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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 18:39 pm 
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any more info available on this prototype?

http://www.bellum.nu/armoury/Luftfaust.html

The Luftfaust ("air fist") was an anti-aircraft, recoilless shoulder-fired weapon not really related to the Panzerfaust. There were two versions: the original Luftfaust-A featured four barrels of 2cm-caliber, firing 2cm-projectiles that weighed 90g and contained 19g of explosive, the projectiles were fitted to a little rocket stage. When fired in a salvo, the projectiles reached a velocity of 380 m/s.

The Luftfaust-B addressed the problem of the inaccurate and unsatisfactory hit groups achieved by the Luftfaust-A by kengthening the barrels and increasing the number of barrels to nine. The weapon now had a length of 150cm and weighed 6.5 kg. The nine projectiles were shot in one salvo with 0.2 sec. between the individual barrels. Although large orders for the weapon were placed in 1945, actually only 80 of these weapons were used in combat trials.

The Fliegerfaust ("airplane fist") had the same basic design of the Luftfaust but featured six barrels with a diameter of 3cm. It was to use the 3cm - projectiles of the Maschinenkanone MK108 machine-cannon used in fighter aircraft such as the Me262 jet. These bullets weighed 330g and contained 75g of explosives. The weapon did not advance beyond the trial stage

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couple of pics......

http://www.250-hispana.com/foro_250H/vi ... sc&start=0

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From memory..

didn't the ammo come as a ready packed unit to fit straight to the back end, so as to allow a quick 'mag' change? I seem to remember also that various rounds could be used, ie HE for AA use, AP for ground use, based on a regular 20mm shell..

have an original TM45-1 around here somewhere, i'll check if it's in there...


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Supposedly only ever issued to a unit fighting near Saarbrucken in April(ish) 45. don't know if anyone else got hold of any.

Yes the ammo came in a round clip that was inserted into the back, there's a picture of an american with one and an ammo pouch for it, rar as rocking horse s**t!

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this one?


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