Help about Panzeblitz for Fw190's

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  1. weinace

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    Hi! I am a VERY new member and, after 45 years of working 'for the man', am retired and can AT LAST ressurect my interest in FW190. Can anyone help me with the Panzerblitz I Panzerblitz II and Panzerblitz III?

    Some say PZI was an 88mm mortar round with a rocket attached, PZII was a R4M with a Panzerschreck warhead attached and have only heard of a PzIII. Other references say something TOTALLY different.

    Thanks - weinace _ I'm trying to track down Rodeike book I've been recommended to buy - all I have is Green's Warplanes of Third Reich whioch I bought in 1970!!
     
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    All i now is that some panzerblitz version was a modified r4m with a larger warhead for ground attacking :D

    best regards chris
     
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    Thanks Chris for your prompt reply!
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    The only thing I could find on it is from The Encyclopedia of Weapons of WW2 page 416:

    "...two years later some FW 190s were fitted with an improved rocket variant in October 1944, the first to be fitted to these aircraft. These were Panzerschreck missles of 88mm (3.46-in) calibre, the design source being originally the infantry 'bazooka'. Each aircraft was fitted to take six of these weapons, and in December the new Panzerblitz Pb 1 missile (also 88-mm calibre) was introduced: this packed something like twice the punch of the Panzerschreck, but neither was used on any scale."
     
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    friends it is nothing stated above. the R4M came in the typical bomber killing war head or could be fitted with a Panzerschreck head for busting up Soviet Tank and MT columns of which it did remarkable work under the tuteledge of JG 7 in march/April of 45.

    the Panzerblitz was an under-rack fitted rocket in case of some 6 ? under each wing fitted to the SG Fw 109F's during later 44 till wars end.
    finding pics of the unit and racks is somewhat difficult, so will have to have a look see

    the photo-page may or may not help but enjoy regardless .........

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    Erich, is that the name of those rockets/bombs that were magnetic and were released when flying over a metallic object, like a tank?
     
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    Thanks very much for reply. Am trying to build up a library, what was the book from which the photographs came?
    regards,
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    thanks very much for info!! Will keep digging:p
     
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    Thanks very much for information on a confusing subject
    regards,
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    the last info by LW messer is incorrect as I have stated above. it was not an R4M altered but a different rocket
     
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    I could be wrong no offence but i am pretty sure one panzerblitz version was a modified r4m with ground busting warhead, there is at least one picture of it give me a few days and i snagg it up.
     
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    all Panzerblitz were air to ground based the R4M with the 8.8cm Panzerschreck head was used by the jet unit JG 7 against Soviet armor and MT in 1945. two different operating systems
     
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    Thanks for continuing to help on this!!!
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