... Enfin, presque trouvé car une polémique existe, vous pouvez remarquer que les deux armes sur les deux photos sont légèrement différentes (la première et celle que j'ai posté) ... vous pouvez lire un débat sur le sujet :http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 0&t=155056
"... by Alanmccoubrey on 10 Jul 2009, 20:00 -
There is some detail about it in T. J. Gander's "Field Rocket Equipment of the German Army" (1972).
"The new equipment was the 10.5cm 'Panzertot', other names used were 'Hammer' and P'Panzerschreck-kanone'. It was a three man load and used two small wheels for towing. The rocket grenade used was an 8cm projectile fitted with a discarding sabot. Round the rocket's fin was the propellant which vented between the shaped end of the tail shaft and the restricted end of the firing tube."
It also appears in "Small Arms, \artillery and Special Weapons of the Third Reich" by Gander and Chamberlain (1978) which identifies the round as the 8cm PAW 8H62.
by Grzesio on 10 Jul 2009, 22:55
Panzerschreck 10,5 cm and Panzertod aka Hammer were two different weapons working with different principles.
Panzerschreck 10,5 cm was simply an enlarged version of the 8,8 RPzB 54, launching a conventional rocket projectile (there was an idea to use the warhead of the Panzerfaust 150 m to simplify production).
Panzertod was a fairly specific weapon using a rocket projectile with external propellant charge, while the combustion chamber was formed by the space between the projectile's shaft and the launcher tube; late version had also a small conventional powder charge in a stubby case. The drawback was, the tube had to withstand significant gas pressure during firing, i.e. it had to be pretty heavy. The 10,5 cm launcher weighted 45 kg (three times more than the Panzerschreck 10,5 cm) and could sent a 3.2-3.5 kg projectile to 500 m distance, the penetration is given in 140-220 mm range by different authors.
The picture posted by kstdk is a little bit mysterious - it may show the Panzerschreck 10,5 cm, it may show the Panzertod... Or something else. But it's identified as the Panzertod most often ..."
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