THE STORY OF BRITISH ANTI-TANK WEAPONS IN THE INFANTRY
(1) WEAPON TIMELINE (approx dates)
DATE WEAPON UNTILL
(2) THE EARLY GUNS
of WW1 & WW2
(in those days, these guns were not used by Infantry, but most certainly, used in the Anti-Tank role)
In WW2, the 25 Pdr. (a Field Gun !) scored more enemy tank "Kills" than our Anti-Tank Gunners.
Also in WW2, the German 88mm (an A. A. Gun !) scored more tank "Kills" than their Anti-Tank Gunners.
(3) BRITISH INFANTRY ANTI-TANK WEAPONS
From 1939 to 2016
(Embedded & Deployed inside the Rifle Platoons of the Infantry Battalion.)
ENERGA 94 (Grenades Rifle Anti-Tank No 94)
M40A1 106MM Recoilless Rifle ( 57mm & 75mm versions existed also, but not in British service)
CARL GUSTAV 84mm ANTI-TANK GUN "Charlie G" - In service from 1948 to 2016 & still going ! !
Now, after almost 70 years, the most successful Anti-Tank Gun ever produced (Still used by the SAS & US)
(4) THE BAT GUNS
Employed in the Infantry Rifle Battalion from 1959 to 1978
L2 BAT Battalion Anti-Tank
L4 MOBAT MObile Battalion Anti-Tank
L7 CONBAT CONverted Battalion Anti-Tank
L6 WOMBAT Weapon Of Magnesium Battalion Anti-Tank
(5) RCL CURIOS
Oddities in Anti-Tank recoilless history
The Germans in WW2 as the pioneers of RCL ?
(6) PAMPHLET IMAGES
Produced by the Support Weapons Wing, School of Infantry, Netheravon. 1950`s/60`s
(7) L6 WOMBAT for AFV 432 Role
Pamphlet (for all Marks)
(8) ANTI-TANKER BANTER & OTHER STORIES
General images to the theme "The Infantry Anti-Tank Story"