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THIS IS A "CDB" - A BOOK ON A CD. IT HAS BEEN SCANNED PAGE BY PAGE INTO DIGITAL FORMAT AND RECORDED ON A CD. IT CONTAINS ALL OF THE INFORMATION EXACTLY AS IT APPEARS IN THE BOOK , PAGE BY PAGE. THIS IS A PROFESSIONAL TRANSFER OF THE INFORMATION AND IS READABLE BY COMPUTER. WITH TODAY'S HDTV SETS YOU CAN ATTACH YOUR COMPUTER TO THE TV AND READ THE BOOK WALL SIZE IF YOU LIKE.

 

 

 

 FREE SHIPPING FOR "BUY IT NOW. U.S. ONLY !

This offering is for a CD copy of the book NOT the book.

 

THE PUPPCHEN ANTITANK ROCKET LAUNCHER WAS TYPE CLASSIFIED IN 1943 BUT DID NOT  GET INTO TACTICAL USE UNTIL 1944. IT WAS ISSUED MOSTLY TO WAFFEN SS ANTIANK UNITS ON THE EASTERN FRONT TO BE USED AGAINST THE EVERBETTER SOVIET HEAVY TANKS. ONLY 1600 OF THESE WERE MADE AND IT IS ONE OF THE VERY LITTLE KNOWN SECRET WEAPONS OF GERMANY'S LAST DITCH EFFORT TO STEM THE RED TIDE.

The PUPPCHEN RW43 is based upon the PANZERSCHRECK technology. This 88mm German "Bazooka" was effective against all tanks of the era but it suffered from all the drawbacks of similar weapons of the era. It was heavy , hard to aim , hard to load  in combat and easily damaged. Consequently it was not very popular.

What to do ?

Designers mounted the 88mm tube on wheels with a better sighting system , fixed ammunition and a simple breech loading design.

U.S. ordnance intelligence officers confused the situation when they published in the INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN that the PUPPCHEN and the PANZERSCHRECK used the same ammunition. They do not.

The PANZERSCHRECK uses an electrically fired rocket.

The PUPPCHEN uses a percussion fired rocket assisted projectile. The warheads used on both is the very effective shaped charge HEAT type but the ammunition is not interchangeable.

This and all else of interest is shown in the current offer PUPPCHEN MULTIMEDIA PUBLICATION. This includes a CDB with 100 pages of PUPPCHEN information and photographs  AND  a 30 minute DVD showing the firing of the weapon against a Soviet tank. This German training movie is the only known film of the firing of this weapon. The film entitled "Man against TANK" also shown the firing of the PANZERSCHREK , PANZERFAUST , SHAPED CHARGE HANDGRENADE AND MULTIPLE HEAD POTATOMASHER ATTACK ON SOVIET TANKS.

MOST COLLECTORS AND STUDENTS OF THE ERA DON'T KNOW A PUPPCHEN  FROM A POPSICLE.

 

DO YOU ?

 

IF YOU ARE A STUDENT OF THESE ERA YOU NEED THIS.

GERMAN LANGUAGE and  English subtitles on the movie.

PROFESSIONAL PAGE BY PAGE TRANSFER TO CD.

 

  WELCOME TO THE CRITTENDEN SCHMITT ARCHIVES ON LINE MUSEUM AND DEACQUSITION SALE. THE ITEMS IN OUR REFERENCE COLLECTION DATE BACK TO ABOUT 1849 WHEN MY GREAT UNCLE, RALPH CRITTENDEN AND HIS PARTNER RICHARD TIBBALS CREATED THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL AMMUNITION FACTORY IN THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF DRAWN CARTRIDGES , PERCUSSION CAPS AND ALL FORMS TO AMMUNITION OF INTEREST TO THE GUN MANUFACTURING FACTORS OF THE DAY. SPENCER , SHARPS , HENRY , VOLCANIC, JENNINGS, REMINGTON, JOSLYN,WESSON,BALLARD,BACON,BLISS,WARNER AND SMITH AND WESSON ALL SOLD CRITTENDEN AND TIBBALS AMMUNITION UNDER THEIR OWN TRADE NAME. THE UNION ARMY BOUGHT MILLIONS OF CTM PERCUSSION CAPS AND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF SPENCER CARTRIDGES DURING LINCOLN’S WAR AND ALL OF THE SPENCER AMMUNITION USED IS THE FIRST MAJOR BATTLES INCLUDING GETTYSBURGH WERE ALL MADE BY CRITTENDEN AND TIBBALS.**Over the course of the next couple of years we will be offering for sale thousands of rare specimens of museum quality many of which have never been offered for sale before and which you will likely never see for sale again. Why are we selling this archive and reference collection? After 150+ years of interest in ammunition there is no one else interested in the field in our family. My personal collecting has spanned 50 years and I am at an age when it is time to stop and pass on such activities to others.

 WE DO NOT SELL ORDNANCE HARDWARE ON EBAY - YES, WE KNOW THAT LOTS OF OTHERS DO . PLEASE DO NOT ADVISE US ON THE MATTER AS WE HAVE HEARD IT ALL.WE DO NOT SELL ORDNANCE HARDWARE ON EBAY - YES, WE KNOW THAT LOTS OF OTHERS DO AND HAVE FOR YEARS. YES, WE HAVE TRIED ALL THE LISTING TRICKS AS ADVISED BY THE SELLERS WHO ARE ALLOWED TO SELL ORDNANCE AND INERT EXPLOSIVE ITEMS ON EBAY . WE SELL OUR HARDWARE THROUGH OUR OWN AUCTIONS AND ON OTHER SITES.


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