Military Factory

Anti-Tank Weapons

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

The rise of the tank in World War 1 gave rise to a whole new category of armor-defeating weapons in turn.





There are a total of (115) Anti-Tank Weapons in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Anti-Tank / Anti-Material Rifles are categorized further here.




1943
8.8cm Raketenwerfer 43 (Puppchen)
Just as the machine gun had altered the state of battlefields prior, the "tank" also arrived with mu... [Read More]
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1983
AC58 (Anti-Char, 58mm)
The rifle grenade was a unique development in the realm of both firearms and hand grenades that dram... [Read More]
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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]
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1960
APAV40 (Anti-Personnel / Anti-Vehicule, 40mm)
The rifle grenade began receiving noticeable attention in the early part of the last century when th... [Read More]
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1992
AT-13 (Saxhorn-2) / 9K115-2 (Metis-M)
The AT-13 "Saxhorn-2" is a man-portable anti-tank missile system of Russian origin and is a moderniz... [Read More]
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1998
AT-14 (Spriggan) / 9M133 (Kornet)
Russian military industry has not rested on its laurels with regards to viable armor-defeating measu... [Read More]
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1970
AT-4 (Spigot) / 9M111 (Fagot)
The AT-4 Spigot anti-tank wire-guided missile system is similar to the French-made MILAN system, tho... [Read More]
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1974
AT-5 (Spandrel) / 9M113 (Contest)
The AT-5 (NATO codename of "Spandrel", Soviet Army designation of 9M113 "Konkurs") is a wire-guided ... [Read More]
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1979
AT-7 (Saxhorn) / 9M115 (Mongrel)
The AT-7 "Saxhorn" (officially Russian designation of "9K115 Metis", Metis translating to "Mongrel")... [Read More]
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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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1986
Breda Folgore 80
Because of the threat posed by Soviet tank forces in Europe during the Cold War, many of the major p... [Read More]
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1921
Browning M2 (HMG)
Very few machine guns in the history of the world own a legacy such as that of famous the Browning M... [Read More]
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1948
Carl-Gustav 84mm
The global reach of the Carl Gustav recoilless rifle emphasizes the popularity of the weapon, appear... [Read More]
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2014
Carl-Gustav M4 (CGM4)
The M4 model of the Carl-Gustav recoilless rifle series was debuted in 2014 by Saab Bofors Dynamics ... [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]
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2000
DSR-Precision DSR-50
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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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2000
Dynamit Noble MATADOR (Man-portable Anti-Tank, Anti-DOor)
The MATADOR disposable anti-tank, shoulder-fired rocket system saw its development during the latter... [Read More]
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1992
Dynamit-Nobel Panzerfaust 3
The Panzerfaust 3 (PzF 3) is a 60mm single-shot, shoulder-launched disposable anti-tank rocket proje... [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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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1975
Improvised Explosive Device (IED)
Improvised Explosive Devices ("IED") are in-the-field detonating devices designed to specifically in... [Read More]
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1990
Instalaza C90
Spanish military industry has produced many indigenous solutions to local requirements throughout th... [Read More]
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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]
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1980
LRAC 89-F1 (Lance-Roquettes AntiChar de 89mm modele F1)
The LRAC 89-F1 was developed for the French Army to replace the aging M20A1 Super Bazooka rocket lau... [Read More]
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1942
M1 (Bazooka) / (2.36-inch Rocket Launcher M1)
The M1 "Bazooka" proved one of the stars of the Allied cause during World War 2 and eventually inspi... [Read More]
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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]
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1945
M20 75mm
Recoilless rifles are a specialized category of battlefield weaponry that see less service today tha... [Read More]
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1961
M28/M29 Davy Crockett
Throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union served as the potential enemy to Europe and the US militar... [Read More]
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1957
M31 HEAT
While under experimentation by the Japanese as early as 1904-1905, the rifle grenade came into its o... [Read More]
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1955
M40 RR
As more and more stout Soviet-originated tanks permeated possible battlefields of the Cold War, the ... [Read More]
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1963
M72 LAW (Light Anti-armor Weapon)
The M72 LAW was the standard shoulder-fired anti-armor weapon for the United States military and its... [Read More]
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1979
M79 Osa (Wasp)
The once-unified nation of Yugoslavia went on to develop a capable indigenous military-industrial co... [Read More]
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1980
M80 Zolja (Wasp)
Young readers may not remember that at one point in world history there stood a unified Yugoslavia. ... [Read More]
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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]
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1980
MBB Armbrust (Crossbow)
By the 1980s, the threat of Soviet armor pouring into Western Europe was no less a threat than in th... [Read More]
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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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1972
MDBA MILAN (Missile d'Infanterie Leger ANtichar)
World War 2 armored warfare set the stage for many technological developments that appeared in the e... [Read More]
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1950
Mecar ENERGA
With the arrival of the tank on World War 1 (1914-1918) battlefields, there proved a need to develop... [Read More]
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1940
No. 68 AT
In the early 1900s, the "rifle grenade" as a viable battlefield weapon began to take form - its firs... [Read More]
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1940
No. 73 AT (N73)
The "Miracle at Dunkirk" in Northern France that saw many British and French lives saved under the t... [Read More]
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1943
No. 82 Grenade (Gammon Bomb)
The hand grenade was used throughout World War 1 (1914-1918) in various forms and some models manage... [Read More]
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1985
NORINCO HJ-8 (Hongjian-8) (Red Arrow-8)
With design work initially begun during the early part of the 1970s, the arrival of the indigenous C... [Read More]
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1970
NORINCO Type 69 RPG
The Type 69 Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) is nothing more than a local Chinese copy of the famous S... [Read More]
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1940
Northover Projector
With the invasion of Poland, Britain and France declared war on Germany in 1939. However, the situat... [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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1943
Panzerfaust 30
The Panzerfaust series of hand-held disposable anti-tank rocket systems was a highly-feared adversar... [Read More]
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1943
Panzerfaust 60
The Panzerfaust 60 was an evolution of the Panzerfaust (meaning "Tank Fist" or "Armor Fist") disposa... [Read More]
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1943
Panzerschreck (Raketenpanzerbuchse / RPzB)
The Raketenpanzerbuchse (shortened to "RPzB" or commonly known as the "Panzerschreck" meaning "tank ... [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]
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1942
PIAT (Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank)
With the large loss of anti-tank weaponry at the Battle of Dunkirk in northern France, the British w... [Read More]
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1997
Rafael Spike
With a relatively short - though deep - history of tank warfare, the Israeli Army has been on the cu... [Read More]
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1996
Raytheon / Lockheed Martin FGM-148 Javelin
The Javelin system is categorized as a "3rd Generation" anti-tank guided missile system and represen... [Read More]
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1975
Raytheon M47 Dragon
As World War 2 (1939-1945) showcased the value of ranged armor-defeating weapons on the battlefield ... [Read More]
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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]
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1985
Robar RC-50
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1972
RPG-18 (Mukha)
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1949
RPG-2
The RPG-2 is a rocket-propelled grenade launching system. It can trace its history back to the end d... [Read More]
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1970
RPG-26
The RPG-26 (Rocket Propelled Grenade 26) was developed as a single-shot, disposable anti-tank battle... [Read More]
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1989
RPG-29 Vampir (Vampire)
Just before the end of the Soviet Empire in 1991, the Red Army adopted its newest anti-tank measure ... [Read More]
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2008
RPG-32 (Hashim)
At the start of the new millennium, the governments of Jordan and Mexico commissioned the Russian go... [Read More]
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1940
RPG-40
RPG-40 (ruchnaya protivotankovaya granata, translating to "hand-held tank grenade") was a standard a... [Read More]
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1943
RPG-43
In June of 1941, the German Army invaded the Soviet Union through "Operation Barbarossa" beginning t... [Read More]
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1943
RPG-6 (Ruchnaya Protivotankovaya Granata)
When the German Army (and its allies) turned its attention to the Soviet Union in June of 1941 to be... [Read More]
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1961
RPG-7
The RPG-7 was the Soviet-produced follow-up in the RPG family series of man-portable, anti-tank rock... [Read More]
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1985
RPG-76 Komar (Mosquito)
The tank has been an infantry danger since the days of World War 1 (1914-1918) when they proved the ... [Read More]
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1985
Saab Bofors AT4-CS Light Anti-Armor Weapon
The AT4-CS (Confined Space) system is a man-portable shoulder-launched disposable anti-tank missile ... [Read More]
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2003
Saab Bofors MBT-LAW / N-LAW
The Swedes developed the MBT-LAW ("Main Battle Tank and Light Anti-tank Weapon") as a shoulder-fired... [Read More]
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1980
SEP Dard 120
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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]
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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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1962
SPG-9 Kopye (Spear)
When the tank emerged as a viable warring platform during World War 1 (1914-1918), it fell to engine... [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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2001
Type 01 LMAT
Modernization for the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during the 1990s eventually led to ... [Read More]
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1964
Type 64 ATM (64MAT / KAM-3))
The field of anti-tank weaponry appropriately broadened as tank protection increased from the days o... [Read More]
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1984
Type 79 Jyu-MAT
As tank armor protection of the Cold War continually evolved, so too did its counters in the form of... [Read More]
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1989
Type 87 Chu-MAT
The modern Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) relies on the Type 64 MAT, the Type 79 Jyu-MAT an... [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]
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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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1987
WASP 58
The WASP 58 was a private venture product of Luchaire SA of France which sought to offer a cost-effe... [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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2005
Zijiang M99 (Type 99) AMR
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