13 Facts About Anti-tank warfare


Anti-tank warfare originated from the need to develop technology and tactics to destroy tanks during World War I Since the Triple Entente developed the first tanks in 1916 but did not deploy them in battle until 1917, the German Empire developed the first anti-tank weapons.

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Anti-tank warfare evolved rapidly during World War II, leading to the inclusion of infantry-portable weapons such as the Bazooka, anti-tank combat engineering, specialized anti-tank aircraft and self-propelled anti-tank guns.

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Anti-tank warfare evolved as a countermeasure to the threat of the tank's appearance on the battlefields of the Western Front of the First World War.

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The Red Army however was fortunate in having several excellent designs for anti-tank warfare that were either in final stages of development for production, or had been rejected earlier as unnecessary and could now be rushed into production.

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Anti-tank warfare's L-4, named Rosie the Rocketeer, armed with six bazookas, had a notable anti-armor success during an engagement during the Battle of Arracourt on September 20,1944, knocking out at least four German armored vehicles, as a pioneering example of taking on heavy enemy armor from a lightweight slow-flying aircraft.

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Anti-tank warfare guns are guns designed to destroy armored vehicles from defensive positions.

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Anti-tank warfare rifles were introduced in some armies before the Second World War to provide infantry with a stand-off weapon when confronted with a tank assault.

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Anti-tank warfare rifles were developed in several countries during the 1930s.

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Anti-tank warfare tactics developed rapidly during the war but along different paths in different armies based on the threats they faced and the technologies they were able to produce.

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The Red Army was faced with a new challenge in anti-tank warfare after losing most of its tank fleet and a considerable part of its anti-tank capable cannons.

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Anti-tank warfare guns were usually deployed to cover terrain more suitable for tanks, and were protected by minefields laid at about 500 meters to 1 kilometer from their positions by combat engineers.

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Anti-tank warfare guns continued to be used in a number of conflicts past World War 2 around the world, such as the Six-Day War and the South African Border War.

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Effect of anti-tank warfare is to destroy or damage enemy tanks, or to prevent enemy tanks, and their supporting troops from maneuvering, which is the primary ability of a tank.

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