germany. The weapon extremely effective when fired at the under side of a tank while it exposed the bottom when cresting a hedgerow or small berm.

It went on to be the inspiration for the Soviet RPG. Much like many other German arms of WW2….

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