The Panzerschreck, a German Bazooka


The Panzerschreck, a German Bazooka

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.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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