Hello everyone, this is a propaganda/educational video, made by Disney studio for the Canadian army in 1942. It depicts the .55 Boys AT rifle in a blend of regular footage and animation. The initial scene with Adolf Hitler is pretty funny :) But by 1942/1943, the AT rifle as a weapon has reached its limits. Despite the Russian rifles (the 14,5mm round was significantly more powerful than the original .55 Boys, penetrating cca 40mm at 100 meters, while the Boys rifle could only penetrate roughly half as much) were occasionally capable of knocking out even the dreaded Panther tanks, their mass use triggered a countermeasure development, resulting (amongst other things) in the Schurzen side armor plates, significantly reducing the German tank side armor vulnerability (no, Schurzen were NOT developed as a defense against HEAT weapons). By 1945, the AT rifles have become all but pretty much completely obsolete. Many of the Boys rifles have been actually rebored to the US .50 caliber and used as heavy anti-materiel rifles. The original .55 Boys ammunition is in fact so rare nowadays that such a round it is considered a prized collectible. *

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