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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Fliegerfaust, also known as the "Luftfaust," was a prototype unguided German multi-barreled ground-to-air rocket launcher designed to destroy enemy ground attack planes. Designed by HASAG of Leipzig in 1944, the Luftfaust was produced in two different versions. The first version, the Fliegerfaust A, had four 20 mm caliber barrels. These fired 20 mm projectiles weighting 90 g and containing 19 g of explosive, propelled by means of a small rocket. The second version, the Fliegerfaust B increased the length of the barrels, and added another 5 barrels, for a total of 9 barrels. The weapon had a total length of 150 cm and weighed 6.5 kg. First 4 rounds from every second barrel were fired immediately and the remaining five 0.1 second later to avoid damaging the projectiles themselves by the rockets' exhaust fumes and from interfering with their courses.show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135862545
  • 9786135862546