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Big rocket found on Eastern Front

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    Hello guys,

    I just found this interesting piece of ordnance on the Eastern Front a few days ago. The question is what is it? One user suggests it's from the sdkfz 251 halftrack. I think it look a little too big though. Pic can be seen on page 6 in my digging thread of the sdkfz 251 halftrack with rockets.

    Here it is. Sorry i forgot a to put something in for size comparison.

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    No idea what it is but I wish it was sitting in my living room. Nice find!

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    German M41 mortar round, I believe.

    Best Regards,

    Andy
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    It's a Stielgranate 41 shaped charge that was fired from a pak 36. It was used to upgrade the performance of the anti tank gun as it was rather under powered. The anti tank gun was also fitted to half tracks. Check it out on wiki..

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    Super. I could only find a German M42 minenwerfer and the rounds does not look like the one i found. This is definitely the one. When i looked at out there i also thought it looked a bit like the "Panzerfaust".

    Nice one mate

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    I stand corrected.

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    No problem mate

    Cheers

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    Last time i saw one of these for sale, they were far from cheap. It would be nice if this could be carefully restored, emptied for dangerous content and placed in an collection.

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    Ah! I knew I had seen it before somewhere. Now all you need to do is go get it mate

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    I guess that i have to do so We will go out soon again hopefully. It looks like a relatively simple construction.

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