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Panzerfaust – How Effective was it? – Military History

July 25, 2019

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  • Reply Military History Visualized July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

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  • Reply Worsel July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Excellent analysis. Could you compare them to hand held AT weapons used by other countries in WW II?

  • Reply Essex 37 July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    I don't know which one I like better, the panzerschreck or panzerfaust. with one I get more tank killing power but with the other, I get an impromptu melee weapon

  • Reply MrSimythe July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Wonder if anyone has data on the cost effectiveness of the Panzerfaust vs the 7.5cm.

  • Reply Robert Dawson July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    My Uncle Hans was a 15 year old Fallschirmjager during Battle of the Bulge.He received the Iron Crosses 1st and 2nd class for knocking out 5 Sherman tanks.He ended surrendering because he was tired of being hungry cold tired scared and homesick.

  • Reply Mark Danner July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    I love the breakdown of Meters into Shermans and T34s.

  • Reply donal finn July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    I was interested until you started drowning me with all those facts about other weapons/ kill rate etc.

  • Reply Smitfraud C July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    As far as i know the Panzerfaust was more effective in the western front as there were much more possibilities of concealment and fast retreating. Also the french countryside was devided by lots of obstacles which prevented long range engangements. Nevertheless even the russians called the Antitank Inf. "Faustniks" and delivered field Modifcations vs. the Panzerfaust troops. especially when in urban environments.

  • Reply Sayori Salvato July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    The Panzerfaust
    Cheap
    Easy to Manufacture
    1 shot
    1 kill

  • Reply Jay D July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Didn't it translate to armour-fist instead of tank? Panzerkamphwagon means armoured fighting vehicle. Not tank fighting vehicle…..

  • Reply SCP Foundation July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    but it's totally effective für destroy somebody house

  • Reply logibear64 July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Wonderful analysis. To judge the success of a weapons system is whether it was copied or influenced other designs. The panzerfaust lives on today in many different forms from the American LAW to the Russian RPG to name a few.

  • Reply Not Dave's Channel July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    I'm curious what the process was by which stats such as tank kills by weapon were generated. As you point out, they have to be approached as a total Salzfest, but was someone tasked with asking troops who were fighting for their lives about the details of every engagement?

  • Reply USO y0rian July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Nice vid boy

  • Reply Josepi The miner July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Did the Italians use the panzerfaust

  • Reply Martymoar July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    wtf are you talking? you compare a AT gun to a Handheld AT weapon – AT guns were limitied in mobility while Panzerfaust was much more available and and "at Hand" when neccesary and these were not just used against tank – against everything they could so stop compare Apples with pears…

  • Reply Jeffrey Plum July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    What is clearly missing from this data is the number weapons used against other types of target. An enemy truck or other light vehicle would have very bad day hit with such weapon. A disabled vehicle could stall an advance, cheaply. Anti-tank guns require large crews and support equipment. Infantry could use these things and retreat. A motorcycle or jeep like vehicle could support such rear guard actions. A nice video. thanks.

  • Reply Houston Helicopter Tours July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Judging by your accent, you're either from the south-most corner of Germany or straight outta Austria.

  • Reply Bernard Vreulink July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    I admire your effort and calculations. THANKS!

  • Reply N8_Diako July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Schöner Deutscher Akzent

  • Reply Aliffkhafifi Abdullah July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Panzerfaust,whermacht FUBAR?….

  • Reply Scott Holt July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Consider a comparison of the panzerfaust vs the British PIAT. This would make a better comparison than a long range A/T gun vs a short range,man portables weapon.

  • Reply Jason .C July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Make a panzer with these as boxing gloves.

  • Reply Calveith TV July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Zis is a Tank fist. It fists tanks

  • Reply Olde Grunt July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    when you start seeing the math on usage vs kills…you see why experts talk logistics and amateurs talk tactics

  • Reply Craig Stuart July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    It's called Munroe effect not Monroe.

  • Reply jaxative jax July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    If there had of been a post-war Nazi insurgency, such as featured in Harry Turtledove's novel The man With the Iron Heart, those tank fists would've been the most important and the most feared weapons for spreading terror amongst occupying forces.

    If ever there was a weapon ideally suited for ambush and hit-and-fade tactics it's this relatively simple to make weapon.

  • Reply Mom's Spaghetti July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    They made really good colanders after the war

  • Reply Sun Tzu July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    sirven contra el titan acorazado?

  • Reply Daniel Vedberg Sekulic July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    One of the most advanced tech made late war, yet redicolously simple.

  • Reply mindyourownbusiness July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    How does the cost per kill compare between the panzerfaust and an artillary piece? I'm betting that would tip the scales!

  • Reply Will Outlaw July 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Operator had to be quit stupid for fighting for Hitler.

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