Why Nazi Germany's Tank-Tank Panzerfaust Was a Real Threat
The National Interest -

Robert Beckhusen

History, Europe

A weapon to be feared.

Crew members would only have a second or two to jump from their tank, surely suffering horrific burns regardless of whether or not they survived.

To Allied tank crews during World War II, the Panzerfaust was one of the German army’s deadliest weapons behind the static 88-millimeter cannon, the rocket-propelled Panzerschreck and — most of all — other tanks.

The shoulder-launched Panzerfaust, or “tank fist,” propelled a shaped charge...


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