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The PTRS-41 was a semi-automatic, gas-operated, AT Rifle that was used by the Soviet Union during WWII.

Description

It was produced by the Simonov design bureau, and fired the 14.5x114mm Cartridge (the same round used by the PTRD-41 [1]) fed into the breech from a five round internal magazine.[2] The round could penetrate up to 40mm armour at about 100 meters (although the armour had to be at a 90 degree angle, and the rifle needed to be equipped with BS-41 bullets). The PTRS-41 weighed 20.9 kg and was 210.8 cm long, including the 121.6 cm barrel. By 1943, the PTRS-41 was rarely able to penetrate most German tank armour. However, the Soviets used it due to a lack of indigenous rocket launchers. In addition, the PTRS effectively combated lighted armoured vehicles and because of its usage as an anti-personnel weapon, thanks to the efforts of Vasily Zaitsev.

In the early days of the German invasion of Russia, German forces pressed captured examples into service as the 14.5-mm Panzerabwehrbuchse 748(r).[1]

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  1. 1,0 1,1 War Machine Magazine issue 105 - Infantry Anti Tank Weapons of World War II
  2. http://world.guns.ru/atr/rus/simonov-ptrs-e.html
Vorlage:Soviet Infantry Weapons