The Bazooka, specifically the M1 Bazooka, was a man-portable rocket launcher designed by Edward Uhl in 1942. It fired a 60mm rocket-propelled grenade. It was widespread among the US Army after its introduction in 1942. It proved to be very effective and Germany created its own design known as the Panzerschreck.
The Bazooka is issued to the US Army, British Army and Red Army Anti-Tank kit. Its essential use is as an anti-armor is quite effective, as it can take only 2 rockets from the back of a tank to destroy it. However, a player must truly look towards flanking a tank, as the frontal armor is much more durable. It can usually destroy a light vehicle in a single shot. It has a large blast radius and damage as well, making it an effective weapon to use against groups of enemies, though aim is key as there is only a single rocket per relatively long reload. It is statistically equivalent to the Axis' Panzerschreck.
Battlefield 1942: The Road to RomeEdit
In Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome, the Bazooka is issued to the FFF Anti-Tank kit.
Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWIIEditIn Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII, the Bazooka is issued to the SAS Anti-Tank kit.
In Battlefield Vietnam's official WWII mod, the Bazooka is issued as an option to the U.S. Marines' Heavy Assault kit. It uses the same model and sounds from its Battlefield 1942 counterpart, however uses different animations. Specifically, its reload animation is the same as the SA-7's from the base game. Its performance and stats are very similar to those from its counterpart in the previous game.