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02-23-2005, 01:29 PM
that germans also had their "grenade launchers" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. Looks the same system as the american
03-13-2005, 08:51 PM
Thanks for the link. I did not know that, either.
03-14-2005, 11:30 AM
Yes, but it seems they were used more in the early parts of the war and on the Eastern front, rather than post June 6th of 44.
03-16-2005, 09:40 AM
Maybe the german doctrine didn't believe in the use of grenade launcher as they had a small blast radius and impact.
03-16-2005, 03:27 PM
They were also pretty ineffective. See that little AT grenade, fat chance of it taking out a Sherman, maybe lucky and get a half track with it (inside the half track that is) or inside a tank destroyer, but not much else. Quite a few have surfaced in the Bulge area recently, but this doesnt mean much, as the ones found could be duds (see why they didnt use them) or could have been a rear supply area. The US used them quite a bit more for anti personell, as the bazooka was far greater at the AT role than the rifle grenade
03-18-2005, 11:51 AM
Grenades launcher from rifles were, I think, never used for taking out armored tanks, only anto personell like a tankcrew sitting on a tank or a half track full of soldiers.
03-22-2005, 05:21 PM
By June of '44, the Germans had the RPzB-54 "Panzerschrek" launcher and Panzerfaust disposable launchers in fairly wide distribution. Since they worked wonders against allied tanks, it's no wonder the rifle grenades fell out of favor.