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28/32 cm Nebelwerfer 41

Rocket Artillery

28/32 cm Nebelwerfer 41

Service Data:

In Service: 1941 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built: 345

Technical Data:


Calibre: 28/32 cm
Length: m
Weight: 1,130 kg
Breech: electrically fired
Carriage: box trail
Elevation: +13° 30 to +45°
Traverse: 22 30
Rate of fire: rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 145 m/s
Effective range: 1,925 m
Shell Weight: 41.50 kg
Used by: Heer
28/32 cm Nebelwerfer 41
28/32 cm Wurfkörper

Other: Rocket Artillery


The 28/32 cm Nebelwerfer 41 (28/32 cm Nb.Wf 41) was a six barreled multiple rocket launcher mounted on a two wheeled carriage. And fired a 28 cm Wurfkörper Spreng missile or the 32 cm Wurfkörper Flamm 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
Schweres Wurfgerät 40/41
The 28 and 32 cm rockets could also be fired from their packing cases, the cases had hinged legs to adjust elevation. The packing cases could also be mounted on schwere Wurfrahmen 40 frames attacked to the sides of Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf. B, Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf. C, Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf. D The 28/32 cm Nebelwerfer 41 was also adapted for Luftwaffe use early in 1943 and was known as 28/32 cm Wurfkörper Bordwaffe


28/32 cm Nebelwerfer 41 picture 2
28/32 cm Nebelwerfer 41 picture 3
Schweres Wurfgerät 40/41 picture 4
Schweres Wurfgerät 40/41 picture 5
Sd.Kfz. 251/1 mittlere Schützenpanzerwagen Wurfrahmen 40 Ausf. C picture 6
Sd.Kfz. 251/1 mittlere Schützenpanzerwagen Wurfrahmen 40 Ausf. D picture 7

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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