What is this two meter long rifle used for Ukrainian soldiers?
This is indeed a very interesting hand-held long-range weapon designed specifically to destroy enemy vehicles, not enemy troops. This so-called anti-weapon rifle fires projectiles of much larger caliber, capable of penetrating lightly armored vehicles. If aimed correctly, they can damage critical points of enemy equipment (for example, engines) or detonate reactive armor materials to increase the effectiveness of subsequent missile attacks.
Anti-matter rifle (or AMR) has superior long-range capabilities even when compared to modern sniper weapons. Modern models also have significantly improved accuracy, lower recoil, and a much better power-to-weight ratio. This special Ukrainian rifle manufactured by Snipex – ‘Alligator’ – weighs 25 kg and uses a 5-round 14.5 × 114 mm cartridge. It can penetrate 30 mm armor at a distance of 100 meters, or 10 mm armor from a distance of 1.5 km with a single bullet.
Watch the following video for more information:
And here are the main specifications of Crocodile Snipex rifle:
Toner Cartridge: 14.5 × 114
Overall length (assembled): 2000mm
Barrel length: 1,200mm
Rifling: 8 / 16.5” (420 mm)
Picatinny rail: MIL-STD 1913
muzzle velocity: 980m/s
Effective range: less than 2,000m
Maximum range: less than 7,000m
Magazine capacity: 5 rounds