Friday 14 January 2022

Panzerfaust Instructions

 "Order of the Chief of Staff of the Armoured and Mechanized Forces to Chiefs of Staff of Armoured and Mechanized Forces for Fronts on the issues of usage of captured Panzerfausts

March 17th, 1945

Special units (one per motorized infantry company) were created within the 1st Guards Tank Army to combat enemy tanks using captured Panzerfausts.

Practical exercises in shooting the Panzerfaust were held.

Each member of these units was issued an instruction manual (a translation of the German manual) on the use of the Panzerfaust.

Based on this experience in the 1st Guards Tank Army, give the necessary directions to tank and mechanized forces to use the captured Panzerfausts.

Report to the Staff of the Armoured and Mechanized Forces on experience of using Panzerfausts by our forces and combat against Panzerfausts used by the enemy.


  1. Instructions on using the Panzerfaust (translated from German).
  2. Diagram of the Panzerfaust."
CAMD RF F.38 Op.11360 D.591 L.9
Printed in Glavnoye Bronetankovoye Upravleniye Lyudi, Sobytiya, Fakty v dokumentakh, 1944-1945 p.438

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