Forgotten Weapons: PIAT anti-tank weapon

Forgotten Weapons youtube channel takes a look at the WWII British PIAT anti-tank weapon.

Videos from Forgotten Weapons youtube channel

One of the most popular youtube pages devoted to firearms history is Forgotten Weapons.  While firearms are generally outside the scope of this website, every once in a while they will take a look at an anti-tank rifle or some other type of weapon that pertains to armored warfare.  Here are a couple recent videos that meet that description.


Videos: Forgotten Weapons

Readers that are into firearms are probably already familiar with the youtube channel Forgotten Weapons.  Host Ian McCollum has examined hundreds of rare and unusual firearms in the videos of this channel, providing high quality information and analysis.  That said, as much as we like his work, firearms are outside the theme of the this site.  However, he occasionally looks at an anti-tank rifle, which is close enough to our subject matter to warrant posting here at Tank and AFV News.  Here are a collection of videos examining various anti-tank rifles and a few examples of anti-tank artillery.

Winchester-Williams WWII .50 BMG Antitank Rifle

Granatbuchse GrB-39 Antitank Rifle

Panzerbüchse 39 German Anti-Tank Rifle

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle

1918 German Tank Gewehr

Cannons and Artillery (several videos in one playlist)

The T124E2 anti-tank gun

IMG_20130225_133806While this website is dedicated to tanks and AFVs, we will occasionally look at anti-tank weapons as well.  Recently, the TFB ( posted an article written by friend of Tank and AFV News Nathaniel F about the US T124E2 anti-tank gun.  This gun has an interesting history, being one of the last towed anti-tank guns issued by the US Army.  It was issued in the early 1950’s but under a 100 were built before the army decided to stop production and focus on recoil-less rifles instead.  The T124E3 was a 76mm weapon, based on the 76mm gun used in the M41 Walker Bulldog tank.  It was intended to be a very light weight weapon, suitable for use by airborne forces.  On paper is appears to be a much better weapon than the heavy and cumbersome towed 3 inch gun issued to US tank destroyer units in WW2.  Despite its very limited production run, quite a few of these guns survive to this day as monuments in front of veterans halls and public parks.  Read the TFV article here.  We have included a small gallery of pictures of a T124E3 gun on display outside the VFW post in Muskegon MI on Getty Street taken a couple years ago by the editor.

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