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30 cm Raketenwerfer 56

Rocket Artillery




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Service Data:

In Service: 1944 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer:
Number built: 694

Technical Data:

Type: Raketenwerfer

Calibre: 30 cm
Length: 2.19 m
Weight: 1,735 kg
Breech: electrically fired
Recoil:
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
Variants:
30 cm Raketenwerfer 56
30 cm Nebelwerfer 42

Other: Rocket Artillery
Articles:

History:

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

Gallery:


Heer Comments

Sources:

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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