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GunsOfBrixton29

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#1 14 years ago

Why are the panzer fausts still so cheap? Not only do they come with a K98, but can destroy almost any Allied tank in one shot.




Big Lebowski

This is not nam

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#2 14 years ago

and your suggestion is...??




Machony Leeoun

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#3 14 years ago

Because thats how strong they were in RL, they cut through most allied armor like a hot knife through butter.




Exel

The stubborn Finn

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#4 14 years ago

They still fail remarkably often...




plee

aka [A47]Paul Lehmann

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#5 14 years ago

If you fail to destroy the tank with the one Faust shot you have, you're usually screwed. Bazookas on the other hand come with 3 extra rounds...




emonkies

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#6 14 years ago

Shot a KV-1 in teh tail and a Tiger I in the tail and didnt kill either one.




Exel

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#7 14 years ago

KV-1 withstands at least 2 shots to the sides. According to some the Panzerfaust 100 was able to penetrate Tiger's front hull with ease. Don't know if it's correct or not, but if it is, then the 'fausts are still underpowered.




emonkies

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#8 14 years ago

In Belton Coopers book "Deathtraps: The Survival Of A Armored Division" he spoke of his group inspecting the aftermath of a Battle where 6 Tiger II's had ambushed a American Combat Command. The US CC was all but wiped out and they knowcked out 3 of the Tiger II's.

Cooper was curious about how well a Panzerfaust would penetrate a Tiger II. He walked to front of Tiger II, turned armound and walked 100 paces as that was his best guess for 100M. He turned and aimed at the Tiger II's turret front, fired, hit, and walked up to inspect the damage. He said a neat hole had melted through the front of the turret armor. That armor is about 180mm thick.

He did not specify what version of the Panzerfaust he used but it was in 1945. It should also be noted that this man had no previous experience with firing a Panzerfaust. According to Cooper the Projectile went exzactly where he aimed.

Also I want to mention that Cooper and his driver often travelled at night in a jeep running reports to the rear and that they always carried 2 or 3 Panzerfausts as they were fairly common.




Tas

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#9 14 years ago

Yousee, the faust is strong. It was also in real life. But keep in mind in real life tanks often had infantry support. else they were screwed when fighting in anything else then a complete open field.. So next time you see that german flag, support your infantry from some distance instead of rushing into town with your tin can.




Kingrudolf

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#10 14 years ago

I really like the increased AT weapon range. It's almost perfect.