The Panzerschreck, a German Bazooka
Russ Chastain 10.24.18
If you’re the 1940s German army and you see the American bazooka for the first time, you naturally want you some of that. And if you’re Germany, you would develop the panzerschreck, which was sorta-kinda almost as good.
The main bummer: The rocket would blast the crap out of the poor sap firing the panzerschreck, because the propellant kept burning after it flew out of the tube. Doh! Hence the blast shield, added during the second year of production.
Ian takes us through the loading and operation of the panzerschreck, which is kinda neat.
Want to own it? It’s being sold at auction on October 30, 2018.