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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.
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MornofVivec Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
GREAT WORK. You usually do an outstanding job, but this one looks especially photorealistic.
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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tenpeoplez Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
germans sure know their stuff 
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Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wait that's not a photo but photomanip? :O

Great work.
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeap all photomanip
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Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:omg:
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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.
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi and thanks,its a combination of real background with 3D models !
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mikemoore88 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
as a re-enactor I love this shot...
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Great! :thumbsup:
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comradeloganov Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The only bad thing about this one is that it's pretty obviously a little modified OT-810, not actually an SdKfz 251. This is meant to actually depict a WWII scene, yes? Not a reenactor event? OT-810s are understandably common in the reenactment and film scenes.
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
didnt know that :P
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comradeloganov Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, when they've been modified, they're hard to tell apart, but when they have the standard post-war OT-810 sides like this one, it's pretty easy to tell. It's kind of like a Texan Zero. Close, but not quite right.
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Terrific :D
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess the Panzerfaust was mostly known as a suicide weapon. Sure, it was effective against T-34s and Shermans, but the poor sod actually holding the weapon had just one shot, one chance, and not even much of the latter if there was a second tank behind, or an attentive gunner in the first one...

The oddest use I've ever seen for a Panzerfaust was an armed Bücker Bü-181 liaison plane, with two 60s paired per wing (one above, one below), much in the style of the US Army's bazooka-armed L-4 Grashoppers. While the latter was effective and did score quite a number of kills, I have yet to find reference of tank-kills for the Panzerfaust-armed Bücker...
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faustus70 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Artist
there is a panzerfaust in this pic ...where what man holding it ..
all i see is big shiny green metal thing :-)
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice pic.
This half-truck looks so clean and shiny, isn't it?
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi Joe,Yes i liked it like that and the reason of that is that...if you notice is the Nazi flag in front ,so its early war scenario somewhere in France...more Relaxed you can say...so probably the Half Truck is almost new !
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, no problem, new truck for nrew front. ^_^'
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Rache1911 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How heavy is this thing? It looks massive!
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its a half truck.. not so heavy !
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Rache1911 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see...
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julius1880 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent...
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U1trawoman Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am very impressed!
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey thank you
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Sturmensky Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm actually have to second ~EAMR262, the hanomag was a major distraction, immediately followed by the lovely description. Following that, naturally, was the Palmenmuster.

Eventually I got to the Panzerfaust - it just took some time. Just saying: you gave us far too many awesome things to stare at in this =)
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cheers fella :)
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EAMR262 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
...Sorry what? I was too distracted by the Sd.Kfz. 251 to notice anything else :D
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Zaaphod Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Not Sd.Kfz. 251 actually, but Czechoslovakian OT-810. Differences are small (different sides, Czech engine Tatra, modified sprocket wheel and running gears and so on), but for us, military maniacs rcognizable. They were actually built in city I live in :D
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EAMR262 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Interesting, an according to what I just read, it was a post-war model as well.

It really nice to learn something new, so thanks a bunch for the info!
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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