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German Balkenkreuz

Germany's 21-cm Wurfgranate 42 Spreng

Design

Initially it had six tubes, but it was imbalanced and was reduced to five tubes.

Usage

First used in Russia in 1943.

  21-cm Wurfgranate 42 Spreng
Body diameter 8.27"
210 mm
Length 49.21"
1.25 m
Weight 241.5 lb
109.55 kg
Weight of propellant 40.25 lb
18.27 kg
Weight of explosive 22.4 lb
10.17 kg
Velocity 1,050'/sec
320 m/sec
Range 8,585 yards
7,850 m

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, 1998, Chris Bishop
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site