The Atlantik Wall In Normandy




This German multiple antiaircraft rocket launcher fired a 73 mm high explosive rocket.
The launcher was a simple framework of racks which held 35 rockets; it was transported on a trailer and in an emergency could be fired from it. The rocket was spin-stabilized and carried a warhead of 280g of high explosive with an impact fuze in the nose and a self-destruction device in the base which ensured that the rocket would explode in the air and not fall back to the ground unexploded.
Very little information on range or effect has ever been found and it seems that relatively few were ever deployed. At the closing stage of the war it was proposed to use the Föhn rockets in the air-to-air role in the 'Natter' interceptor.


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