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Boys Anti-tank Rifle

Boys Anti-tank Rifle

The barrel of the Boys anit-tank rifle was mounted on a slide, and a shock absorber was fitted to the bipod along with a muzzle brake on the barrel to counteract the recoil. There were three main versions of the Boys anti-tank rifle produced. Developed by Captain H. C. Boys (the Assistant Superintendent of Design) who was a member of the British Small Arms Committee and a designer at the Royal Small Arms Factory Enfield. They were quickly phased out due to ineffectiveness against heavily armored vehicles and replaced with the .50 BMG caliber M2 Browning machine gun when available. 62,000 Boys anti-tank rifles were produced. Source: Photo No.: ARMY TRAINING 1/13, Collection No.: 4700-101. Author: Photographer: British Army photographer.



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