Original German WWII Panzerfaust 30 Klein Anti-Tank Launcher and Replica Rocket - INERT

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a wonderful example of the “throw away” rocket launcher as used by German forces during WWII. The rocket is a replicated example and was never filled with any explosive content. The tube has been demilitarized and rendered inoperable according to the current BATF standards governing this type of ordnance.

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Panzerfaust 30 klein ("small") or Faustpatrone (Translated literally to mean: Tank Fist Small) was the original version of the Panzerfaust. First delivered in August 1943 with a total weight of 3.2 kilograms (7.1 lb) and overall length of 98.5 cm (38.8 in). The 30 was indicative of the nominal maximum range of 30 m (33 yd). It had a 3.3 cm (1.3 in) diameter tube containing 54 grams (1.9 oz) of black powder propellant launching a 10 cm (3.9 in) warhead carrying 400 g (14 oz) of explosive. The projectile traveled at just 30 m (98 ft) per second and could penetrate 140 mm (5.5 in) of armor.

This ingenious throw away Rocket and Launcher was one of AH's last ditch weapons adopted by the NSDAPs to try and repel the invading Allies on both the Eastern and Western fronts. "Most authors agree that production of the Panzerfaust Klein was halted somewhere in early 1944, due to its insufficient penetration of armor and replaced by the larger model."

The original leaf sight and plunger trigger assembly are still present though completely separated and non functional. The rocket head has been emptied of explosive and the propellant, as found in the tube, has been discarded. One of the delicate sprung steel fins of the rocket is present and still attached.

The tube itself still retains much of the original paint and red stencil markings.

Here is a very rare chance to own an original panzerfaust 30 klein rocket and launcher set.

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