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15 cm Nebelwerfer 41

Rocket Artillery

15 cm Nebelwerfer 41

Service Data:

In Service: 1941 to 1945

Production Data:

Number built:

Technical Data:

Type: Nebelwerfer

Calibre: 15 cm
Length: 1.3 m
Weight: 590 kg
Breech: electrically fired
Carriage: split trail
Elevation: +13° 30 to +45°
Traverse: 22 30
Rate of fire: rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 340 m/s
Effective range: 6,900 m
Shell Weight: 34.7 kg
Used by: Heer

Other: Rocket Artillery


The 15 cm Nebelwerfer 41 ( 15 cm Nb.Wf 41) was a six barreled multiple rocket launcher mounted on a modified 3.7 cm PaK 36 carriage. And fired a 15 cm Wurfgranate 41 Spreng missile that was spin stabilised electrically fired. The crews of these weapons could only fire once because smoke trails marked the firing location, making it relatively easy for the enemy to shoot back. Counter-battery fire was thus a serious issue for rocket units


15 cm Nebelwerfer 41 picture 2
15 cm Nebelwerfer 41 picture 3

Heer Comments


German Artillery in World War II. 1939-1945.
ISBN-10: 0887407625

German Artillery of World War Two.
ISBN-10: 1853672610

German Rocket Launchers in WWII
ISBN-10: 0887402402

German infantry weapons of World War II.
ISBN-10: 0882543725

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