Antitank rifle W/7.92

    anti-tank gun w/7.92


    anti-tank gun w/7.92


    In 1930 Czechoslovak gunsmiths were initiated research and development (R & D) to create a new anti-infantry melee weapons. After the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Germany in 1939, these works were continued, but under the direction of and in cooperation with the German designers.

    < 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 the Czech armourers company «Waffenwerke Brunn» (the name of the Czech group «Zbrojovka Brno» in the years of the German occupation) and German specialists weapons Academy SS «SS-Waffenakademie» Brno was developed 7.92-mm anti-magazine- gun «W/7.92» under German cartridge 7.92 mm h94 (Patrone 318).

    Structurally W/7.92

    gun was made 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) that was done to reduce the space in use and maintenance (in the fortifications, armored vehicles, narrow trenches, etc.).

    anti-tank gun w/7.92
    view shutter W/7.92

    This antitank rifle belonged to a 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 w/7.92
    view controls and receiver store W/7.92

    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 w/7.92
    view with folding butt Shoulders W/7.92

    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 w/7.92

    Sights W/7.92:
    Fly (left), sight (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 w/7.92
    markers (above the receiver store) MFR W/7.92,
    Being armed Waffen SS
    With the designation PzB M. SS 41

    In 1941 it was decided PTR W/7.92 adopt German troops «Waffen SS» labeled «PzB M. SS 41 »(Panzerbuchse Model SS 41 - anti-tank gun model for the Waffen SS model 1941) and was intended to deal with tanks and other armored targets, as well as for shooting embrasures pillbox.

    antitank rifle W/7.92 (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 thousand units were discontinued.

    W/7.92 gun can be considered the first example of this class of weapons in the layout "Bullpup", entered service. In the early 1940s, based on his design was developed large-caliber single-shot PTR «W/15» caliber 15 mm, which, however, did not go into mass production.


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