Our unit can also field a Granatwerfer 34, the German 80mm mortar. The bipod is an original one (weighing 40 lbs), the barrel and base plate are unit made reproductions. This muzzle loading piece will fire tennis balls from its PVC plastic barrel using black powder lifting charges ignited by a percussion cap firing system. Deployment of this weapon is limited to open terrain battles as dense forest areas will block delivery of the rounds to target. The same is true for the unit's replica Gewehrgranatgerat (rifle mounted grenade launcher) which can attach to either the K98, G33/40 or G43 and launches a light plastic dummy grenade. Only the short range Kampfpistole Z launching the same dummy grenade can be effectively used in wooded areas. For additional information about these and many other types of German WWII weapons visit the Panzerfaust Page.
Try this animated Gif from video of one of our Simulated Mortar Explosions. Intended for public battles, they are activated by trip wire as one of our members runs through a designated path. The explosion is generated by a small black powder cannon buried at ground level, muzzle up with a bag of non-flammable dust on top. This creates the effect of a large explosion with no dangerous debris.
Actual photos of a demilled RPzB 43
Current projects include a reproduction for reenacting use of the above Panzerschreck RPzB 43, the 88mm copy of the Bazooka.