James Boren (jboren@earthlink.net)
Sun, 19 Dec 1999 19:39:14 -0800


>At 07:50 12/19/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>>And another thing, whats with all these Sturmfausts? speaking in terms of
>>history, Wasn't the Panzerfaust a Nazi weapon used before they had bazookas?
>
> Not exactly. IIRC, the Germans captured a US bazooka, and
>reverse-engineered their own bazooka called a Panzershreck (Tank Terror).
>The Panzerfaust (Tank Fist) was a latter development, a recoiless rifle with
>a very big shaped charged warhead.
>
>>So wouldn't it just be logical to say that since the Bazookas make the
>>Sturfausts useless? If so why do MG Zaku and Dom stll have them?
>
> A one shot, very powerful weapon. The Strumfaust probably pack much
>more explosive firepower (and it's probably a shaped charge as well) that
>would have been very difficult to build into a reloadable weapon.
>
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>Lim Jyue
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>
The Sturmfaust is alive and well in the form of the Russian RPG (rocket
propelled grenade). The Russians copied the germans but substituted a
resuable launch tube instead of the disposable German one. Is it useless?
Hardly, Chechen rebels reportably took out a column of Russian tanks early
this week.

-James

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