Military Factory

Anti-Tank / Anti-Material Rifles and Related Weapons

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/16/2015

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





There are a total of (52) 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. This listing also includes fortification-defeating weapon systems (i.e. "Bunker Busters").




1999
Accuracy International AW50
The Accuracy International AW50 resides in the same league of heavy battlefield guns that include th... [Read More]
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2008
Anzio Ironworks Corporation AIC Mag-Fed 20mm
The AIC Mag-Fed rifle is a family of manually actuated, bolt-fed civilian-minded anti-material rifle... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Anzio Ironworks Corporation AIC Mag-Fed 20mm

2015
Baher-23
The Baher-23 is a new rifle adopted by the Iranian military for the very-heavy-sniper-rifle role. It... [Read More]
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2008
Barrett M107
The Barrett M107 began life as the Barrett M95 bolt-action operated sniper rifle (under the US Army ... [Read More]
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1982
Barrett M82
Barrett Model 82, designated as the "M107" in US military service, was introduced in 1982 by the Ame... [Read More]
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1990
Barrett M90
With the arrival of the combat tank on the battlefields of World War 1 (1914-1918), the Germans hast... [Read More]
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1995
Barrett M95
The Barrett M82 was the first notable American-made .50 caliber Anti-Material Rifle (ATR) when intro... [Read More]
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2014
Barrett XM109 OSW (Objective Sniper Weapon)
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing of the United States had expanded upon the original Barrett M82/M107 ... [Read More]
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1937
Boys ATR
Recognizing the increased reliance on armor by the world's armies in the lead-up to World War 2 (193... [Read More]
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1941
Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (PTRD-41)
The Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (or "PTRD-41", shortened from "Protivo Tankovoye Ruzhyo Degtyaryova") was th... [Read More]
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1998
Denel NTW-20
While sniper rifles and their trained snipers specialize in targeting and engagement of personnel, a... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Denel NTW-20

1963
Dynamit Nobel Panzerfaust 2 (PzF 44 2A1)
Many of the Western-aligned nations of post-World War 2 Europe relied on the proven American "Bazook... [Read More]
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1990
Gepard M1
The Gepard M1 was a Hungarian-originated heavy rifle intended for use against light-armored vehicles... [Read More]
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1990
Gepard M2
As a follow-up to the single-shot, bolt-action Gepard M1 of 1990, Hungarian engineers returned to th... [Read More]
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1990
Gepard M3 (14.5mm)
To ring even more performance from the Gepard line of Anti-Material Rifles (AMRs) beginning with the... [Read More]
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1995
Gepard M6
The Gepard line of 12.7mm Anti-Material Rifles (AMRs) arose out of Hungary during the end of the Col... [Read More]
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1987
Harris / McMillan M87
The M87 was a military-grade anti-material rifle designed to defeat hardened structures such as armo... [Read More]
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1992
Harris M92
The Harris Model 92 (M92) was based on the original Harris Model 87R (M87R), though reworked into a ... [Read More]
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1993
Harris M93
The 0.50 caliber anti-material heavy rifle is a standard fixture of any modern military of the world... [Read More]
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1996
Harris M96
Harris Gunworks has a long-running history with precision rifles bearing its name and this includes ... [Read More]
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1990
Heckler & Koch HK WSG2000
The HK WSG2000 was an abandoned anti-material rifle under development by the German firearms firm of... [Read More]
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1996
Helenius RK-97 APH
The Helenius RK-97 APH is a heavy caliber anti-materiel rifle originating from Finland. The system i... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Helenius RK-97 APH

1970
Hughes / Raytheon BGM-71 TOW / TOW-2
The BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile weapon system was developed in the latter half of the 1960s to beco... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Hughes / Raytheon BGM-71 TOW / TOW-2

1980
IMI B-300
The B-300 is an Israeli Military Industries product and is a man-portable anti-tank weapon system. I... [Read More]
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1984
IMI M141 Bunker Defeat Munition (BDM) / SMAW-D
The M141 (SMAW-D) was developed for the United States Army to fill the role of "bunker buster", thou... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IMI M141 Bunker Defeat Munition (BDM) / SMAW-D

1984
IMI MAPATS (Man-Portable Anti-Tank System)
The MAPATS ("MAn-Portable Anti-Tank System") is an anti-armor solution produced by the Israeli conce... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IMI MAPATS (Man-Portable Anti-Tank System)

2008
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... [Read More]
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1935
Kb wz.35 (Marosczek)
The Poles were not wholly ill-equipped during the German invasion of September 1939. Its tank-stoppi... [Read More]
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1996
KBP OSV-96
The Russian OSV-96 is a standard, no-frills large-caliber anti-tank/anti-material precision rifle sy... [Read More]
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1999
KSVK (ASVK)
The KSVK is a heavy anti-material rifle designed by Russian for specialized Russian Army forces. The... [Read More]
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1939
Lahti L-39
The Lahti L-39 was an indigenous Finnish 20mm anti-tank rifle design used during the "Winter War" of... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Lahti L-39

1987
M136 AT4 Light Anti-Armor Weapon
The M136 AT4 is billed as the United States Army's primary light anti-tank weapon system available t... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the M136 AT4 Light Anti-Armor Weapon

1981
Mambi AMR
The strategic placement of Cuba in Caribbean waters has always made it a target of foreign world pow... [Read More]
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1918
Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr
By 1917, the German Army was forced to develop counter weapons once the British and French began unv... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr

1994
MBDA ERYX
Because of the proliferation of stubbornly-armored combat vehicles on the modern battlefield, it beh... [Read More]
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2005
McMillan TAC-416
The McMillan TAC-416 is the latest McMillan rifle adopted into the TAC line. It is based on the prov... [Read More]
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2000
McMillan TAC-50
At its core, the TAC-50 is a heavy long rifle intended for use against light armored vehicles with a... [Read More]
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1938
Panzerbuchse 38 (PzB 38)
The Panzerbusche 38 (PzB 38) was an early World War 2 (1939-1945) anti-tank rifle design by Gustloff... [Read More]
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1939
Panzerbuchse 39 (PzB 39)
The Panzerbusche 39 (PzB 39) was a short-lived anti-tank rifle utilized by the German Army in World ... [Read More]
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1993
PGM Hecate II
The PGM Hecate II is a French Army anti-material rifle designed to engage light armored vehicles. Th... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the PGM Hecate II

1991
RH-ALAN MACS M2
The MACS M2 is a locally-designed and developed Croatian anti-material rifle. The system is chambere... [Read More]
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1997
RH-ALAN MACS M3
The MACS M3 is a bullpup evolution of the original MACS M2 born from an RH-ALAN of Zagreb design. Th... [Read More]
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1994
RH-ALAN RT-20
The RT-20 is an anti-materiel sniper rifle of Croatian origin, part of the region of the world well-... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the RH-ALAN RT-20

2012
Shaher-14.5
The Shaher-14.5 heavy rifle was debut by Iran in 2012. Its battlefield role is that of Anti-Material... [Read More]
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1941
Simonov PTRS 1941 (PTRS-41)
Simonov produced the PTRS-41 (or "PTRS 1941") anti-tank rifle for the Red Army during World War 2. W... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Simonov PTRS 1941 (PTRS-41)

1938
Solothurn S18-100
The rise of the tank in World War 1 (1914-1918) forced the development of tank-killing systems to fo... [Read More]
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1999
Steyr IWS 2000
The Steyr IWS 2000 (IWS = "Infantry Weapon System 2000") was a proposed anti-material rifle born out... [Read More]
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1998
Stoner SR-50 (Stoner Rifle-50)
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2000
Truvelo SR-20
The Truvelo SR-20 is categorized as an anti-material rifle and is the product of the burgeoning Sout... [Read More]
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1939
Type 97 ATR (Kyuunana-Shiki Jidouho)
The Empire of Japan tried to outdue all of her wartime counterparts with the introduction of the Typ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Type 97 ATR (Kyuunana-Shiki Jidouho)

2007
Vidhwansak AMR
The Vidhwansak is an indigenous anti-material rifle design currently in limited service with the Ind... [Read More]
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1990
Zbrojovka ZB Falcon
The Model 96 Falcon is a bolt-action, large caliber anti-material rifle firing the 12.7mm cartridge.... [Read More]
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