Has the USA ever used AT-rifles before ? -1 reply

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GirlsHateMe

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#1 11 years ago

I know this is a stupid question to ask but I've checked on FH's website weapons section and found that the USA don't have an AT-rifle of their own so I was wondering have they ever used any AT-rifles at all during the war ?




Jimbom

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#2 11 years ago

Depends on how you define AT Rifle.

The .50 Cal HMG was designed to be used as an anti tank weapon. Except instead of being single shot like other nations, the US army decided they'd go for an Automatic weapon instead. However they soon realised that tank armour was going to progress beyond the penetration abilities of the .50 cal round. However they discovered that it was a damn good weapon against Aircraft.




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#3 11 years ago

I think US troops used the British Boys anti-tank rifle before the introduction of the bazooka, but it was only used in the pacific.




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#4 11 years ago

The UK and US have a long history of sharing firearms technology, including big calibre rifles.

Here is a modern descendent of the British AT rifle, made by Accuracy International, the AW-50F Anti-Materiel Rifle:

AW50-1.JPGhttp://world.guns.ru/sniper/sn25-e.htm

The AW-50 series is designed specifically to penetrate hardened targets and vehicles.

This is its cousin, the AI AS50 Sniper Rifle:

ai-as50-0.jpghttp://world.guns.ru/sniper/sn67-e.htm

The AS50 series is designed for rapid aimed fire at extended range.




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#5 11 years ago
Jimbom;3453912 The .50 Cal HMG was designed to be used as an anti tank weapon. Except instead of being single shot like other nations, the US army decided they'd go for an Automatic weapon instead.

Yeah, i read that too, but does this mean that the m2hb has the same armour piercing abilities as, say, a Boys rifle?




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#6 11 years ago
RN_Max;3454077The UK and US have a long history of sharing firearms technology, including big calibre rifles. Here is a modern descendent of the British AT rifle, made by Accuracy International, the AW-50F Anti-Materiel Rifle: AW50-1.JPGhttp://world.guns.ru/sniper/sn25-e.htm The AW-50 series is designed specifically to penetrate hardened targets and vehicles. This is its cousin, the AI AS50 Sniper Rifle: ai-as50-0.jpghttp://world.guns.ru/sniper/sn67-e.htm The AS50 series is designed for rapid aimed fire at extended range.

Any idea if that's related to the M82? Who in my oppinion is much prettier... :naughty: barrettm82a1ng_4yc4dw3e4yqrezjj.jpg




Seth_Soldier

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#7 11 years ago

i think usa has bought some boys rifle to gb ! and some were send in the pacific (before 41 or even the war)




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#8 11 years ago

The .50 cal was intended for AT use aswell




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#9 11 years ago

Jimbom;3453912The .50 Cal HMG was designed to be used as an anti tank weapon. Except instead of being single shot like other nations, the US army decided they'd go for an Automatic weapon instead. However they soon realised that tank armour was going to progress beyond the penetration abilities of the .50 cal round. However they discovered that it was a damn good weapon against Aircraft.[/quote]

You can easily destroy a tank with a .50 machine gun in FH. In Nordwind, in Northernmost Town flag, you just shoot the roof/cupola of any tank that tries to cap that flag. It does take a while though.

[quote='LIGHTNING [NL];3453915']I think US troops used the British Boys anti-tank rifle before the introduction of the bazooka, but it was only used in the pacific.

I recently read that US troops often used the Boys rifle for countersniper techniques in the Pacific due to its powerful round and range.




Pietje

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#10 11 years ago
snotvod;3454263Yeah, i read that too, but does this mean that the m2hb has the same armour piercing abilities as, say, a Boys rifle?

Depends on the kind of ammo the Browning .50 cal uses. If Browning uses 12.7mm U.S. M2 Ball ( Lead Bullet ) then the armor piercing capabilities are more or less the same, the main difference being that the muzzle velocity is lower then .55 Boys. Or if the Browning .50 cal uses the 12.7mm U.S. M2 AP ( Armor Piercing ) bullets, the armor piercing capabilites are noticably better. Ofcourse piercing the armor of a tank alone doesnt do much. Its the behind armor effect that really counts. Just take a look the Russian T-60 tank for example. High armor piercing capabilites, nearly non existant behind armor effect.