Top 5 Weird WW2 German WeaponsJun 13, 2021
Today we are going to discuss what I think are the 5 rarest Nazi
weaponson this list. Weapons is more focused on infantry
weaponsthan vehicles like tanks and planes. All of the weapons on this list actually existed and saw combat. Let's go with the list number 5 the figure Faust League of house translates into English as flat fist the Pflueger Faust was a portable ground-to-air rocket launcher with multiple cannons there were two versions of this rocket launcher made the figure Faust a and the The movement of the valves The B ammunition were 20-millimeter projectiles that were propelled by a solid-fuel rocket.
The shows were designed to spin in the air. This was to increase the range the rocket could travel. Similar to version B of the Faust flag. Intended to be an improvement over the first design, the original for the bowels was up 9 for the length of the Bowser was also extended to improve the range and stability of the Rockets with the addition of the new bowels the following The due sequence was changed when the house flag trigger was pulled so that the rockets fired immediately, the other rockets one by one, with a 1 second delay between each rocket, used the same ammunition as the first variant , the expected effective range was around 500 meters, the cost per unit producing either of the house flag variants was relatively cheaper.
The reason behind their weapons development was to help defend Nazi troops from low-flying Allied aircraft within Nazi-controlled areas known by the end of the war. The Allies were in control of the skies over Germany with a semblance of almost non-existent Allied aircraft are free to roam and attack ground troops in relative safety to shoot down Allied aircraft the Nazis had to rely on dedicated anti-aircraft equipment e.g. heavy equipment like AAA 20mm guns and AAA 37mm guns these heavy weapons are static so if spotted they are easy to take out also it takes a lot of resources and manpower to build supplies and transport these AAA guns if the Nazis had been able to arm their men with handguns that they were capable of taking down on planes it might have slowed the Allies' advance, at least that's what the German High Command therefore ordered 10,000 for. cipher files four million Rockets I think the German High Command expected the flea cuts to be as successful as a Panzerfaust plaintiff Alex translated e to english as tank fists the fastest pounder was a disposable recoilless rifle with a very simple design it was a warhead on a stick it was simple to make and cheap to produce the most common version of the us pounders was the first sixty of the plans that he was able to take out tanks out to 60 meters what makes planter first so interesting is that it allowed Nazi ground units to be able to attack tanks without dedicated anti-tank guns before tons of us world rocket launchers like joe and panzerschreck and the American bazooka but these weapons are big and more cumbersome to handle they also require more training to be able to use other examples of anti tank equipment are dedicated anti tank guns guns like the pak 43 these big guns have to be installed before enemy tanks also have to being manned by a trained crew, supplied with the correct ammunition and effectively camouflaged, all this re It took time and resources, while the 80 gun was also stationary, a vulnerable target, the Panzerfaust allowed the average German soldier to engage tanks with this in mind, as you can see. why the German High Command thought it might be a good idea to give ground troops a chance to engage low-flying aircraft, leading to the development and production of the Faust flag in 1945.
This is the flag problem to ask if it was just a flock. 80 of the 10,000 ordered were produced and even fewer made it to the front. The house flag also had trouble reaching the expected range of 500 meters. The small range made the weapon ineffective and there is no confirmation. ed plane our ties to house flag number four put up panzer worth remembering the panzerfaust will talk a while ago ok the warheads were pretty effective at taking out tanks but panzers were tight in the air it was a horrible warhead the panzerfaust warhead worked by exploding on contact and forcing all of the explosive energy in one direction forming a high velocity jet or metal while hitting your attack armor there is a trap with this warhead to detonate four primers in the nose that did not make contact with the target the was on primer the nose if the nose doesn't hit the target first there would be no explosion when the warhead is fired by a rocket the nose of the warhead is guaranteed to hit the nose first if the Nazi troops just dumped the warhead on the tanks there was no guarantee that the nose will hit the target first.
It would be quite funny to see the Nazis just throwing warheads at a tank only to have them bounce harmlessly and not hit quickly. or make sure the warheads hit their target correctly which was at 90 degrees to the english armor directly next to the warheads they were given flaps which unfolded after being fun this was to stabilize the warhead mid flight this gives us the panzer where there were two versions of the Femina panzer warfare for long ambushes or the first version of the panzer is worth mine was the Wolfman panzer before long it weighed 1.4 kilograms and was just over half a meter long things were designed to jump out after i was unplugging the phone safety on the warhead as things rolled out over 200,000 of the long variant were made in 1943 then discontinued in the same year in favor while the short variant was produced can you Guess the difference between the two variants? but Panzer was meaner sure it was shorter too now it was stabilized by the canvas dash which fell apart in mid-flight for canvas trips to a simpler to manufacture but Panzer Wolfman er didn't live up to expectations a Unlike the plans or f US 60 which could take out a tank at 60 meters, however the range was for a Nazi soldier who could throw a potato masher anti-tank grenade that wasn't too far away to get close enough to use the Panzer Wolfman er against tanks was near suicide secondly the finns did not guarantee the 90 degree hit needed for the warhead to be effective there was a chance the warhead would ominously detach from the armor in the process without detonating number 3 but the strong gun but the strong gun was a modified flare gun that was designed to fire various types of grenades, such as flares and high-explosive rounds, the modifi cations to the flare gun were the addition of a stock to help with high recoil and sights to aim the sights is not really something you normally see on a flare gun.
The grenade we are interested in is the high explosive anti-tank round. This round would turn the flare gun into an anti-tank weapon. This tiny little gun was capable of firing a grenade that could penetrate 18mm of tank armor and around 70 meters like all the other anti-tank weapons on this list the ideal angle of attack would be 90 degrees to the armor to get the maximum effect. 280,000 flare guns were converted to strong pistols. it was not only used as an anti tank weapon it had many other uses as well although in theory it was useful to be able to use a flare gun to take out enemy tanks without proper anti tank equipment the strong cartel was a failure in practice it was not accurate at long ranges, since the weapon specification of the shtunk pistols was too large. outside of the tanks was the Panzerfaust which was a much more effective weapon for destroying tanks only confirmed one vehicle kill with the high explosive anti tank round with a number two stun gun the stg44 with vamp nor combat vision or vampire, if you prefer for vampire night vision, the sight is the first use of night vision equipment by foot soldiers, although the equipment is pretty crude by today's standards, it was very advanced for its time, the concept is relatively simple at the top of the scope is a backlight lamp that shines our infrared light which is invisible to the naked eye but the infrared light would reflect off surfaces back to the scope which would then show up to the infrared light as visible light being able to see a knight is a master tactical advantage other forms of lighting the night before at 9:00 the vision, such as flares and searchlights, left the light exposed allies for stg44 aka the strongest version 44 was the weapon of choice to be modded with night vision mods included mounting a black light and infrared scope as a precaution not to blind the target user of the weapon with the flash mounted a concealer on the weapon a concealer would also help conceal the location of the use r by not revealing its position with the flash to turn on the black lamp an infrared sight had to use a pack with a battery se it says over 300 units were made and some of these units made it to the front lines in combat seen this new technology came with some problems one of which was the weight of the lamp and the scope was 2.25 kilograms this scope mounts on a weapon the stg44 weighing just over 4 kilograms the backpack contained a battery weighing 13.5 kilograms combine this with a standard form that the average
germansoldier had to carry which weighs It was around 20-25 kilograms that's not too mobile in that sense and the battery pack only had 15 minutes of power another downside was the design itself it didn't matter when only the Nazis had this technology but it would have been a bigger problem if If allies had similar technology, the type of night vision he uses is active, this means that the enemy seeks his night vision scope, the user would bear it. p massively, since the enemy will be able to see the infrared light that is produced from the black lamp.
All of these technology glitches have been worked out over time. which do not list the position of the users eg image intensification and thermal imaging the vamp was just an early example of night vision being used on standard infantry weapons night vision had first been used by the Germans in the war as early as 1942 I was tested on a 47mm anti-tank gun later in the war. This technology was also applied to vehicles. In 1942, a 75-millimeter pak 40 anti-tank gun was fitted with sights and a laboratory. The gun was then mounted on the Marauder tank destroyer two later, more tanks gained access to night vision equipment.
Approximately 50 Panther tanks were equipped with this night vision equipment in early 1945 along with the night vision range. in the equipped caravan it was around 400 to 600 meters to help the tanks perform better on the battlefield a half-track variant was made with a massive infrared lamp this half-track variant was named eagle owl could see up to 1.5 kilometers distance i could also use the searchlight to detect enemy tanks that are out of range or the mime smaller searchlight a mime could see an enemy tank bathed in the light emitted by the halftrack at about 700 meters my vision equipment was also used by artillery spotters and mounted on 6 machine guns this tech is another case of too little too late before we get to number 1 here are some quick honorable mentions for stg44 with curved bow and scope mod this gun could be shot around corners without exposing the operator from the weapon is very useful for combat tasks in closed spaces, the greaser made a magnetic mine with separate dors for optimal explosive distance from the tank it would be placed on but it would be a u18 with Panzerfaust this is a trainer aircraft that was converted for an anti tank role this was done with the addition of a couple of us mounted times on each wing this experiment was quickly discontinued number one for goliath mind tracked this is the world's first newest remote control The car inside the goliath was packed with up to 100 kilograms of explosives.
I think the name of this gun is German humor at its best when the Germans called this egg alive and then they call it a mouse anyway, but Goliath was used as a disposable remote control. controlled demolition vehicle was issued to engineers in special armored units was designed to be used against tanks fortified positions and strong points there were two variants of the Goliath electric and gasoline powered the electric variant has two electric motors one for each track of the Goliath inside At the rear of the Goliath was a cable reel about half a mile long.
This cable would connect to the operator controls. The cable would be used to provide. of power and to send a signaldetonation The first Goliath units arrived at the front in 1942 they built just over 7500 of the electric variant during the war the second balloon variant was gasoline the reason for the switch from electric to gasoline was due to the cost of manufacturing was cheaper to produce a gasoline variant than the electric variant. There were also a couple of new changes. Also, with this new variant, the armor increased from 5mm to 10mm. Another change was also the amount of explosives that was increased. from 70 kilograms to one hundred kilograms, just under five thousand units of the second Goliath variant were made between 1943 and the end of the war, while the Goliath was quite advanced for its time, it was not very successful, this is probably due to the disadvantages. of which there are quite a few, one is his low speed for Goliath, the top speed was quite low, just under 10km/h, with his low speed it would be quite easy to attack infantry if I His armor is low, 5mm at 10 millimeters, for babies, it could easily attack the Goliath with standard weapons.
A few rounds could easily disable it by destroying the tracks or engine or one lucky hit could cause the explosives to go off. Another disadvantage was that it is very low. ground clearance of just under 10 centimeters, this would make the smaller rocks avoid a large obstacle forcing the Goliathoper to be very careful, this would slow down the forward speed towards the target as the operator has to navigate obstacles while cost was addressed with the second petrol variant the amount of time and resources that went into one of these weapons could have been used to do something else with the higher payoff also mentioned for the control cable which was vulnerable a brave man with a standard trench tool could cut the control cable with a cable cut the goliath will no longer be able to move and the operator would not be able to detonate the bomb well there you have it those are my 5
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