Archive for Anti-tank Rounds

Faustpatrone Klein Round

Posted in Missiles & Projectiles with tags , , , , , on November 10, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a complete round for the Panzerfaust 30 or Klein recoilless antitank rifle. If you compare this to the pimped up reproduction I have here you’ll see the difference. I discovered too late that the rear ends of these things were never painted. This one is a franken-round in that I married a head that I already had with a water retrieved tail piece that I found later.

Panzer Faust Klein Round

Posted in Fakes & Replicas, Missiles & Projectiles with tags , , , , , on August 14, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere is my latest import, a Panzerfaust Klein round in terrific condition (too terrific, see below). The tube intended to fire this can be seen here. The tube was intended to be fired once and then discarded although at times they were collected and sent back to the factory to be recharged. This is not a rocket launcher, it is a recoilless gun. The projectile is thrust out of the tube using a gunpowder charge and only had a range of about 30m. It didn’t have the punch to destroy heavier armour and was later replaced by the Panzerfaust 30, Panzerfaust 60, Panzerfaust 100 and Panzerschreck.

Upon exploring further it appears that I have added to my reproduction collection inadvertently.  This is why I hate Jerry stuff. This one is indeed a repro that has been fiddled with in order to deceive. The originals were never painted on the shaft behind the charge container.