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Rifle, Anti-Tank, .55in, Boys Mk.I
Boys Anti-tank Rifle Mk.I
13.9-mm Panzerabwehrbüchse 782(e)
Boys MkII
General Historical Information
Place of origin Great Britain
Type Anti-Tank rifle
Effective range 300 m
Rate of Fire 10 rpm
Magazine 5 rounds
General Ingame Information
Debut in FHSW Debut in FH mod
Used by Great Britain
Canada
Australia
France
Germany
Finland
Used in vehicles Universal Carrier
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The Rifle, Anti-Tank, .55in, Boys commonly known as the "Boys Anti-tank Rifle" (or incorrectly "Boyes"), was a British anti-tank rifle in use during World War II. It was often nicknamed the "elephant gun" by its users due to its size and large bore. There were three main versions of the Boys, an early model (Mark I) which had a circular muzzle brake and T shaped monopod, built primarily at BSA in England, a later model (Mk I*) built primarily at Jonathan Inglis in Toronto Canada, that had a square muzzle brake and a V shaped bipod, and a third model made for airborne forces with a 30-inch (762 mm) barrel and no muzzle brake. There were also different cartridges, with a later version offering better penetration. Although adequate against light tanks in the early part of the war, the Boys was ineffective against heavier armour and was phased out in favour of the PIAT mid-war. It was used in vehicles like the Universal Carrier. The gun replace the Bren Gun. This 5-shot magazine, bolt-action rifle fired .55 inch (13.9 mm) caliber ammunition and had an effective range of almost 300 m, while it penetrated up to 20 mm at 100 yards. This made it somewhat useful against more lightly armored early tanks, but it became progressively less effective against their later, more heavily armored replacements. More than 60.000 were built. It was followed by the British PIAT anti-tank launcher.

Mk.IIEdit

Rifle, Anti-Tank, .55in, Boys Mk.II
Boys Anti-tank Rifle Mk.II
Boys MkII
General Historical Information
Place of origin Great Britain
Type Anti-Tank rifle
Effective range 300 m
Rate of Fire 10 rpm
Magazine 5 rounds
General Ingame Information
Debut in FHSW v0.5
Used by Great Britain
Finland
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This variant was designed for the British airborne troops and where predominantly used in North Africa. This rare variant, wich very few survived the war because the short numbers off produced, had a shorter barrel and was leighter. This variant can be recornize ingame by the flat harmonica style break wich also be add on the late Boys Mk.I rifles.

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