WW II German Infantry Anti-Tank Weapons
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Table of Contents:
Page 1 : The Shaped Charge
of the Shaped Charge
Defeating Shaped Charge Munitions
-Spaced Armor: Schürzen
Page 2 : Faustpatrone &
Grosse Panzerfaust / Hecht 10,5cm
Page 3 : Panzerschreck
Raketenpanzerbüchse RPzB 43
Raketenpanzerbüchse RPzB 54
Panzerjäger Bren 731(e)
Panzerjäger Wanze E-5
Panzerjäger Borgward B IVc Ausf m RPzB 54
Page 4 : Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck Figures, Foreign Use
Page 5 : Machineguns
Infanteriepatrone 7,9mm / Mauser 7.92x57 amunition
Maschinengewehr 34 MG34
Maschinengewehr 42 MG42
MG 26(t) / ZB 1926
MG 30(t) / ZB 1930
MG 37(t) / ZB 1937
Maschinengewehr Solothurn 1930 / MG30
Maschinengewehr Dreyse 13
MG15 / MG 17
MG81 / MG81Z
Maschinengewehr 151/15 MG151
Page 6 : Tank Rifles
Tank Rifle Ammunition
Panzerbüchse 35(p) / PzB 770(p) / Maroszek W35
Panzerbüchse 783(r) PTRD-40
Panzerbüchse 784(r) PTRS-41
Tank Rifle Developments
Page 7 : Infantry Small Arms
Maschinenpistole MP 38 and MP 40
Mauser Karabiner 98k
Page 8 : Rifle Grenades & Related Weapons
Gewehrgranatgerät / Schiessbecher
Page 9 : Hand Grenades & Related Anti-Tank Devices
Nebelhandgranaten & Blendkörper
Page 10 : Mortars
Page 11 : Mines & Flamethrowers
Page 12 : AT Guided Missiles
Panzerabwehrrakete X-7 Rotkäppchen
Panzerabwehrrakete Ruhrstahl X-4
Page 13 : Allied Counterparts
Bazooka M1and M1A1
Bazooka M9 and M20
Page 14 : Miscellaneous
The weapons commonly referred to as Panzerfaust are light and cheap yet powerful antitank weapons developed by Germany during the Second World War. The idea was to give the single soldier the ability to knock out tanks in close combat, negating the tank much of its invincibility and reign over infantry. It was fueled by the desperate situation Germany soon found itself in after starting WW II, encountering rising numbers of enemy tanks that were improving in quality as well, while itself being short on the critical resources to counter that with its own tank production.
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