List of Anti Material Rifle

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An anti-materiel rifle (AM) is a rifle that is designed for use against military equipment (materiel) rather than against other combatants ("anti-personnel").

The offensive use of anti-materiel rifles or Special Application Sniper Rifles (SASR) is termed Hard Target Interdiction (HTI) by the United States military.


Anti-materiel rifles are similar in form and appearance to modern sniper rifles and can often serve in that role, though they are usually chambered for cartridges more powerful than are normally required for neutralizing an enemy combatant and can operate at a greater range. In general, anti-materiel rifles are chambered for 12.7x99mm NATO (.50 BMG), 12.7x108mm Russian or even 14.5x114mm Russian and 20mm cartridges. The large cartridges are required to be able to fire projectiles containing usable payloads like explosives, armour-piercing cores, incendiaries, or combinations of these, as found in the Raufoss Mk211 projectile.
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Due to the considerable size and weight of anti-materiel rifles and other support equipment, sniper cells operating in 2- or 3-man or larger teams become a necessity. The recoil produced by the employed cartridges dictates that these rifles are designed to be fired from the prone position. Bipods and monopods and muzzle brakes are used as accessories to employ these rifles as comfortably and accurately as possible. Firing several 12.7x99mm NATO or larger cartridges from the (unsupported) standing position or in a kneeling position would be very uncomfortable for the operator.

The origins of the anti-materiel rifle go back to the First World War, during which the first anti-tank rifles appeared. While modern tanks and most other armoured vehicles are too well protected to be affected by anti-materiel rifles, the guns are still effective for attacking unarmored or lightly armored vehicles. They can also be used against enemy aircraft, small watercraft, communications equipment, radar equipment, crew served weapons and similar targets. Their value is in being able to precisely target and disable enemy assets from long range for a relatively low cost.

Anti-materiel rifles can also be used in non-offensive roles for safely destroying unexploded ordnance.

List of Best Anti Material Rifle:

Anti-Material RiflePictureSpecificationsCountryYear
Anzio Ironworks Corporation AIC Mag-Fed 20mm
Anzio Ironworks Corporation AIC Mag-Fed 20mm anti material rifle


US2008
Barrett M107
Barrett M107 anti material rifle


US2008
Istiglal Anti-Material Rifle
Istiglal Anti-Material Rifle


Azerbaijan2008
Vidhwansak AMR
Vidhwansak Anti material rifle


India2007
Accuracy International AS50


UK2007
WKW Wilk
WKW Wilk anti material rifle


Poland2005
Steyr HS .50
Steyr HS .50 anti material rifle


Austria2004
Barrett XM109
Barrett XM109 anti material rifle


US2000 an
Accuracy International AW50F
Accuracy International AW50F anti material rifle


UK2000 an
AMR-2
AMR-2 anti material rifle


China2000 an
CZW-127
CZW-127 anti material rifle


Czech Republic2000 an
McMillan Tac-50
McMillan Tac-50 anti material rifle


US2000
KSVK (ASVK)
KSVK (ASVK) anti material rifle


Russia1999
Steyr IWS 2000
Steyr IWS 2000 anti material rifle


Austria1999
Denel NTW-20
Denel NTW-20 anti material rifle


South Africa1998
Zastava M93 Black Arrow
Zastava M93 Black Arrow anti material rifle


Yugoslavia1998
Helenius RK-97 APH
Helenius RK-97 APH anti material rifle


Finland1996
RT-20
RT-20 anti material rifle


Croatia1994
PGM Hecate II
PGM Hecate II anti material rifle


France1993
Heckler & Koch HK WSG2000
Heckler & Koch HK WSG2000 anti material rifle


Germany1990
Zbrojovka ZB Falcon
Zbrojovka ZB Falcon anti material rifle


Czech Republic1990
Gepard anti-materiel rifle
Gepard anti-materiel rifle


Hungary1990
Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (PTRD-41)
Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (PTRD-41) anti material rifle


Russia1941
Simonov PTRS 1941 (PTRS-41)
Simonov PTRS 1941 (PTRS-41) anti material rifle


Russia1941
Solothurn S-18/1000
Solothurn S-18/1000 anti material rifle


Germany
Switzerland
1940s
Lahti L-39
Lahti L-39 anti material rifle


Finland1939
Panzerbuchse 39 (PzB 39)
Panzerbuchse 39 (PzB 39) anti material rifle


Germany1939
Type 97 20mm AT
Type 97 20mm AT anti material rifle


Japan1939
Wz. 35 anti-tank rifle
Wz. 35 anti-tank rifle


Poland1939
Panzerbuchse 38 (PzB 38)
Panzerbuchse 38 (PzB 38) anti material rifle


Germany1938
Boys Anti-Tank Rifle (Stanchion)
Boys Anti-Tank Rifle (Stanchion)


UK1937
Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr
Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr anti material rifle


Germany1918

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