Wehrmacht History 1935 to 1945


Sponsored Links

My Other Sites

Sponsored Links

30 cm Raketenwerfer 56

Rocket Artillery

Sorry no image available

Service Data:

In Service: 1944 to 1945

Production Data:

Number built: 694

Technical Data:

Type: Raketenwerfer

Calibre: 30 cm
Length: 2.19 m
Weight: 1,735 kg
Breech: electrically fired
Carriage: split trail
Elevation: -3° to +45°
Traverse: 22 30
Rate of fire: rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 230 m/s
Effective range: 4,550 m
Shell Weight: 45.00 kg
Used by: Heer
30 cm Raketenwerfer 56
30 cm Nebelwerfer 42

Other: Rocket Artillery


The 30 cm Raketenwerfer 56 (30 cm RWf 56) was a six barreled multiple rocket launcher mounted on the carriage of the 5 cm PaK 38 anti-tank gun. And fired a 30 cm Wurfkörper 42 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


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

For a complete list of sources
WWII News articles from around the world

Sponsored Links

WWII Timeline
World War Two Timeline, detailing every event, day by day from 1935 through to 1945.
WWII Timeline

Support This Site
There are many ways to help support this site if you would like more information
Click Here

Join Our Newsletter
To receive the latest news on Book Reviews, Movies and site updates join my free Newsletter

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Bookmark & Share
Please bookmark this site and tell your friends!
Bookmark and Share

This website is NOT meant to promote Nazism, the politics of Adolf Hitler, or any other political ideology. It deals with the subject of German military during a particular period of history nothing else.

©Wehrmacht History

Reliable Web Hosting