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PIAT infantry anti-armour weapon




Description

The Projector, Infantry, Anti Tank weapon or PIAT for short was used by British forces during and after World War 2, particularly by paratroopers when no other anti-tank guns were available for example at Arnhem and Pegasus Bridge. It had to be loaded by standing on the shoulder plate and heaving to cock the spring, then inserting the round through the rectangular space in the top of the forward section. This particular weapon is a training version used by RAF Regiment personnel in their airfield protection role.

Location

North East Aircraft Museum, Sunderland, England. October 2004.

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