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Wolfhag Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2017 11:11 a.m. PST

I came across this and thought others may be interested, You don't see it much in games but it could be interesting.

The Nahverteidigungswaffe consisted of a circular plate and a launch tube that was bolted to the roof of the tank and covered with an armored plate. The launch tube had a hinged breech. The breech was opened and closed by the use of a locking handle. The handle was rotated 90 degrees clockwise to unlock the breech and allow it to be flipped upwards. After loading the breech was closed and locked by rotating the handle back 90 degrees counterclockwise. The base plate mounting had a locking screw to allow the operator to lock the NahVW in a particular direction. The launch tube was set at a fixed 39 degrees from the vertical. The diameter of the launch tube was 92mm.



Dynaman878925 Jun 2017 4:28 a.m. PST

It is a big deal in ASL, close assaulting late war German tanks can be deadly.

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