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Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher

Discussion in 'German Motorised Weapons' started by Jim, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    Near the chateau at Lion-sur-mer which can be seen in the background, a demonstration of special weapons took place in front of FM Rommel on 11 May 1944. Seen here is one of the two models of French Somua tank adapted to mount a multi-barrel rocket launcher, which was issued to the 10th Battery of the 105th Regiment.

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    Detail of that device showing the French Somua chassis. The launcher consisted of sixteen barrels aligned in two racks of eight.

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  2. Dave War44

    Dave War44 Member

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    Superb quality photos.
     
  3. Gecko

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    I have never heard of these, and like Dave said, excellent photos.

    Where these used in the defense by the Germans? And how many of these were created?
     

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