WW2 German Wehrmacht / Luftwaffe 2.8 cm sPzB 41 – SCHWERE PANZERBUSCHE 41 BRASS SHELL #1 – RARE!

$199.99

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Description

This is a VERY NICE example of a 100% INERT WW2 German Wehrmacht/Luftwaffe 28mm Brass Shell, as used by the Panzerbusche 41 Anti-Tank Gun!

The 2.8 cm schwere Panzerbüchse 41 (sPzB 41) or “Panzerbüchse 41” was a German anti-tank weapon working on the squeeze bore principle. Officially classified as a heavy anti-tank rifle (German: schwere Panzerbüchse), it would be better described, and is widely referred to, as a light anti-tank gun.

The sPzB 41 was used by some motorized divisions and by some Jäger (light infantry), Gebirgsjäger (mountain) and Fallschirmjäger (paratrooper) units. Some guns were supplied to anti-tank and sapper units.  The weapon was employed on the Eastern Front from the beginning of hostilities (the Wehrmacht possessed 183 pieces on 1 June 1941), until the end of the war and also saw combat in the North African Campaign and on the Western Front in 1944–45.

Made of solid brass, this is a FANTASTIC piece of history!  Completely inert, there are some slight wear and marks, however it remains VERY SOLID with various marking throughout.    Would make a EXCELLENT addition to any collection or display!