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Bazooka-Shaped charge??


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They are an early 'shaped charge' warhead. The power of the shaped charge IS related to its diameter as you suggest, but for the penetration of first generation armour plate, it didn't need to be bigger than the bazooka warhead. Spaced and composite (Chobham) armours were developed to combat the early weapons, leading to an arms race of warhead size versus armour thickness/type. Search on the forum for "Panzerfaust" to find a link to an excellent on-line resource on anti-armour weapons (by M. Hofbauer I believe?)

>> Looked it up myself =) --> http://www.geocities.com/Augusta/8172/panzerfaust.htm




Chris Pick


[This message has been edited by ChrisPick (edited 11-30-99).]

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