Weapons

Small Arms

Bayonets | Pistols  | Rifles
Submachine Guns

Thompson Submachine Gun
Sten Gun
C1 Submachine Gun

Light Weapons

Light Machine Guns

Lewis Gun
Bren Gun
C2 LMG
C9 LMG

Machine Guns

Colt Machine Gun
Vickers Gun
C5 General Purpose MG
C6 General Purpose MG
M2 .50 calibre

Light Anti-Tank Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle
Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank
Bazooka
M72 SRAAW (L)
Carl Gustav
Eryx

Mortars

2-inch Mortar
3-inch Mortar
3-inch Stokes Gun
6-inch Newton Mortar
9.45-inch Newton Mortar
C3 81mm Mortar
M19 60mm Mortar

Ordnance

Anti-Tank Guns

106mm Recoilless Rifle
2-pounder Anti-Tank Gun
6-pounder Anti-Tank Gun
17-pounder Anti-Tank Gun
TOW Missile

Guns

18-pounder Gun
25-pounder Gun
60-pounder Howitzer
C1 105mm Howitzer
C3 105mm Howitzer
LG1 C1 105mm Howitzer

Anti-Aircraft Guns

3.7-inch Gun

Grenades

Hand Grenades
No. 69 Grenade
M61 & M67 Grenade
Rifle Grenades
Grenade Launchers
Anti-Tank Grenades
No. 68 Grenade

Ammunition
Small Arms & Light Weapons

.303 Mk VII
5.56mm
7.62mm NATO
Pistol Ammunition
PIAT Ammunition

Ordnance

106mm Ammunition
Armour Piercing
Armour Piercing Composite Rigid
AP Discarding Sabot
High Explosive Anti-Tank
High Explosive, Squash Head

Terminology

Fixed ammunition
Proximity Fuze

Armour Piercing Composite Rigid (APCR)

Armour Piercing Composite Rigid was a British term for a type of Armour Piercing ammunition utilized during the Second World War. The US term was High Velocity Armour Piercing (HVAP) and the Germans also used rounds based on this principle, called Hartkernmunition.

The APCR projectile has a core of high-density hard material such as tungsten carbide surrounded by a full bore shell of a lighter alloy. The projectile shape in general resembles that of the standard Armour Piercing Capped Ballistic Capped shot, but due to an overall reduction in weight, could be fired at a higher velocity. However, the poorer ballistic qualities also decreased the effective range of this type of ammunition.

To prevent shattering on impact, shock buffering caps were placed between the core and the outer ballistic shell as with Armour Piercing Capped rounds. APCR rounds were phased out by Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot rounds.

Canadian weapons that utilized APCR ammunition included the 6-pounder Anti-Tank Gun, which used APCR Mark 1T ammunition. The Boys Anti-Tank Rifle also had ammunition based on APCR designed for it, but not issued.

The Germans also utilized APCR rounds in such weapons as the 5cm PaK 38 anti-tank gun, though shortages of tungsten limited their supply of the ammunition.


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