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Detailed demonstration of a shot from an anti-tank rifle on steel sheets

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Detailed demonstration of a shot from an anti-tank rifle on steel sheets

Today, the use of anti-tank rifles is uncommon for the armies of the countries of the world. If this weapon and manifests itself in the course of hostilities, then most often in local armed conflicts, it is used by the so-called irregular forces. The reason is that modern Tanks acquired armor and other means that reliably protect against PTR ammunition.


Anti-tank guns were actively used during the Great Patriotic War. Then they played a huge role in a number of major battles, including the battle for Moscow, when it was necessary to stop the offensive of Hitler's tank formations.

How does anti-tank rifle ammunition affect armor? A video that was published several years ago on the FullMag channel helps to answer this question.

The video details and demonstrates an experiment using 20mm anti-tank rifle ammunition against quarter-inch-thick steel plates. The plates are installed at the same distance from each other.



When the ammunition passes through the first few plates, debris begins to appear, which are heated literally in an instant.

The camera shows in detail how the ammunition pierces the first few sheets, stopping at the 7th. The experimenters called this result excellent.

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  1. ximkim
    ximkim 12 August 2020 04: 41 New
    +2
    For light vehicles just right. You can crumble an armored personnel carrier too ..
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 13 August 2020 12: 19 New
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      Quote: ximkim
      For light vehicles just right. You can crumble an armored personnel carrier too ..

      An armored personnel carrier can be crumbled and a large-caliber machine gun
  2. military_cat
    military_cat 12 August 2020 04: 51 New
    +2
    Finnish Lahti L-39 1939, a good gun against light vehicles, but the T-34 could no longer penetrate the armor. The video can be immediately skipped to 4:10
    1. Flamberg
      Flamberg 12 August 2020 08: 27 New
      +3
      What are you talking about???!!! Anti-tank guns capable of penetrating the T-34 at the beginning of the war can probably be counted on the fingers of one hand. Where there is a gun ...
  3. svp67
    svp67 12 August 2020 05: 08 New
    +8
    The video is spectacular, but what does it show, is it not entirely clear? The thickness of each sheet is 1/4 inch, that is, 6,35 mm, let's say, not very much and the quality of the steel is not clear, although if you look at the sheets after hits, you can see that it is very plastic, it means there is no need to talk about what kind of hardening, respectively this is not armor steel. If the armor plates were used in this test, the penetration would be much less.
    And so very beautifully filmed
    1. Flamberg
      Flamberg 12 August 2020 08: 39 New
      +5
      Lahti L-39 penetrated 100 centimeters of armor at 3 meters, with a gun weighing 53 kg.
      For comparison, Browning 12,7 at this distance punched 2,5 centimeters, and PTRS (22 kg) 4 centimeters.
    2. stalki
      stalki 12 August 2020 21: 17 New
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      it can be seen that it is very plastic, so there is no need to talk about what kind of hardening, therefore, it is not armor steel. If the armor plates were used in this test, the penetration would be much less.
      Plus the distance, obviously the minimum, was taken, and even everything was static. And the technique also happens on the go.
    3. Uncle Izya
      Uncle Izya 12 August 2020 21: 51 New
      +1
      It looks like 4 mm and that inch of punched mild steel is not even hardened and not hardened. Let him put sheets of the same thickness, say xar -400 steel
      1. Dreamboat
        Dreamboat 13 August 2020 23: 06 New
        0
        There is a YouTube channel
        https://www.youtube.com/c/EdwinSarkissian американец армянского происхождения. Он снял много роликов по бронепробиваемкости 20 мм. снарядов. Ну и про другое оружие тоже. Там вам и титановые пластины будут, и стальные.
  4. Uncle Izya
    Uncle Izya 12 August 2020 21: 49 New
    +1
    4 mm sheets of 1117 low carbon steel
  5. set of sets
    set of sets 13 August 2020 13: 48 New
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    I wonder how many titanium plates will pierce.
    I watched a video where a 10mm titanium plate was pierced only with a special 12,5mm armor-piercing cartridge from a sniper rifle.
    And cartridges from Kalashnikov do not leave even normal scratches.
    1. Uncle Izya
      Uncle Izya 14 August 2020 10: 54 New
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      XAR 600 is a wear-resistant steel with a nominal hardness of more than 550 HB, can be used in those areas where very high resistance to abrasion is required, but no shock loads occur.
      Below are the characteristics of XAR steels: it's not even armor steel, it's difficult to handle, I think bullets too
  6. Radikal
    Radikal 14 August 2020 01: 20 New
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    Detailed demonstration of a shot from an anti-tank rifle on steel sheets
    This demonstration has nothing to do with the use of similar types of weapons on specific military equipment - none of the types / types of armored combat vehicles have such spaced armor - this study, if it can be called such, may be important to determine the capabilities of the ammunition that was used. no more. I think so! lol wassat
  7. shinobi
    shinobi 14 August 2020 03: 46 New
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    At the beginning of the war, only our serial 34s and KVs of various modifications had anti-cannon armor. The French had even, but they merged too quickly. Against 20-25 mm armor, the PTR was the very thing. Actually, modern swept BBs have a rod diameter of no more than 30 -40 mm, which fits into the overall picture. Muzzle energies are certainly incomparable
  8. petrnaraev18111967
    petrnaraev18111967 15 August 2020 20: 09 New
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    I'm not an expert, I'm wondering if the sheets are put together, how many will break through more or less
  9. Russian Central Asian
    Russian Central Asian 20 August 2020 03: 28 New
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    Muin. I saw in Donbass a product of local craftsmen based on a barrel from "Cinderella", this is the real THING
  10. Pavel Zagumenny
    Pavel Zagumenny 26 August 2020 10: 12 New
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    Things are good. Handsomely. But for real combat, the gun is practically unusable. It is very difficult, it takes a long time to deploy, even taking into account the fact that, in theory, there should be a second number shooter. And all kinds of holes, bays, etc. bells and whistles that in a real battle (when they shoot at you too, and from everything that the enemy has, when you need to move after each shot crawling, running, rolling), so all these details will certainly be clogged with dirt, dust and another macho ... For me, our PTRS is much better. Easier and more reliable. Checked on myself (summer 2014 Donbass). BTR head-on from a distance of 400 m with a crosswind of about 10 m / s, the deviation is zero. OZF patron. The armor burst from an internal explosion, spreading in several places at the seams.