Panzerfaust 60

Panzerfaust 60

History, technical sheet and photo

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Panzerfaust 60 history

In 1943, the German Army mainly used the Panzerfaust 30 rocket launcher. Its range was far too low for the infantry, so German engineers decided to develop an improved model of this Panzerfaust in the same year, capable of doubling its range .

The following year, in 1944, production of the new rocket launcher, called Panzerfaust 60 (60-meter range), began. The aiming and firing devices are concentrated at the same point: by raising the sighting rod, the infantryman is able to adjust his target, and by pressing the trigger located directly beside the sight, the projectile, consisting of 1,34 kilograms of explosive, is propelled to nearly 45 meters/second.

The Panzerfaust, when used, is theoretically no longer usable. But many copies were sent back to the manufacturing plants to be re-armed.

Panzerfaust 60 specification

Creator/User: Germany
Denomination: Panzerfaust 60

Fire mode: single shot
Effective firing range: 60 m

Weight: 6,1 kg
Length: 1045 mm