Destroyed German captured Renault FT-17 with installed RPzB.54 Panzerschreck anti-tank rocket launcher instead of a gun

  1. In this case its a crew served Puppchen recoilless gun at least, rather than a shoulder fired weapon like the post title says. :)

  2. The panzerschreck rounds were actually taken from a small crew served AT weapon that was obsolete at the time. Think forgotten weapons did a video on it!

  3. The panzerschreck rounds were actually taken from a small crew served AT weapon that was obsolete at the time. Think forgotten weapons did a video on it!

  4. I think the french still used some in the indochina war during the defense of Dien Bien Phu, tho only dug into the ground as stationary turrets. The last time it was properly used during battle as a tank was WW2

  5. What was incorrect in my post? It was photo of FT with Panzerschreck, I've said that it was photo of FT with Panzerschreck. I haven't claimed anything, I just have assumed that it may be Renault FT used on Western front, because the ones used on Eastern front had markings (Balkenkreuz or at least white cross)

  6. The FT's hung around a lot longer than people might otherwise expect. Even into the later stages of WW2, rebuilt variants were still in service with the Germans. Most of those rebuilt ones had a different motor and transmission in place, which allowed for an ever so slight increase in speed. Firepower was still crap, though many saw their main guns replaced with machine guns.

  7. Yes, well not in every case. The Germans even in the late-war had a project to develop lightly armoured, but well armed vehicles - with the idea being that the enemy were constantly developing better guns, so trying to protect tanks against them was too costly of an arms race. It didn't really result in much, though the French followed through with similar post-war with their AMX series.

  8. Wow, didn’t know they used FT17’s. Didn’t also the soviets use a Mark (?) tank sometime during the war? Might be confusing it with the Germans.

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