ANTI-ARMOUR

Cartridges for guns used by or against armoured vehicles, or related items


ANTI-TANK RIFLE CARTRIDGES: 7.92-15mm  

AMENDED 6 JUNE 2010

7.92x57 (for scale), 13.2x92SR (German Mauser M1918 - the original anti-tank rifle), 7.92x86 (Polish experimental case), 7.92x88 (replica of Spanish ATR round, reputedly only one rifle made but used in Spanish Civil War), 7.92x107 (Polish Maroszek service round), 13x94 (replica of German training round, allegedly made to mislead other countries about the high-velocity 7.92x94), 7.92x94 (German Panzerbuchse service round), 13.9x99B (British .55" Boys), 12.7x108 (Soviet HMG round; used briefly in the Sholoklov ATR), 14.5x114 (Soviet PTRD/PTRS),  12.7x99 (.50 Browning for scale).

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ANTI-TANK RIFLE CARTRIDGES: 20-24mm   

AMENDED 6 JUNE 2010

12.7x99 (for scale), 15.2x114 (US .60" experimental), 20x72RB (Oerlikon SSG), 20x105B (Solothurn S18-100 series), 20x110RB (Oerlikon SSG 36), 20x120 (Madsen), 20x125 (Japanese Type 97), 20x138B (Solothurn S18-1000 and Finnish Lahti L39 - this round is Finnish), 20x144R (Bofors m/40), 20x180R (Carl Gustav m/42 recoilless), 24x139 (Swiss Tb41).

N.B. the US .60", Madsen, Bofors and Tb41 were mounted on low tripods rather than using bipods plus shoulder stocks.

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GERMAN & BRITISH WW2 TANK GUN AMMUNITION

37x249R (3,7 cm Pak / Kwk AP), 50x289R (5 cm L/42 Kwk Pzgr 40), 50x420R (5cm L/60 Pak 38, Kwk), 75x243R (7,5 cm L/24), 75x495R (7,5 cm L/43 and L/48: later Pz IV), 75x640R (7,5cm Kwk 42 L/70: Panther tank), 88x571R (8,8 cm L/56: Tiger 1), 88x822R (8,8cm L/71: Tiger 2).

47x376R (3 pdr Hotchkiss, similar to but slightly longer than 47x351R interwar tank), 40x304R (2 pdr AP), 57x441 (6 pdr APDS), 75x350R (US/British 75mm HE), 76x583R (17 pdr APDS), 76x420R (77mm mm in Comet tank), 76x134R (3" Howitzer for close-support tanks), 95x206R (95mm Howitzer for close-support tanks).

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BRITISH WW1/2 TANK GUN AMMUNITION

AMENDED 29 DECEMBER 2016

57x307R 6pdr 8cwt / 6cwt (WW1), 47x351R 3 pdr 2 cwt (interwar APHE), 40x304R 2 pdr No.2 AP (WW2), 40x304R 2 pdr No.2 SV Mk 1 (Littlejohn squeezebore), 40x304R 2 pdr No.2 SV Mk 2 (Littlejohn squeezebore, repP), 40x304R 2 pdr No.2 HE, 57x441R 6 pdr 7 cwt AP (WW2 - also US 57mm AT, Molins naval and aircraft guns), 57x441R 6 pdr 7 cwt APCBC, 57x441R 6 pdr 7 cwt APDS (repP)

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1940/1 BATTLES: TANK GUN AMMUNITION (1)

AMENDED 7 NOVEMBER 2014

12.7x81 (0.5" Vickers), 13.2x99 (Hotchkiss, used in some Italian AFVs), 13.9x99B (.55" Boys, British ATR), 7.92x94 (Panzerbuchse, used in MG 151 and later EW 141 AFV guns), 15x104 (Czech ZB vz60, used in British light AFVs as 15mm Besa), 20x99R (ShVAK, used in Soviet light AFVs), 20x138B (KwK 30/38, in German light AFVs), 25x194R (French Hotchkiss), 37x94R (French Mle 1916/1918)

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1940/1 BATTLES: TANK GUN AMMUNITION (2)

AMENDED 7 NOVEMBER 2014

37x94R (French 37mm Mle 1916/1918), 37x149R (French 37mm Mle 1938), 37x149R (showing sectioned HE shell), 37x249R (German 3,7cm), 37x257R (Polish wz 36 - 37mm Bofors), 37x268R (Czech 37mm vz 34/38), 40x304R (British 2pdr), 45 x 310R (Russian Mod 37), 47x193R French 47mm Mle 1935

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1942 BATTLES: TANK GUN AMMUNITION

AMENDED 7 NOVEMBER 2014

37x134R (Japanese Type 94 tank), 37x165R (Japanese Type 94 AT/Type 98 tank), 37x223R US 37mm M16 APCBC), 40x304R (British 2pdr AP), 57x121R (Japanese 57 mm Type 97, repP), 50x289R (German 5 cm L/42 Kwk 38 HE), 50x420R (German 5 cm L/60 APC), 57x441R (British 6pdr APCBC)

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ANTI-TANK GUN AMMUNITION

NEW 7 NOVEMBER 2014

47x228R (Dutch 47mm - Austrian Boehler), 47x280R (Belgian), 47x340R (Swiss M41), 47x380R (French M1902/34/37, HE), 47x404R (Czech vz36 APC), 50x420R (German 5 cm L/60 APC), 57x441R (British 6pdr APCBC), 57x480R (Soviet).

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EARLY SUB-CALIBRE AMMUNITION (1)  

AMENDED 10 JULY 2013

20x138B (German 2 cm Kwk 30/38 APCR, repP), 28x187R (German 28/20mm PzB 41 - Gerlich squeezebore), 37x94R (French 37mm Mle 1935 APCR, repP), 37x249R (German 3,7 cm PaK 36 Pzgr.40), 37x263B (German BK 3,7 Pzgr.40), 40x304R (British 2 pdr APSV Mk 1: Littlejohn squeezebore), 40x304R (British 2 pdr APSV Mk 2: Littlejohn squeezebore, repP)

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EARLY SUB-CALIBRE AMMUNITION (2)

AMENDED 10 JULY 2013

40x304R (British 2 pdr APSV Mk 2: Littlejohn squeezebore, repP), 45x310R (Soviet 45mm APCR), 50x289R (German 5 cm KwK 38 L/42 Pzgr.40), 50x419R (German 5 cm Pak 38 L/60 Pzgr.40), 57x441R (British 6 pdr APDS, repP), 57x480R (Soviet 57mm APCR)

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EARLY SUB-CALIBRE PROJECTILES

From left to right: sectioned German 28/20mm PzB 41 AT (without nose cap), British 2pdr APSV (Littlejohn Mk 1), Russian 45mm APCR, Russian 57mm APCR, British 6 pdr APDS, British 17 pdr APDS, core from 17 pdr (all replicas, except for the 28/20mm and the 17 pdr core)

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MODERN LAFV AMMUNITION (1)

AMENDED 10 JULY 2013

20x139 APDS (HS 820, US M139, NEXTER 20M693, Rh 202), 20x141 APDS (NEXTER 20M693), 23x152B HEI (Soviet 2A14 - Denel version), 25x137 APDS (Oerlikon KBA, M242 Bushmaster, NEXTER 25M811), 25x137 APFSDS (Oerlikon KBA, M242 Bushmaster, NEXTER 25M811), 30x165 AP (Russian 2A42, 2A72), 30x170 APDS (Rarden L21A1), 30x173 APFSDS (Nammo, for Bushmaster II / MK44, Mauser MK30), 30x210B HE (Zastava M86/89), 40x180 HE ( Super 40 dummy), 40x255 APFSDS (CTWS)

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MODERN LAFV AMMUNITION (2)

AMENDED 10 JULY 2013

40x255 APFSDS (CTWS ), 35x228 APDS (Oerlikon KDE, Bushmaster III), 50x330 APFSDS (sectioned 50mm Supershot ), 40x364R HE (Bofors L/70, Bushmaster IV), 57x347SR HE (Russian AU-220M), 60x410R APFSDS (IMI / OTO 60mm)

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MODERN SUB-CALIBRE PROJECTILES  

From left to right: two AP cores for 12.7mm bullets, core (in sheath) for 14.5mm, 20mm APDS, 25mm APDS core, 25mm APDS, core for 30mm Aden APCR,  expl. tungsten core for 30mm GAU-8/A, 30mm Rarden APDS core, 35mm APDS core, sectioned 35mm APDS, expl 40mm APDS with front of sabot removed

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MODERN ANTI-MATERIEL RIFLE AMMUNITION  

NEW 6 JUNE 2010

12.7x99 (two variants of the .50 cal round used in many AMRs: French multipurpose and SLAP APDS), 12.7x108 (KBP OSV-96, other East European rifles), 14.5x114 (Mechem NTW-14.5), 15.2x169 (flechette-firing, plastic-cased Steyr IWS 2000 exp.), 20x42B (Denel Neopup PAW-20), 20x82 (Mechem NTW-20), 20x99R (Helenius RK20 APH), 20x110 (RT20, Mechem, Truvelo 20)

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