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Panzerfaust klein 30 by rOEN911 Panzerfaust klein 30 by rOEN911
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The great majority of the non-recoil weapons are devices known as Panzerfaust. There are three of these—the little Panzerfaust klein 30 (formerly the Faustpatrone I), the Panzerfaust 30 (formerly the Faustpatrone II), and the Panzerfaust 60. The little Panzerfaust is called Gretchen for short, while the 30 is known simply as Panzerfäuste. The tubes are similar, and have a sight and firing mechanism. They are 1 3/4 inches in diameter and 2 feet, 7 1/2 inches long. The projectiles are very large hollow charges. The charge for the Gretchen weighs 3 pounds, 4 ounces; that for the Panzerfaust weighs 6 pounds 14 ounces. Each is mounted on a wooden tail rod fitted with spring-steel vanes. These vanes wrap around the rod when the rod is inserted in the muzzle of the launching tube, and spring out to guide the projectile after firing. The tubes are expendable, and contain the propelling charge fired by percussion. The range is very limited, and is indicated by the designation (30 means 30 meters range, or 33 yards; 60, 66 yards). The operator must take cover after discharging a projectile. Also, he must wear a helmet as protection against a rain of fragments and debris, keep his eyes closed, and keep the front edge of his helmet against the ground. The jet of flame to the rear is fatal up to 10 feet; the operator must take this into account when firing, and make sure that no walls or other obstacles will block the jet. The tubes are held under the right arm. The left hand supports the front of the tube, while the right hand is free to pull out the safety pin, cock the striker, and press the release button. Sighting is effected by aligning the top of the sight and the top edge of the projectile. To date, all the Panzerfäuste have proved dangerous to the user. It is believed that every effort will be made to improve them—especially with regard to increasing the range. Armor penetration is good; the Germans claim as much as 7.9 inches for the Panzerfaust 30
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Marvellous scene, great detail. The Panzerfauste was about the only decent weapon available to the Volkssturm to use against the Russians in 1944-45 and because of its limited range, they were brushed aside.
MornofVivec Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
GREAT WORK. You usually do an outstanding job, but this one looks especially photorealistic.
rOEN911 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
tenpeoplez Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
germans sure know their stuff 
Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wait that's not a photo but photomanip? :O

Great work.
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeap all photomanip
Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
greywulf58 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Okay, is this a photo or a painting? If it is a painting, then you sir are an amazing artist. You definitely know how to bring out the reality of war and its tools.
rOEN911 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi and thanks,its a combination of real background with 3D models !
mikemoore88 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
as a re-enactor I love this shot...
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