Panzerschreck 54

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Raketenpanzerbüchse 54
Specifications
Type Rocket Launcher
Caliber 88mm
Feed System Single Shot
Muzzle Velocity 105m/s
Maximum Effective Range 150m
Ammo RPzB.Gr 4322

History

The Panzersherk came about after the German’s captured Bazookas in both North Africa and on the eastern Front. Realizing the potential of a hand held rocket firing anti-tank weapon, the German set about developing their own. The result was Raketenpanzerbüchse 54, better known as the Panzersherk. Like the Bazooka the Panzersherk fires HEAT (high explosive Anti-tank) Rocket with an effective range of 150m.

The Panzersherk made its combat debut in 1943 and was able to tackle almost all the armour that the German might encounter. It was not without its flaws, because of it bigger calibre that the bazooka, it was heavier and had a very large back-blast that gave away the users position. Just around 300,000 panzersherks were produced compared to just short of 7 million panzerfausts.

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See Also

Infantry Weapons of Battleground Europe

American Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · BAR · M1903 Springfield · M1 Garand · M1A1 Thompson · M3A1 Grease Gun · Mk 2 Fragmentation_Grenade · M8 Smoke Grenade · LG 50 mm mortar · M1911 Colt · M9 Bazooka

British Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · Bren Mk II LMG · Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk I · M1928 Thompson · sten Mk II · No.36 Mills Bomb · No.77 Smoke Grenade · 2 inch mortar · Webley Pistol · PIAT

French Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · FM 1924/29 LMG · Fusil MAS mle 1936 · Fusil MAS mle 1940 · Fusil mle 1886 M93 "Lebel · MAS.38 · Grenade à main offensive modèle 1915 · Grenade fumigène · LG 50 mm mortar · Pistolet mle 1935S · M9 Bazooka

German Weapons

Panzerbüchse 39 · MG-34 · Karabiner 98k· Gewehr 43 · Gewehr 41 · FG42 · STG44 · MP-40 · MP34 · Stielhandgranate 24 · Nebelhandgranate 39 · Granatwerfer 36 · Luger P08 · Panzerschreck 54

Italian Weapons

Beretta Model 38 · Carcano Modello 1891

Universal Weapons

Ammo Resupply Pack · Combat Knife · Satchel Charge