Gun Calender 9th Jan: Boys anti-tank riflepiefighterAdjust content blockingContent Blocking nextrandomComment Prev Next Type: Anti tank rifle Ammo: RG .55 Boys, 5 rds Producent: Royal Small Arms Factory Range: 460 m We are back at it again with a large **** of gun, if you shoot anyone with this, tell them you were aiming for something else, this bad boy came in three types, one with a t pod, a v pod and one that was shorter for the para boys. It was capable of getting through 23.2 mm thick at 91 m. and as we learned yesterday that is enough to get rid of small vehicles, however it proved less effective against medium and heavy tanks, which was a problem for all rifles of this type, which mean most countries developed another system to take them out, for the British that was the PIAT. This meant that although it was introduced in 1937 it was already outphased in 1943 and the production already stopped in 1940. However it had a greater range when fighting infantry and there is records of them being used as a sniper, and even as basis for a aircraft gun (sitting on a airplane due to the lack of .50 brownings) by Rolls Royce, bit was rather ineffective at this. Although PIATs were an important tool in the european theater, the Boys was proven quite successful in the pacific theater, since the japanese favoured lighter tanks. In Tunisia the shorter version were deployed with airborne units, however the shorter barrel took a lot of the velocity out of the projectile. It had a recoil slide and rubber-cushioned buttpad, despite this the recoil of the weapon (along with noise and muzzle blast) was said to be painful, often inflicting neck strains and bruised shoulders. That resulted in the Boys were rarely fired unaffixed. Due to its highly specialized role only about 62000 were made. Despite this it was sold to quite a few countries, or ended up in many. These were United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, China, Congo, Finland, France, Israel, Nazi germany (stole some in France and Norway), Greece, India, Oreland, Italy (stole some in africa), Luxembourg, Malaya, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, USSR, Yugoslav Partisans and the US, which brought some to nam where they slapped some scopes on them and used them as sniper rifles, and made some “minor” adjustments so it would fire a double charges .50 BMG which gave them a range of 1800 m. Overall its a pretty mean rifle that was limited by its time, it was a breed of weapon that had very short lifespan due to the rapid evolution of armour. join list: Obsucureguns (44 subs)Mention History next +4 Submitted:01/09/2020 -Favorite +Favorite Unsub from piefighter Subscribe to piefighter Unblock User's Content Block User's Content FJ needs your help to survive! Be a hero, support FJ via Patreon: Receive hats, username change ability, no ads, colored text, and more.