Argentine Panzerfaust


#1

Drawings of projectiles for the Argentine Panzerfaust copy named PAPI (warhead and practice made of wood):


#2

Awesome! Thanks a lot Fede.
Did Argentina use Swiss helmets?


#3

EOD, the Argentine Army adopted the Swiss M. 18 helmet in 1938 as M. 38 and it was in use until late 1960’s.

Here is another Argentine Panzerfaust which I can’t identify. The only known reference is dated 1953 and describe it as Swedish “Pansarskott m/46” but is obviously wrong. This one is fired by a bolt action mechanism and a .22 rimfire igniter cartridge (note also the tube sight).


#4

Fede, the Swedes directly copied the German Panzerfaust 60 or 100 and made also some modifications on it later on. Your image here might show a trainer with the ragarding modifications and letting it look somewhat different.
I shall ask a friend in Sweden who is very well informed when it comes to this kind of Swedish equipment, I hope he can help us out with some proper info.


#5

EOD, thanks for helping me.

Here is a Swedish trainer for 6.5 x 55 ammunition using a m/94 carbine action.

The Argentine one is not a trainer but some sort of improved ignition model. We have the bolt action mechanism in our reference collection and it was made for .22 rimfire blank/igniter cartridges only.


#6

Fede, great variant! I have not seen that one before. Still waiting for reply from Sweden.


#7

Fede, great pictures and information of argentine Panzerfaust!

Awaiting the reply from Sweden, here is the swedish copy of the Panzerfaust 60:


#8

Defender, thanks for the pictures.

Another detail of the unknown Argentine model is that the exhaust is marked “CHORRO DE FUEGO” (Spanish for “Eldstråle”).

Dissasembled Argentine PAPI fuze:


#9

Another picture of the P.A.P.I (Proyectil antitanque para infanteria)


#10

Defender, those in the picture are displayed at the national arms museum, Buenos Aires.


#11

Fede, thanks for the information. Look at the URL of the image: it comes from a russian server. Our world is just a village …


#12

This is the original source:

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