The Raketenpanzerbüchse 54, or Panzerschrek RPzB as it is better known, is a reusable German anti-tank rocket launcher. It fires 88mm high explosive anti-tank (HEAT) rockets, and its design is mostly derivative of the American M1A1 Bazooka. The first iteration of the Panzerschrek, the RPzB 43, lacked the distinctive and recognizable blast shield of later models. Revisions were made, and in 1943, the RPzB 54/1 replaced the older Panzerschreks, boasting an impressive effective range of 180 meters. The RPzB series launchers retained many of the design flaws present in the Bazooka, including the heavy dark smoke trails that followed in the wake of each shot, which gave away the fire team's position and put them at significant risk of return fire.
The Panzerschreck is a German anti-tank rocket launcher and it is an excellent tool for fighting armoured units as infantry from afar. This launcher greatly out ranges other anti-tank grenades, with good effect at 10-70 meters and moderate accuracy up to and including 100-150 meters. The sights can be zeroed to 50m, 100m and 150m. The rockets fly faster than and have less arching trajectory than the rockets from the Bazooka M1A1, making up for the blast shield.
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