Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck German Anti-Tank Weapons 1939-45

by Gordon L. Rottman

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Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck German Anti-Tank Weapons 1939-45 Synopsis

Two of World War II's most distinctive weapons, the Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck offered German and other infantrymen the ability to destroy enemy tanks singlehandedly at close ranges. While the Panzerschreck owed its origins largely to the US bazooka, the Panzerfaust was a revolutionary design that was unlike any previous weapon, and went on to influence anti-tank technology and tactics for decades after World War II. Allied troops, notably Soviet forces, made widespread use of captured Panzerfauste, and they were also supplied to German allies such as Finland, Hungary and Bulgaria. Written by an expert on anti-tank warfare, this book reveals the fascinating development history of these two feared weapons and assesses the tactics that were employed by the soldiers using them.

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ISBN: 9781782007883
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782007883
Publication date: 7th August 2014
Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Genres: History,
Categories: Weapons & equipment, Second World War,

About Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas. Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator living in Nashville, Tennessee. Most of his work is rendered in Adobe Photoshop using a Cintiq monitor. His greatest influences are Angus McBride, ...

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