Panzerfaust – How Effective was it?

How Effective was it?

The Panzerfaust was a hand-held German anti-tank weapon with a hollow-charge/shaped-charge warhead. It is quite known due its shape and name, but the question is, how effective was it actually? This video describe 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).

Military History Visualized provides a series of short narrative and visual presentations like documentaries based on academic literature or sometimes primary sources. Videos are intended as introduction to military history, but also contain a lot of details for history buffs. Since the aim is to keep the episodes short and comprehensive some details are often cut.

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