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The Anti-Tank Soldier is similar to [[Anti-Tank_Rifleman | the Anti-Tank Rifleman]] in that the weapons employed are intended to defeat armored units. This class of infantryman uses rocket assisted munitions to help achieve this goal.
=Overview & Game Play=
 
From the introduction of the tank in WWI, it was evident that infantry had little recourse if attacked by tanks. Certainly, there were antitank guns (if they happened to be present when the tanks showed up) but in terms of squad-inherent antitank capability, there was little available. One course of development led to the Anti-Tank Rifle. Essentially nothing more than a really powerful rifle firing hardened armor-piercing slugs, they were extremely heavy, hard to use, and only marginally effective against even the early, lightly armoured tanks. However, as the war progressed and armour became thicker and Anti-tank rifles became obsolete. A new solution had to be found. Step forward hand held ant-tank weapons. Most of these weapons where rockets but the British adopted a difference system but the effect was the same. Fire a High-explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) projectile  at the target, the HEAT being a shaped charge that hopefully penetrated the target.
 
Using an anti-tank Solider in Battleground Europe is about patience and research: all  light tank are vulnerable, However on the heavier tanks only a few spots are vulnerable and  even then and you have to get close to  the target to be ensured a kill.
 
 
The anti-tank solider is equipped with a hand held anti-tank weapon , a pistol, and a combat knife.
 
=Equipment=
 
==British==
 
 
 
<center>
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align: center;"
| [[File:UK Inf Anti-Tank PIAT.png|250px]]
|- style="background:#666600; color:#fff;"
| '''British Anti-Tank soilder'''
|- style="background:#ddb;"
| Equipment
|- style="background: white;"
| [[PIAT]]
|- style="background:#f0f0f0;"
| [[Webley .455]]
|- style="background: white;"
|- style="background:#f0f0f0;"
|- style="background: white;"
| [[Combat Knife]]
|}
</center>
 
==French==
 
 
 
<center>
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align: center;"
| [[File:FR Inf Anti-Tank Bazooka.png|250px]]
|- style="background:#666600; color:#fff;"
| '''French Anti-Tank solider'''
|- style="background:#ddb;"
| Equipment
|- style="background: white;"
| [[M9 Bazooka]]
|- style="background:#f0f0f0;"
| [[Pistolet automatique mle 1935S]]
|- style="background: white;"
|- style="background:#f0f0f0;"
|- style="background: white;"
| [[Combat Knife]]
|}
</center>
==American==
 
 
 
<center>
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align: center;"
| [[File:In us antitank.jpg|px50]]
|- style="background:#666600; color:#fff;"
| '''American Anti-Tank soilder'''
|- style="background:#ddb;"
| Equipment
|- style="background: white;"
| [[M9 Bazooka]]
|- style="background:#f0f0f0;"
| [[M1911 Colt]]
|- style="background: white;"
 
|- style="background:#f0f0f0;"
|- style="background: white;"
| [[Combat Knife]]
|}
</center>
 
==German==
 
 
 
<center>
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align: center;"
| [[File:In de antitank.jpg|250px]]
|- style="background:#666600; color:#fff;"
| '''German Anti-Tank soilder'''
|- style="background:#ddb;"
| Equipment
|- style="background: white;"
| [[Panzerschreck 54|Panzerschreck ]]
|- style="background:#f0f0f0;"
| [[Pistole 08]]
|- style="background: white;"
 
|- style="background:#f0f0f0;"
|- style="background: white;"
| [[Combat Knife]]
|}
</center>
 
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Latest revision as of 12:37, 10 August 2020

Overview & Game Play

From the introduction of the tank in WWI, it was evident that infantry had little recourse if attacked by tanks. Certainly, there were antitank guns (if they happened to be present when the tanks showed up) but in terms of squad-inherent antitank capability, there was little available. One course of development led to the Anti-Tank Rifle. Essentially nothing more than a really powerful rifle firing hardened armor-piercing slugs, they were extremely heavy, hard to use, and only marginally effective against even the early, lightly armoured tanks. However, as the war progressed and armour became thicker and Anti-tank rifles became obsolete. A new solution had to be found. Step forward hand held ant-tank weapons. Most of these weapons where rockets but the British adopted a difference system but the effect was the same. Fire a High-explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) projectile at the target, the HEAT being a shaped charge that hopefully penetrated the target.

Using an anti-tank Solider in Battleground Europe is about patience and research: all light tank are vulnerable, However on the heavier tanks only a few spots are vulnerable and even then and you have to get close to the target to be ensured a kill.


The anti-tank solider is equipped with a hand held anti-tank weapon , a pistol, and a combat knife.

Equipment

British

UK Inf Anti-Tank PIAT.png
British Anti-Tank soilder
Equipment
PIAT
Webley .455
Combat Knife

French

FR Inf Anti-Tank Bazooka.png
French Anti-Tank solider
Equipment
M9 Bazooka
Pistolet automatique mle 1935S
Combat Knife

American

px50
American Anti-Tank soilder
Equipment
M9 Bazooka
M1911 Colt
Combat Knife

German

In de antitank.jpg
German Anti-Tank soilder
Equipment
Panzerschreck
Pistole 08
Combat Knife