German rocket launchers

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German rocket launchers

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Oct 2012 19:18

Hi all,

I start this new thread to collect information and pictures about various german rocket launchers of WW2:

Here, two images from Ebay: I think 28-32cm sWuG 40 launchers

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Re: German rocket launchers

Post by stril » 23 Oct 2012 21:30

I start this new thread to collect information and pictures about various german rocket launchers of WW2:
..another tread with ebaypictures.. :(
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Post by Zünder » 23 Oct 2012 22:23

stril wrote:
I start this new thread to collect information and pictures about various german rocket launchers of WW2:
..another tread with ebaypictures.. :(
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And that's a bad thing ?


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Re: German rocket launchers

Post by Manuferey » 24 Oct 2012 00:05

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,
I start this new thread to collect information and pictures about various german rocket launchers of WW2:
Here, two images from Ebay: I think 28-32cm sWuG 40 launchers
Sturm78
sWG40 indeed (wooden mounting frame - Wurfgestell 40) with the possible types of casing for the rockets themselves: wooden frame on the 1st picture and steel frame on the 2nd.

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Re: German rocket launchers

Post by stril » 24 Oct 2012 08:39

And that's a bad thing ?
Its just my opinion. Cant understand why one should have loads of ebaytreads. Why not keep them in one tread.
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Re: German rocket launchers

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Nov 2012 11:59

Hi all,

Two other images of the 28-32cm sWuG 40 launcher:

Images from Ebay
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See also http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... r#p1599162
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Re: German rocket launchers

Post by Manuferey » 29 Nov 2012 22:58

Nice pictures, Sturm78.

There is a small wire on the top picture that goes from a small wooden pole to each rocket and at least to another pole. Is it the ignition wire?

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Re: German rocket launchers

Post by Grzesio » 29 Nov 2012 23:09

Yes, it's the Gluehzuendkette - four igniters with different delay trains, launching a rocket every 2 s after a single electrical impulse.

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Post by Manuferey » 29 Nov 2012 23:30

Thank you very much, Grzesio. :D

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Re: German rocket launchers

Post by Sturm78 » 09 May 2013 11:48

Hi all,

Some images of 15cm Nebelwerfer 41 rocket launchers:

Images from EBay
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Re: German rocket launchers

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Jun 2013 22:28

Hi all,

Two images from EBay: 15cm Nebelwerfer 41

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Re: German rocket launchers

Post by Cobrahistorian » 23 Jun 2013 23:43

Fliegerfaust
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Re: German rocket launchers

Post by Grzesio » 24 Jun 2013 08:58

Amazing! 8O
Where this particular launcher comes from?
It seems to be complete, as opposed to the Moscow example.

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Re: German rocket launchers

Post by Cobrahistorian » 24 Jun 2013 12:31

It's in my collection at the US Army Air Defense Artillery Museum.

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Re: German rocket launchers

Post by Grzesio » 24 Jun 2013 13:12

Do you know the history (war and postwar) of this launcher?
I've never expected there was second Luftfaust preserved (except of a poor copy in the US).

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