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The Big Guns
Anti-Tank Guns, Artillery, and Mortars
Ever since the invention of the tank in the First World War, there has been a need to outfit the common soldier with the means by which to destroy tanks. As tanks evolved into larger and stronger vehicles, the anti-tank gun had to keep pace by increasing in size and caliber. After the Second World War anti-tank guns fell out a favor, being replaced by self propelled anti-tank rockets.
German 7.5cm PaK
undergoing maintenance, available Spring 2019
$950.00 – Shoot 1 round
$750.00 -Each additional round
First used in 1942, it quickly became Germany’s primary anti-tank gun till the end of the war. Though it was effective against the majority of the armor used by the Allies, its size and weight made it difficult to maneuver. Our PaK 40 is the only fully functional one left in the world that still shoots. Historic and rare, it is one of our most popular big guns to shoot.
German 3,7cm PaK
Available Spring 2019
Germany’s original PaK anti-tank gun. Developed in the 1920’s and 30’s, it entered WW2 as Germany’s premier anti-tank weapon. The gun started to show its ineffectiveness during the invasion of France, and started to become obsolete by 1942 due to tank armor improvements. Even so, it was still capable of destroying 91% of the Russian tanks it faced in 1941. Known post war as the PaK 36, this term was never officially used by the German armed forces.
German 2,5cm PaK 113 (F)
$299.00 – Shoot 1 round
$199.00 – Each additional round
Originally built by the French as the 25mm Hotchkiss, it was their main anti-tank gun in till their capitulation in 1940. Captured guns were adopted by the Germans under the designation 2,5cm PaK 113 (F). By 1943, the no longer was effective against current armor and was withdrawn from service in 1943. Our PAK 113 (F) was purchased by Finland from Germany for use against the Soviets. Though not as earth shaking as our PAK 40, it is the perfect gun first gun for a novice to start on.
U.S. 60MM MORTAR
$299.00 – Shoot (3 rounds)
$35.00 – Each additional round
Based on the heavier M1 mortar, the M2 was designed to be a lightweight and man portable mortar to provide the infantry with their own fire support. The maximum range of 1,985 yards proved sufficient with a rate of fire of 18 rounds per minute.
U.S. M1 81mm Mortar
AVAILABLE SPRING 2019
$399.00 – Shoot (3 rounds)
$30.00 – Each additional round
The M1 mortar was based on a French design from the 1st World War, and became the standard American mortar of the 2nd World War. With a maximum range of 3,300 yards, it was capable of indirectly firing up to 35 rounds per minute. While not being easily carried, it was often transported on a cart or in a vehicle.
BRITISH ML 2 INCH 50MM MORTAR
AVAILABLE SPRING 2019
$250.00 – Shoot 3 rounds
$25.00 – Each additional round
Weighing only 10.5 pounds, this mortar was developed to be easily carried by British infantry. The downside was it had a smaller bursting radius, a limited range of only 500 yards, and a rate of fire of 8 rounds per minute. It also lacked a bipod and was hand held by the gunner. Yet, it proved itself effective for close range fire support. Unlike most mortars that fired when the round was dropped down the tube, the ML 2-inch used a trigger lever.