Soviet AT Rifle Performance

Sorry for the lack of post yesterday, guys. My day job has gotten a bit hectic in the last week, and it’s really cutting into the time I have available to work on the site. Between that and another project, there will probably be some more quiet days over the next couple months. That said, writing here is still my favorite part of the day, and I’ll do my best to keep the content coming.

Actually, yesterday’s silence is a bit embarrassing in light of the fact that the post I had planned to do was just a ripoff from Soviet Gun Archives. A couple days ago they had another very cool post, this time on the subject of Soviet anti-tank rifles. They found some WWII-era documents recording tests done with 14.5mm AT rifles (type not specified, but presumably the PTRS or PTRD) and the 12.7mm DShK machine gun against various types of German tanks. They tested different ranges, armor thicknesses, and armor angles, and the results might surprise you – check it out:

Soviet Gun Archives: Infantry vs Tanks