Nebelwerfer – “Smoke Mortar”

The Nebelwerfer was originally developed as a method of delivering poison gas and smoke shells, it was developed for the “Nebeltruppen” or smoke troops, this was all part of a disinformation strategy to fool the League of Nations.

In combat it was given the nickname by the allies of “Moaning Minnie” or “Screaming Mimi”, one of it’s main disadvantages was the huge plumes of smoke left behind pinpointing the firing location, once fired the crew must relocate almost immediately to avoid devastating counter artillery fire.

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