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Stumped on that one. I have no clue what it is...but I think I want one...


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Old 12-06-2014, 08:09 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Stumped on that one.
I have no clue what it is...but I think I want one
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Old 12-06-2014, 08:16 AM   #22 (permalink)
 
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Fliegerfaust

A late entry into the war, the Fliegerfaust (“pilot fist”) wasn’t developed until 1944. Also known as the Luftfaust (air fist), it was a portable ground-to-air rocket launcher, designed to be held and fired by a soldier. Due to a small firing range of only 460 meters (1,500 ft), it was only useful against planes that came relatively close to the ground. More than 10,000 of them were ordered for production, but they were apparently not widely deployed, as only 80 of them were found in late April 1945. In photos taken in Berlin after the Allies arrived, examples of the weapon can be seen lying in the rubble.

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Sure glad they ran out of gas.
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:05 AM   #24 (permalink)
 
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We have a winner!..can't say I ever have seen one in person and imagine they are pretty rare these days..wonder if they ever shot any aircraft down?
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