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Germany - 38cm RW 61
38cm Raketenwerfer 61
(translates as Rocket Thrower)

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Weapon Details
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38cm RW 61
38cm Raketenwerfer 61
(translates as Rocket Thrower)
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History
This was originally a Naval weapon for use against submarines, but was fitted to the Tiger I as a large mortar.
Manufactured1944 - 1945
Calibre380mm
LengthL/5
Raketen Sprenggranate 4581(HE)
380mm 349Kg 250M/Sec 125.000Kg explosive
Maximum Range 5000 Mtr
Range(Mtr)10002000300040005000600070008000
Flight Time(Secs) 4.11 8.44 13.03 17.88 23.03 28.5
Burst radius Infantry in open 99% kill8 mtr Burst radius Infantry in open 66% kill17 mtr
Burst radius Infantry in open 33% kill43 mtr  Armour Penetration inc roof at 10 mtr375 mm
An explosion within 8 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 99% casualties - lethal.
An explosion within 17 mtr of infantry in the open will cause > 66% casualties and could damage some AFV's.
An explosion within 43 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 33% casualties.
The blast effect of this shell exploding within 10 mtr of an armoured vehicle will penetrate 375 mm of the tank armour including the roof.


 
Raketen Hohladungsgranate 4582(HEAT)
380mm 349Kg 250M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 585mm @ 2000mtr/0° ( ≈ 585mm/0°)
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.4 0.8 1.62 3.27 4.96 6.68 8.44
Penetration(mm@30°) 585 585 585 585 585 585 585
Penetration(mm@0°) 585 585 585 585 585 585 585
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 81 25 8 3 2

Vehicles in our database using this gun
Vehicle NameCommon Name
 Sturmpanzer VI mit 38cm Mörser RW61Sturmtiger 
 

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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