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PTRD 14.5mm Anti tank rifle

Article about: Hi Guys, I am posting these pics for forum member "grigoriev". The gun is dated 1942 and is still live If you have any questions about it, I am sure Colin would be pleased to answe

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    hi guys , first a thank you to ade for posting the pictures
    i would love to fire this beast on a range , the weapon has a little feature that helps when firing , the whole barrel and breach slides backwards over the pistol grip taking some of the recoil away from the shoulder .

    it still must be a brutal weapon to fire .


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    hi dimas , i would love to see the pictures of the relic ptrd

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    Speaking of 'seriousley damaging your shoulder' - did the Russian army ever use the Brittish spring loaded 'Piat' anti tank gun?. It was reputed to have caused a higher loss of operators than tank crew!

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    Hi Chris, as far as I know they never got any PIAT's.

    They might have encountered them in the hands of the Polish Home Army though as they certainly had them.

    Just for interests sake, i have enclosed a pic of my inert 1943 dated PIAT round.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Superb response!

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    Another thought: the Soviets may have been given a small quantity of Boyes .55 anti tank rifles? I will have to check a book I have on vehicles. I have a feeling they got them as kit with some Lend-Lease Universal (Bren gun) carriers.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Russian army bren-gun carriers? - I await your response!

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    Just looked: Carriers yes, but having got the magnifying glass out they have PTRD's & PTRS's on board, not Boyes.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    I,m agree with Dimas shooting from the PTRD can damage the shoulder. The "broneboischik" should be a strong man

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