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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.1

Usage

First used in Russia in 1943.1

  21-cm Wurfgranate 42 Spreng
Body diameter 8.27"1
210 mm1
Length 49.21"1
1.25 m1
Weight 241.5 lb1
109.55 kg1
Weight of propellant 40.25 lb1
18.27 kg1
Weight of explosive 22.4 lb1
10.17 kg1
Velocity 1,050'/sec1
320 m/sec1
Range 8,585 yards1
7,850 m1

Sources:

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