Grenade, Anti-Tank, Panzerfaust 30 Gretchen, Launcher

Grenade, Anti-Tank, Panzerfaust 30 Gretchen, Launcher

     

This launcher tube is was used with one of the larger Panzerfaust (literally Tank Fist) anti-tank grenades, probably the Panzerfaust 30 Gretchen (for Gross = large) (the 30 indicates optimum range in meters, about 100 ft). Thesegrenade launchers were not rockets, as the charge remained in the disposable tube. The Panzerfaust 30 Gretchen was produced in 1943-44.

The Smithsonian's artifact is cut open lengthwise and was acquired from the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum in 1989.

Transferred from the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum

Country of Origin
Germany

Type
ARMAMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Steel
Paper
Paint
Dimensions
3-D: 80 x 5.1 x 7.6cm (31 1/2 x 2 x 3 in.)

This launcher tube is was used with one of the larger Panzerfaust (literally Tank Fist) anti-tank grenades, probably the Panzerfaust 30 Gretchen (for Gross = large) (the 30 indicates optimum range in meters, about 100 ft). Thesegrenade launchers were not rockets, as the charge remained in the disposable tube. The Panzerfaust 30 Gretchen was produced in 1943-44.

The Smithsonian's artifact is cut open lengthwise and was acquired from the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum in 1989.

Transferred from the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum

Country of Origin
Germany

Type
ARMAMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Steel
Paper
Paint
Dimensions
3-D: 80 x 5.1 x 7.6cm (31 1/2 x 2 x 3 in.)

ID: A19890583000