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New article: This spice packs a punch!

Post by Russell Phillips » 03 Dec 2019, 09:31

There's a new article on the website, by Grant Parkin. This one is about the WWII Hungarian 44M Buzogányvető anti-tank rocket.
https://sotcw.co.uk/this-spice-packs-a-punch/
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Re: New article: This spice packs a punch!

Post by CarlL » 03 Dec 2019, 19:28

Another interesting article Grant, on Hungarian 1944 developments, and what became of them.
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Post by CarlL » 03 Dec 2019, 19:28

PS the link to photos and drawings is also well worth following.
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Re: New article: This spice packs a punch!

Post by granty101 » 04 Dec 2019, 08:19

CarlL wrote:
03 Dec 2019, 19:28
Another interesting article Grant, on Hungarian 1944 developments, and what became of them.
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Cheers Carl, I do like something a bit different...and if the Germans had shared some of their weapons and rocket test results, maybe this could have been a war winner?? Who knows ;)

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Post by Russell Phillips » 04 Dec 2019, 10:51

I'm always interested in unusual stuff like this. If they could have added some sort of guidance system, that could have been really something. I suspect hits would have been rare at 2km range, given the time it would take to get to the target.

Grant, someone on TWW has asked if it's not named after the weapon, rather than a flower. I have no idea what your source for that was, though, so I couldn't give a useful answer.
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Re: New article: This spice packs a punch!

Post by granty101 » 05 Dec 2019, 12:46

Russell Phillips wrote:
04 Dec 2019, 10:51

Grant, someone on TWW has asked if it's not named after the weapon, rather than a flower. I have no idea what your source for that was, though, so I couldn't give a useful answer.
Hi Russ,

Everywhere I looked online to check this weapon out said it was named 'Mace', as the projectile head resembled a mace seed pod...other than that, I couldn't say. Maybe someone on here who speaks fluent Hungarian could give a better translation or offer up more information?

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Re: New article: This spice packs a punch!

Post by Russell Phillips » 05 Dec 2019, 14:39

Thanks Grant, I'll pass that on.
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Re: New article: This spice packs a punch!

Post by bannockburn bhoy » 06 Dec 2019, 01:13

Its amazing with the amount of time spent ,books read ,and other sources taken in, that you can still come across things that you have never even heard of. I must confess to not being that knowledgeable about the defence of Hungary , apart from the part LAH played in it.
I have never heard or seen this weapon and given as stated that 700ish of them were deployed in the defence of Budapest im a bit amazed. It really looks the part im a bit taken aback its use wasn't more widespread. cool article thanks for posting :D

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Re: New article: This spice packs a punch!

Post by granty101 » 06 Dec 2019, 07:19

bannockburn bhoy wrote:
06 Dec 2019, 01:13
cool article thanks for posting :D
Cheers John, I like to write something for the SOTCW that is a bit out of the ordinary ;)

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Re: New article: This spice packs a punch!

Post by bannockburn bhoy » 07 Dec 2019, 15:11

I will say Grant I don't fancy being the other side of that steel plate when its fired :shock: .....or being on the receiving end for that matter :o

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