Started by dy031101, May 29, 2011, 11:08:11 PM
Quote from: dy031101 on May 30, 2011, 05:46:48 PMCuriosity- Wikipedia entry says that the US tested the prototypes but did not go further with the idea until the 40mm grenade launcher.Nevertheless, did the Allies have anything that was similar in terms of features (breech-loading, smoothbore, and/or low-recoil- those kinds of qualities) if not size?
Quote from: Maverick on May 31, 2011, 06:13:04 PMIt's said that the PIAT was able to defeat most German armour, especially earlier in the war, but that the gunner had to be suicidially close to make the shot. Doesn't really make for confidence building, but then man vs tons of metal is always a dodgy proposition at the best of times.Regards,Mav
Quote from: Maverick on May 31, 2011, 09:47:51 PMI've heard that recocking the PIAT was 'troublesome' to say the least. Definitely almost makes one think that it was a 'one shot' to a point, given the gunner's difficulty to recock it for a second shot and the fact that its effective range was on 100yds. It could punch out to 750yds, but I'd think that in that instance it would be almost an area weapon, which confirms Brian's mentioning of its indirect fire capabilities.
Quote from: Old Wombat on June 01, 2011, 07:42:42 AMBrian, you should know that if it works it ain't misuse, it's a "field expedient" usage.
Quote from: Maverick on June 02, 2011, 06:34:48 AMOne could almost quote the old adage: "Those who can do, those who can't teach", although I'd replace 'teach' with 'make the rules' as veterans can still teach.Regards,Mav
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