21.4.2017

Panzerfaust 1944

Many Panzerfäuste were sold to Finland, which urgently needed them, as the Finnish forces did not have enough anti-tank weapons that could penetrate heavily armored Soviet tanks like the T-34 and IS-2. 

                   

The Finnish experience with the weapon and its adaptability to Finnish needs was mixed, and only 4,000 of 25,000 Panzerfäuste delivered were expended in combat. 

The manual that came with the weapon upon delivery to the Finns included depictions of where to aim the weapon on the Soviet T-34 and US Sherman tanks.


                                      Pika-koulutus ja tutustuminen uuteen aseeseen
                               Quick-training and getting to know the new weapon

                               Tali - Ihantala taistelualue oli 10 km x 10 km kokoinen

Tali - Ihantalan taistelussa neuvostoliiton armeija kärsi yhden suurimmista menetyksistä täällä Karjalan kannaksella.
Kenraali Govorovin hyökkäys pysähtyi, ja syynä olivat joukkojen suuret menetykset.

Yksi Neuvostoliiton kaartin pataljoona sisältää 2 200 miestä. Monissa näistä osastoista jäljellä oli vain 40-100 miestä, ja monet jalkaväkipataljoonan menetykset olivat 70-80% alkuperäisestä vahvuudesta.

Toisen maailmansodan aikana panssarinyrkillä oli mahdollista tuhota kaikki tuon ajan rintamakäytössä olevat panssarivaunutyypit. 

Taktisesti aseen suurin ongelma oli ammuksen alhaisen lähtönopeuden aiheuttama lyhyt ampumaetäisyys ja ampujan suojattomuus. 
Kehittyneimmän mallin ampumaetäisyys oli 125 metriä, mutta esimerkiksi tyyppi 30:n kantama oli vain noin 30 metriä.

Suomeen tuotiin kahta panssarinyrkin versiota, F1 (pikku nyrkki, Panzerfaust 30 Klein) kaliiperiltaan 100 mm ja F2 (iso nyrkki Panzerfaust 30), jonka kaliiperi oli 142 mm. Ase painoi noin viisi kiloa, mistä ammuksen paino oli noin kolme kiloa. 

Ammuksen halkaisija oli 150 mm. Panssarinyrkki oli halpa massa-ase, vuonna 1944 valmistusmäärä oli yli viisi miljoonaa.

Putken takapäästä purkautuvien ammuksen raketin kuumien palokaasujen vuoksi putken takana täytyi olla useita metrejä vapaata tilaa.
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Neuvostoliitto käytti pääasiassa näitä säiliömalleja taisteluun suomalaisia joukkoja vastaan, kesäkuu 1944 taisteluissa Karjalan kannaksella. Noin 750 näistä vaunuista tuhoutui, pääasiassa Tali - Ihantala taistelussa (750 kaikki, kesä 1944 kannas alue)

Soviet uses mainly these tank models in battle against the finnish troops, june 1944 battles, to karelian isthmus. About 750 of these wagons were destroyed in the battle,
mainly in the Tali - Ihantala fight (750 are total 1944 summer, istmus area battles)
                                                "Klim"  Kv-1

                  Aiheeseen liittyvä kuva
                              Iosif Stalin, JS-2 tank

                            Kuvahaun tulos haulle Iosif stalin 2 tank karelian isthmus
           The Soviet SU-152 heavy self-propelled guns on the Karelian Isthmus


                                                T 34-76

                                                         T 34-85
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Four Panzerfaust 30s in original shipping crate, on display at the Helsinki Military Museum 

During the Second World War Panzerfaust could be destroy wery easy all types armored vehicles what are use in frontlines. 
The biggest problem are this weapon short distance and the shooting, because shooters defenselessness are very the low initial speed of the projectile. 

The most advanced model firing distance was 125 meters, but for example, the type 30 range was only about 30 meters.

Import includes two version of armor strikes, who import introduced to Finland, F1 (little fist, Panzerfaust 30 Klein) 100 mm in caliber, and F2 (big fist Panzerfaust 30) with a caliber 142 mm.
The weapon weighed about five kilos, where the weight of the projectile was about three kilos. The diameter of the projectile was 150 mm. Armor strike was a cheap mass weapon, in 1944 the production volume was over five million.

Due to the hot flame gases in the missile rocket, the rocket had to have several meters of free space behind the pipe.

                   
Panzerfaust-armed Finnish soldiers (soldier in foreground is also armed with a Suomi KP/-31) passing the wreckage of a Soviet T-34 tank, destroyed by detonation, in the Battle of Tali-Ihantala. Tali - Ihantala battle area was 10 km x 10 km sizes

Tali - Ihantala: Red Army suffered one of biggest losses here, in Karelian isthmus.
General Govorov's assault stalled, reason are very massive losses, of the troops.
One of the Soviet Guard regiments contains 2,200 men. In many of these regimes there were only 40 to 100 men left, and many infantry-battalions losses were 70 to 80%, original strength.

14.4.2017

FA-photo - SA-kuvat




                                                 First aid, hit in the neck

                                                           Two death, horse transport
                                                   Soviet prisons

                                                   soviet nurse, and soldier both prisoners

                              A wounded soviet officer, first aid to the wound

                                           first aid station

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                     Kuvahaun tulos haulle sotakuvat
                                 pause offline

Escape out of island, some without shoes and only some of the clothes, when the enemy surprised they by night.

                                      after the battle

Over the winter sleeps..

Lotta women Töpinä-car (cantina-car) close to the front line.
Apparently, the model 1932 Ford B-Phaeton-cabriolet, which has been cut off, now pickup truck
SA-pictures
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                                                          destroyed BA-10


                                                     Captured BT-7

                            
                                        BT-7 tank are stopped

impedimenta in the mud, war booty two turret T-26, towing fighter Ford trucks


                                          Very rare light tank, T-50

                                             the war booty heavy howitzer

                            
                                       Lost stu-40 (pz-III body)

                                                              Old 150 mm howitzer

                                              Old and heavy finnish field gun

                                            T-34 test drive

                          war bounty, soviet 155mm gun + komsomolets tractor

                                                      Pz-III 

                                            T-34 test drive

                                                         the war booty howitzer

        Finnish rocket launcher test, (pilot stage) mounting Russian 45mm-gun body

                                                  Stu 40 

                                    French made 25 mm at-gun, nickname Marianne

                                       Nice, and very rare. T-30 light tank, near new

                                                 Stu 40 gannon pipe, more stripes...

                                                               T-34 body repairs...

                                                 T-34 body + turret

                                                    T-34 body + turret

T-34 bottom side

                                                           war bounty, soviet 155mm gun + komsomolets tractor

Breda 20 mm aa gun

                                                         Madsen 20 mm aa-gun

                                                 war bounty, soviet 75mm field gun

                            
                                                   Field gun 75 mm

                                                            Bofors 40 mm aa-gun

                              Finnish 76 mm aa gun

                                   Captured half-track car and a 122 mm howitzer

                                              Tampella 120 mm mortar

                                                      New weapon, panzerfaust...

                           
                                                            Two pipe Lahti aa-mg

                                                              Mp-40

                                              gun designer Aimo Lahti

                                                     Pak 75 mm

                                                   MG-nest, in frontline


broadcast propaganda

radio broadcast vehicle

                                    the neighbor trench, branching out


                               soviet 125mm ampoule thrower, finnish army test


                                    Italian MAS boat and breda 20mm gun



wilderness long patrol explore the village soviet area, before the attack this partisan village


                    crushed coffee beans, use a helmet and arm hand grenade


                                                     Pak 75mm


field-post parcels

VL Myrsky.jpg
VL Myrsky (English: Storm) was a Finnish World War II fighter, designed by the State Aircraft Factory (Valtion lentokonetehdas) for the Finnish Air Force. The models of the aircraft were Myrsky IMyrsky II, and Myrsky III.   (VL = Valmet = State metal industries)


                                            Bristol Blenheim, short nose

          Tuisku-II (snowstorm) elementary school, and communications aircraft

Brewster fighter, pilot own uppercut

                                                film cameraman

                                                    Air control

group of military priests, in the middle is a bishop

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Hitlers visit. Hitler spent six hours in Imatra 04.06.1942. After the food Mannerheim, Ryti and Hitler discussed the salon wagon. Mannerheim 75 years birthday, and he received the title of Marshal of Finland.

Mannerheim make a return visit to Germany 27 to 28. June 1942.
He became Hitler's Eastern Front Headquarters Wolf's nest, and also Hermann Göringin guest Reichsjägerhof Rominten.

                                                  Gift for Hitler