28/32 cm Nebelwerfer 41

The 28/32 cm Nebelwerfer 41 (28/32 cm NbW 41) was a German multiple rocket launcher used in the Second World War. It served with units of the so-called Nebeltruppen, the German equivalent of the U.S. Army's Chemical Corps. The Nebeltruppen had responsibility for poison gas and smoke weapons that were used instead to deliver high-explosives during the war. The name "Nebelwerfer" is best translated as "Smoke Mortar". It saw service from 1941–45 in all theaters except Norway and the Balkans.

Country Name Origin Year
Germany 1941
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Germany 1941 1945 View

Type Rocket artillery
Place of origin Nazi Germany
Service history
In service 1941–45
Used by Nazi Germany
Wars World War II
Production history
Designed late 1930s–1940
Number built 345
Specifications
Weight 1,130 kilograms (2,490 lb) (empty)
Shell weight 82 kilograms (181 lb) (28 cm)
79 kilograms (174 lb) (32 cm)
Caliber 28 centimetres (11 in)
32 centimetres (13 in)
Barrels 6
Elevation +13° 30' to +45°
Traverse 22° 30'
Muzzle velocity 145 metres per second (480 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 1,925 metres (2,105 yd) (28 cm)
2,200 metres (2,400 yd) (32 cm)
Filling HE (28 cm)
incendiary oil (32 cm)
Filling weight 50 kilograms (110 lb) (28 cm)
45 kilograms (99 lb) (32 cm)

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