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 Argentine Panzerfaust 
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Post Argentine Panzerfaust
Drawings of projectiles for the Argentine Panzerfaust copy named PAPI (warhead and practice made of wood):

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Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:12 pm
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Post Re: Argentine Panzerfaust
Awesome! Thanks a lot Fede.
Did Argentina use Swiss helmets?

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Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:58 pm
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Post Re: Argentine Panzerfaust
EOD, the Argentine Army adopted the Swiss M. 18 helmet in 1938 as M. 38 and it was in use until late 1960's.

Here is another Argentine Panzerfaust which I can't identify. The only known reference is dated 1953 and describe it as Swedish "Pansarskott m/46" but is obviously wrong. This one is fired by a bolt action mechanism and a .22 rimfire igniter cartridge (note also the tube sight).

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Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:41 pm
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Fede, the Swedes directly copied the German Panzerfaust 60 or 100 and made also some modifications on it later on. Your image here might show a trainer with the ragarding modifications and letting it look somewhat different.
I shall ask a friend in Sweden who is very well informed when it comes to this kind of Swedish equipment, I hope he can help us out with some proper info.

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Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:26 pm
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EOD, thanks for helping me.

Here is a Swedish trainer for 6.5 x 55 ammunition using a m/94 carbine action.

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The Argentine one is not a trainer but some sort of improved ignition model. We have the bolt action mechanism in our reference collection and it was made for .22 rimfire blank/igniter cartridges only.


Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:49 pm
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Fede, great variant! I have not seen that one before. Still waiting for reply from Sweden.

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Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:50 am
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Post Re: Argentine Panzerfaust
Fede, great pictures and information of argentine Panzerfaust!

Awaiting the reply from Sweden, here is the swedish copy of the Panzerfaust 60:

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Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:47 am
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Post Re: Argentine Panzerfaust
Defender, thanks for the pictures.

Another detail of the unknown Argentine model is that the exhaust is marked "CHORRO DE FUEGO" (Spanish for "Eldstråle").

Dissasembled Argentine PAPI fuze:

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Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:12 pm
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Post Re: Argentine Panzerfaust
Another picture of the P.A.P.I (Proyectil antitanque para infanteria)

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Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:02 pm
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Post Re: Argentine Panzerfaust
Defender, those in the picture are displayed at the national arms museum, Buenos Aires.


Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:08 am
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Post Re: Argentine Panzerfaust
Fede, thanks for the information. Look at the URL of the image: it comes from a russian server. Our world is just a village ...

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Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:14 pm
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This is the original source:

http://www.taringa.net/posts/imagenes/1 ... acion.html


Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:25 pm
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