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I blew something up this weekend
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:04 pm
This tank was heading for our lads...
I sent a Panzerschreck crew out to get it....
"What's a Panzerschreck?" I hear you ask
well check this out.... http://panzergrenadier.net/coppermine/d ... t=0&pos=21
That's the l;ads training with it.
Here's what it does in a battle.... Toastedtank.co.uk!!!!!!
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:51 am
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:59 am
Oh Come on Panz,
Stuart/Panzerschreck=Hammer/nuts...now if it had been a Churchill(hehehe..)..Luvverly piccie 'tho..
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:08 am
Do my eyes deceive me or the drivers hatch open?
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:10 pm
The hatch was shut when we hit it - I believe the force blew it open!!!
No - they were told to button up when they parked on the bridge..... Driver wearing full helmet and goggles decided he was sufficiently protected by upright hatch.
(trade secrets here) The charge was suspended at rack height about 1.5m from the vehicle. Fireball and resultant black smoke cloud completely enveloped tank and to audience (300m away to left of tank - our right in photo) it looked like a direct hit. Then a black smoke and a secondary explosion kicked in and the tank seemed to burn for a while.....
Steve - Against a schreck or a Faust no known tank including the German ones was impenetrable. The trick was getting the range right. I know a veteran who hit two Shermans front on with Fausts.... Both instant kills.... Straight in the front plate. I know another who hit a Cromwell amidships with a Schreckround and it popped the turret off the race!
It's all about giving the audience the "Wooo" factor. That particular set piece certainly does. Next year our Nebelwerfer will probably be the party piece... Six huge smoky screaming rockets climbing skywards to over 800ft...... Mmmmmmmmmm
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:23 pm
The effectiveness of infantry anti tank weapons is down to the design of the projectile - most were shaped charges where the front of the explosive inside the warhead has a conical depression in it (to simplify) - the cone focusses the force of the explosion and creates a small hole in the armour - this is made by melting the metal and spraying it inside the vehicle along with the explosive gases - technically a vehicle could survive if the jet of hot stuff didn't hit anything vital. ammo or the crew - if you fire it into the turret area and the jet hits the ammo then the whole thing goes off. Modern shoulder fired anti tank weapons work the same way - the delights of firing Karl Gustavs (the modern equivalent of the panzerchreck).
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:06 pm
Are you sure you weren't at Twinwoods?
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:02 pm
Got to be Spaced Armour...Spring Mattresses on the front of T-34's
....keep the jet away from the armour.
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:09 pm
ain't it true you never get smaller toys.
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:37 am
Duve..... I suppose it must be - We do have some bike and sidecars..... But we seem to attract people who like BIG toys.... one member is at present looking into the feasibility of BUILDING a replica StuGIII and we are chasing another tank..... (or three)
Did I mention we have a PaK 40 75mm AT gun? I'm sure I must have.....
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:51 pm
Nah, you don't want a nebelwerfer, you want one of these SdKfz 251 jobs withthe rockets mounted on the sides in firing crates! Then you get the fun of the minnie combined with a natty half track! - any chance of a cabbie??
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:07 pm
m300572 wrote:Nah, you don't want a nebelwerfer, you want one of these SdKfz 251 jobs withthe rockets mounted on the sides in firing crates! Then you get the fun of the minnie combined with a natty half track! - any chance of a cabbie??
You'd better make sure you're at Beltring next eyar then hadn't you?
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:06 pm
That is a cool picture. Hope the Stuart didnt need a new paint job. I have to say the best re-enactment I ever saw also was the only ww2 one I ever saw, at the last Kirby hall - truly amazing.
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:27 am
Not a mark on the vehicle... No soot, no scoring.... nada.