Monday, December 10, 2012

Gepárd anti-material rifle

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The Gepárd anti-material rifle is an incredible Hungarian military invention. Its purpose is to stop or disable targets such as light armoured vehicles, shelters, buildings, radio towers, missile launchers and helicopters. The rifle was developed in 1987 when the Hungarian army was looking for a small weapon that could damage lightly armoured targets. The Gepárd rifle is widely considered to be an effective weapon by experts.

The Gepárd is a large caliber rifle that has high accuracy as well as high muzzle velocity. The rifle originates from World War I anti-tank rifles developed by the Germans to damage armoured vehicles. The Hungarian army uses the Gepárd as well as Indian special forces. Watch the video to see how incredible this weapon really is.

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