Archive for Anti-tank Weapons

German Faustpatrone Zunderladung 8001 Fuse

Posted in Ammunition & Fusing with tags , , , , , , on January 13, 2023 by The Dude

The main parts of the F.P.Z 8001 are accommodated in a cylindrical steel container closed by a steel washer and consist of an inertia pellet with a needle, arming collar, three springs, a detonator, and a detonator holder. All except the detonator, are made of steel. The inertia pellet and arming collar are hollow cylinders with an external flange at one end to form a bearing for a steel spring surrounding them. Both have free longitudinal movement inside the container, the arming collar being arranged to move telescopically over the inertia pellet. The other end of the inertia pellet is closed except for three flash holes and has the needle and a distance piece secured to it. The distance piece is made in two diameters. It supports a spiral spring, whilst the fuze is in the unarmed condition, and a wire locking spring, hexagonal in shape, is fitted around the smaller diameter. The detonator holder and closing washer are supported on a step at the end of the container and secured by turning over the continuation of it.

Raketenpanzerbüchse RPzB54 Panzerschreck

Posted in Firearms with tags , , , , , on January 17, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the tube for launching the AT rocket found here. Originally I got this from a bloke in the Former East Germany who claimed it was a barn find. It was missing a lot of parts and was non-functional. After a lot of work and a year later I was able to assemble the missing parts, fabricate the cocking lever that I couldn’t get and get this thing working again. Only 6 in Canada!

Faustpatrone 30 Klein Tube

Posted in Firearms with tags , , , , on April 20, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the tube for a Panzerfaust Klein, more correctly called a Faustpatrone. I have shown it with the head attached so you can see the setup.

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