Tom Hardy in Das Heer und Waffen-SS

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Owen, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. JDKR

    JDKR Member

    That’s better! I can now get out from behind the sofa!
     
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  2. Owen

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    You made me look for chaps standing with panzerfausts & we did make a booboo with that .
     

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  3. Owen

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  4. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    To Tom's rescue:
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  5. Owen

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    Was that taken in WW2 & not modern reenactors ?
    Look at matey on the left holding the MP40.
    Very casual.
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  6. JDKR

    JDKR Member

    Perhaps Wolfgang mishandling his Panzerfaust missed lesson 1 on the weapon - Characteristics and Safe Handling.
     
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  7. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    One can confidently assume that nowadays every halfway ambitious reenactor has better basic military knowledge than the cannon fodder sent to the front as replacements at the end of 1944. At that time, those in the training units were only trained to be totally obedient.

    The original caption reads: "SS cavalry ready to march. Soldiers awaiting command to attack. Most of the soldiers are from Siebenbürgen, they are ready to defend their home". Eastern Front, October 1944.
    source: Фото фаустпатрон – Фаустпатрон (Faustpatrone) - РПГ «Panzerfaust» » Военное обозрение
     
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  8. CL1

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    Looking at this he did not

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  9. Owen

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    Soldiers quite often do what they are not meant to do. ;)
     
  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    The same can be said of forum members
     
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  11. Owen

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    Forgot to say the other day that my son gave Tom the 'faust in the way he did as he'd seen this illustration.
    I did tell him that illustrations are fine but always best to check against photos of the real thing .
     

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  12. JDKR

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    Joking apart, it could be that the Panzerfaust was incredibly robust and you could do what you liked with it prior to arming. However, I always believed in treating ammunition with considerable respect as it could go bang and do you unpleasantness.
     
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  13. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Well, not incredibly...
    Here´s the function:
    On firing, the fuze (FPZ8001, 8002 or 8003 with its variants) is released and on impact the firing pin moves towards the primer, pricks it and this then ignites the kl.Zdl.34 --> BOOM!

    In short, as long as you don't try to stomp the ground with it, the Panzerfaust is (relatively) safe to handle.
    Duds, on the other hand, had to be blown up as a matter of principle, because they were then really sensitive
     
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  14. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Now, if it was a young Samantha Fox as a blitzmaedel I might be interested.
     
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