Antitank rifle PzB M. SS 41 / PzB 41 (t)

    anti-tank gun pzb m. ss 41 / pzb 41 ( t)

    PzB M. SS 41

    anti-tank gun pzb m. ss 41 / pzb 41 (t)

    PzB M. SS 41

    a role in the history of infantry anti-tank weapons melee Nazi Germany played an anti-tank guns (MFR) developed in the German-occupied Czechoslovakia during World War II. All research and development (R & D) in this area started Czechoslovak designers even before the war, continued after 1939, but for the occupants.

    < td> Sighting range, m
    Caliber, mm 7,92 h94
    (Patrone 318)
    Length mm 1360
    Barrel length, mm 1100
    Weight empty, kg 13.1
    store count. cartridges 5, 10
    Rate of fire / min 20
    Muzzle velocity, m / s 1175
    (Distance / angle of incidence / piercing)
    100 m / 90o / 30 mm
    300 m / 90o / 20 mm
    In 1940-1941

    weapons specialists Academy SS «SS-Waffenakademie» Brno and Czech firms gunsmiths «Waffenwerke Brunn» (the name of the Czech group «Zbrojovka Brno» during the German occupation) was developed 7.92-mm anti-tank gun magazine- W/7.92 under German cartridge 7.92 mm h94 (Patrone 318). In 1941 it was decided PTR adopted German Waffen SS troops with the designation «PzB M. SS 41 »(Panzerbuchse Model SS 41 - anti-tank gun model for the Waffen SS circa 1941), also became known with the name« PzB 41 (t) ».


    gun PzB M. SS 41 was carried out under the scheme «Bull-Pup» (an arrangement in which the locking mechanism is in the butt, is located behind the store, and the box trigger, trigger guard and fire control handle ahead of the receiving window shop), what was done to save space when its use and maintenance (in the fortifications, armored vehicles, narrow trenches, etc.). This anti-tank gun can be considered the first example of this class of weapons in the layout "Bullpup", entered service.

    anti-tank gun pzb m. Ss 41 / pzb 41 (t)
    view shutter PzB M. SS 41

    7.92-mm PTR PzB M. SS 41 belonged to the class of non-automatic weapon shop with manually operated. During reloading the arrow, as well as in the German PTR «PzB 39" was not required to remove your hands from the pistol grip reloading because for this handle it manually propelled trunk forward and backward. Locking barrel by coupling, which was mounted on the pistol grip, with an assembled trigger and fuse. This gun was out the gate in the usual sense, and because when reloading the barrel moved back and forth, in the latched position, the length of the entire MFI became close to the length of the barrel, making this weapon one of the most compact and maneuverable weapon models in this class.

    anti-tank gun pzb m. Ss 41 / pzb 41 (t)
    view controls and receiver store PzB M. SS 41

    gate was part of the fixed backplate and mated with the barrel sleeve, landed on the trunk of the threaded landing. Rotation coupling occurs when moving the pistol grip fire control forward and upward. Then began promoting the handle forward movement of the trunk. Guide for the stem with coupling served perforated casing. In reverse motion trunk found on cartridge ejector hook held. Turning the pistol grip fire control down the barrel with the gate locked.

    firing mechanism - striker type. Drummer cocked when reloading, but in case of misfire had a special cocking lever drummer - to repeat the descent there was no need to make reloading.

    anti-tank gun pzb m. Ss 41 / pzb 41 (t)
    view with folding butt Shoulders PzB M. SS 41

    trigger mechanism mounted in the pistol grip on the left side of which was a safety lever, locked in the rear position and the latch release rod couplings.

    Food arms ammunition made from detachable box magazine capacity of 5 or 10 rounds. Stores joined behind the pistol grip, the left hand side of the receiver and at an angle downwards.

    The barrel is fastened

    single chamber muzzle brake gated.

    mounted to the body butt was fitted with a shock-absorbing "pillow", "cheek" and additional top folding shoulder rest.

    In front of a metal box with holes located folding bipod.

    Sights consisted of a folding front sight and sight designed for shooting at a distance of 500 m

    anti-tank gun pzb m. ss 41 / pzb 41 (t)

    Sights PzB M. SS 41:
    Fly (left), pillar (right)

    Thanks effective muzzle brake and the fact that a significant part of the recoil energy of the gun used machinery automation, gun weight was maintained within the limits of its portability allowing one person. Gun itself was transferred to the shoulder strap for fastening which imply loop.


    barrel, receiver and butt on the same axis, spring buffer rubber-coated shoulder rest (is both a mainspring), and in addition, the use of single-chamber muzzle brake gated minimized recoil when firing.

    anti-tank gun pzb m. Ss 41 / pzb 41 (t)
    Marking PzB M. SS 41,
    Located above the receiver store

    antitank rifle PzB M. SS 41 came easy to maintain, as well as lightweight and compact enough weapons for its class and could be a serious competitor to the German PTR PzB 39. However, too high cost of production due to outdated technology metalworking milling machines and lathes, as well as limiting the use of anti-tank rifles with the emergence in the early 1940s, a powerful new enemy tanks have led to the fact that the production of these rifles, after the release of several thousands of those weapons have been discontinued.

    PzB M. SS troops used 41 "SS" to deal with light tanks and other armored targets, as well as for shooting embrasures pillbox. But like other systems of the same class, their effectiveness was largely lost against Allied tanks (T-34, HF, Sherman) by mid 1942.

    On the basis of design

    antitank rifle «PzB M. SS 41 "was developed large-caliber single-shot PTR« PzB 42 "15 mm caliber, which, however, did not go into mass production.


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