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The improved Raketenpanzerbüchse 54 with blast shield.
TypeAnti-tank rocket launcher
Place of origin Nazi Germany
Service history
In service1943–1945
Used by Nazi Germany
Production history
No. built289,151
VariantsRPzB 43, RPzB 54, RPzB 54/1
Mass11 kg empty (RPzB 54)
Length164 cm

Caliber88 mm
Muzzle velocity110m/s (360 ft/s)
Effective firing range150 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). A Magyar Királyi Honvéd Ludovika Akadémia és a Testvérintézetek Összefoglalt Története (1830-1945) (in Hungarian). Vol. II. Budapest: Gálos Nyomdász Kft. p. 1114. ISBN 963-85764-3-X.