Panzerfaust – How Effective was it? – Military History




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The Panzerfaust was a hand-held German anti-tank weapon with a hollow-charge/shaped-charge warhead. It is rather understood due its shape and name, however the question is, how reliable was it actually? This video describe the fundamentals working of the Panzerfaust and also looks at the kill numbers and compares them with other close fight weapons, like the Panzerschreck and anti-tank guns (PaK).

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Hahn, Fritz: Waffen und Geheimwaffen des deutschen Heeres 1933-1945

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzerfaust

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Military History Visualized supplies a series of brief story and visual discussions like documentaries based on academic literature or in some cases primary sources. Videos are intended as intro to military history, but likewise include a lot of information for history buffs.

The Panzerfaust was a hand-held German anti-tank weapon with a hollow-charge/shaped-charge warhead. It is rather understood due its shape and name, but the concern is, how reliable was it actually? This video describe the essentials working of the Panzerfaust and also looks at the kill numbers and compares them with other close battle weapons, like the Panzerschreck and anti-tank guns (PaK).

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