Panzerschreck

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Panzerschreck
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The improved Raketenpanzerbüchse 54 with blast shield.
Type Anti-tank rocket launcher
Place of origin  Nazi Germany
Service history
In service 1943–1945
Used by  Nazi Germany
 Finland
 Hungary[1]
Production history
Number built 289,151
Variants RPzB 43, RPzB 54, RPzB 54/1
Specifications
Weight 11 kg empty (RPzB 54)
Length 164 cm

Caliber 88 mm
Muzzle velocity 110m/s (360 ft/s)
Effective range 150 m (RPzB 54)


A Panzerschreck (also known as a Raketenpanzerbüchse, abbreviated to RPzB) is an infantry weapon made by Nazi Germany. They fired an 88 mm calibre anti-tank rocket. Unlike the Panzerfaust, they were reusuable.

References[change | change source]

  1. Rada, Tibor (2001) (in Hungarian). A Magyar Királyi Honvéd Ludovika Akadémia és a Testvérintézetek Összefoglalt Története (1830-1945). II. Budapest: Gálos Nyomdász Kft. p. 1114. ISBN 963-85764-3-X .