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Anti-Tank / Anti-Material Rifles

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 3/26/2014

The arrival of the "tank" in World War 1 precipitated development of a dedicated anti-tank rifle which begat them modern-day classification of Anti-Material Rifle.


There are a total of 35 Anti-Material / Anti-Tank Rifles in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Further Anti-Tank systems (including missile launchers) can be found here.

Accuracy International AW50
The Accuracy International AW50 resides in the same league of heavy battlefield guns that include the well-known American Bar...
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Anzio Ironworks Corporation AIC Mag-Fed 20mm
The AIC Mag-Fed rifle is a family of manually actuated, bolt-fed civilian-minded anti-material rifles that are available in 1...
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Barrett M107
The Barrett M107 began life as the Barrett M95 bolt-action operated sniper rifle (under the US Army designation of "XM107"). ...
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Barrett M82
Barrett Model 82, designated as the "M107" in US military service, was introduced in 1982 by the American Barrett Firearms Co...
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Barrett XM109 OSW (Objective Sniper Weapon)
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing of the United States had expanded upon the original Barrett M82/M107 anti-material rifle famil...
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Boys Anti-Tank Rifle
Recognizing the increased reliance on armor by the world's armies in the lead-up to World War 2 (1939-1945), the British Army...
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Browning M2 (HMG)
Very few machine guns in the history of the world own a legacy such as that of famous the Browning M2 heavy machine gun serie...
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Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (PTRD-41)
The Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (or "PTRD-41", shortened from "Protivo Tankovoye Ruzhyo Degtyaryova") was the most available anti-tan...
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Denel NTW-20
While sniper rifles and their trained snipers specialize in targeting and engagement of personnel, anti-material rifles such ...
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Harris / McMillan M87
The M87 was a military-grade anti-material rifle designed to defeat hardened structures such as armored vehicles with accurac...
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Harris M93
The 0.50 caliber anti-material heavy rifle is a standard fixture of any modern military of the world today. Its advantages li...
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Harris M96
Harris Gunworks has a long-running history with precision rifles bearing its name and this includes the M96 series. The M96 i...
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Heckler & Koch HK WSG2000
The HK WSG2000 was an abandoned anti-material rifle under development by the German firearms firm of Heckler & Koch GmbH. The...
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Helenius RK-97 APH
The Helenius RK-97 APH is a heavy caliber anti-materiel rifle originating from Finland. The system is available in two distin...
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Istiglal IST-14.5 AMR (Independence)
The rise of the tank in World War 1 gave rise to the anti-material rifle - specifically the German T-Gewehr of 1918. In the s...
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The Russian OSV-96 is a standard, no-frills large-caliber anti-tank/anti-material precision rifle system of conventional desi...
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The KSVK is a heavy anti-material rifle designed by Russian for specialized Russian Army forces. The KSVK is intended for dis...
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Lahti L-39
The Lahti L-39 was an indigenous Finnish 20mm anti-tank rifle design used during the "Winter War" of World War 2. The system...
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Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr
By 1917, the German Army was forced to develop counter weapons once the British and French began unveiling their "landships" ...
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McMillan TAC-416
The McMillan TAC-416 is the latest McMillan rifle adopted into the TAC line. It is based on the proven workings of the preced...
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McMillan TAC-50
At its core, the TAC-50 is a heavy long rifle intended for use against light armored vehicles with a secondary role In counte...
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Panzerbuchse 38 (PzB 38)
The Panzerbusche 38 (PzB 38) was an early World War 2 (1939-1945) anti-tank rifle design by Gustloff Werke for use by the re-...
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Panzerbuchse 39 (PzB 39)
The Panzerbusche 39 (PzB 39) was a short-lived anti-tank rifle utilized by the German Army in World War 2. The type was devel...
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PGM Hecate II
The PGM Hecate II is a French Army anti-material rifle designed to engage light armored vehicles. The Hecate II is designed a...
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The MACS M2 is a locally-designed and developed Croatian anti-material rifle. The system is chambered for the effective .50 B...
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The MACS M3 is a bullpup evolution of the original MACS M2 born from an RH-ALAN of Zagreb design. The original M2 was chamber...
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The RT-20 is an anti-materiel sniper rifle of Croatian origin, part of the region of the world well-known and respected for t...
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RPG-76 Komar (Mosquito)
The tank has been an infantry danger since the days of World War 1 (1914-1918) when they proved the difference between victor...
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Simonov PTRS 1941 (PTRS-41)
Simonov produced the PTRS-41 (or "PTRS 1941") anti-tank rifle for the Red Army during World War 2. While allied with Germany ...
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Solothurn S-18/100
The rise of the tank in World War 1 (1914-1918) forced the development of tank-killing systems to follow. Artillery proved a ...
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Steyr IWS 2000
The Steyr IWS 2000 (IWS = "Infantry Weapon System 2000") was a proposed anti-material rifle born out of a 1980s initiative by...
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Truvelo SR-20
The Truvelo SR-20 is categorized as an anti-material rifle and is the product of the burgeoning South African arms industry. ...
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Type 97 AT (Kyuunana-Shiki Jidouho)
The Empire of Japan tried to outdue all of her wartime counterparts with the introduction of the Type 97 anti-tank rifle. The...
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Vidhwansak AMR
The Vidhwansak is an indigenous anti-material rifle design currently in limited service with the Indian Army. The large and h...
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Zbrojovka ZB Falcon
The Model 96 Falcon is a bolt-action, large caliber anti-material rifle firing the 12.7mm cartridge. The system is designed t...
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