The Hammer project was started in October 1943 as a further development of the 75mm recoilless rocket launcher. The goal was to extend the range of the Panzerschreckâ€™s 200 meter to 500 meter. The first design started with a tube with a length of 2200 mm and the rocket was a slightly modified 81,4cm which was already in use. Development stopped early 1944. At that stage the range was shortened to 300 meter.
In December 1944 the project was picked up again, trying to upscale the caliber to 10,5cm. This made the whole gun too heavy and the choice was made to modify the 81,4 cm rockets with 10,5 cm rings. To make the gun lighter the barrel was shortened to 1365 mm.
The Hammer kit is cast in resin and contains the barrel, all parts to make the mount including the 2 wheels, 3 open ammo crates, 3 lids, 6 rockets, a length of copper wire and a strip of metal foil to make the rings and the shoulder straps for the gun. The ammo crates come with a very finely rendered woodgrain.
PPP35001 ‘Der Hammer’ is sold at 15â‚¬ (TAV included, shipping not included). A shop will be added to Paperpanzer.com in the future. In the meantime contact us at Shop@paperpanzer.com for more information and purchases.