Monday, 13 February 2012

The Boys is Finished

Yes the Anti-tank element of the Humberstone Militia has been finished bases and ready for action. The Boys anti-tank rifle is just the ticket and is the very latest in anti-tank hardware, or that's what the salesman said. I have to say I have a rather soft spot for this weapon as it looks like a hang over from the Great War and oddly not fit for propose, none none of which is true.





The Rifle, Anti-Tank, .55in, Boys commonly known as the "Boys Anti-tank Rifle" (or incorrectly "Boyes"), was a British anti-tank rifle in use during World War II.

There were three main versions of the Boys, an early model (Mark I) which had a circular muzzle brake and T shaped monopod, built primarily at BSA in England, a later model (Mk I*) built primarily at Jonathan Inglis in Toronto Canada, that had a square muzzle brake and a V shaped bipod, and a third model made for airborne forces with a 30-inch (762 mm) barrel and no muzzle brake. There were also different cartridges, with a later version offering better penetration.

Although adequate against light tanks in the early part of the war, the Boys was ineffective against heavier armour.

6 comments:

  1. It certainly is a great bit of kit and wonderfully realised by your good self. The Humberstone Militia is now capable of leaving a whopping dent into any unsuspecting armour that indadvertedly wanders into their sector.

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  2. I bet it'll make minced-meat of the improvised armoured vehicles of VBCW, though!

    Lovely little vignette, PK! I love the way they're using the terrain for camouflage.

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  3. It's a great finish and base, the whole package....

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  4. A great looking gun, I'm sure its gonna do some damage to whatever it gets to fire at!!

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  5. Thanks there guys, I hope it will do some damage, lol.

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