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The Panzerfaust was a hand-held German anti-tank weapon with a hollow-charge/shaped-charge warhead. The Panzerfaust was in use from 1943 until the end of the war. When used against tanks, the Panzerfaust had an impressive Beyond-armour effect. During the last stages of the war, many poorly trained conscripts were given a Panzerfaust and nothing else.

The Panzerfaust is quite known due its shape and name, but the question is, how effective was it actually? On this video, Military History Visualized describes the basics working of the Panzerfaust and also looks at the kill numbers and compares them with other close combat weapons, like the Panzerschreck and anti-tank guns (PaK).

Panzerfaust armed German soldiers on the Eastern Front, 1945 [Via Wikipedia - Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-H28150]


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