Believed to have been inspired by the American bazooka, the German Panzerschreck was a shoulder-launched anti-tank weapon that was first deployed in 1943.
Although this weapon was officially designated as a Raketen-Panzerbüchse (RPzB) 5, which translates as "Rocket Tank Rifle," it was more widely known as a Panzerschreck, which meant "Tank Terror."
Like the bazooka, the Panzerschreck operated by firing a small rocket through an open-ended tube using an electrical ignition system. The Panzerschreck was operated by a two-man team; one soldier to load and observe, and the other to aim and fire. Later versions of the Panzerschreck were outfitted with a blast shield designed to protect the operator from the rocket's burning propellent.
A Panzerschreck is seen during the Battle of Ramelle, and the weapon is accurately depicted as being deployed by a two-man team.