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TGewehr
Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr
Country of origin

Germany

Manufacturer(s)

Mauser

Year(s) designed

1910s

Production began

1918

Production ended

1933 (service)

Weapon type

Anti-tank rifle

Caliber

13.2x92mm

Action

Manually-operated, bolt-action

Overall length

66.6 inches (169.1 cm)

Weight

41 pounds (18.5 kg) with round and bipod

Weight empty

35 pounds (15.9 kg)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

Single shot

Cyclic rate

Single shot

Used by

German Empire
Weimar Republic


The Tankgewehr 1918, also known as the Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr or simply the T-Gewehr, is a German anti-tank rifle.

HistoryEdit

As the idea of using high-caliber weaponry to blow up tanks originated in Germany, Mauser decided to make the T-Gewehr, as they found out that the 7.92x57mm K bullet was no longer effective.

Design DetailsEdit

The rifle used the standard Mauser action, but had no way to reduce recoil, like a shock absorber or muzzle brake. Iron sights were comprised of a front blade and a tangent rear sight. A two-man crew manned the gun; a firer and an ammunition bearer. The T-Gewehr was not designed to be fired from the hip.

VariantsEdit

A shortened variant and a magazine-fed variant are known to exist.

TriviaEdit

  • The T-Gewehr holds the distinction of being the very first anti-tank rifle made.

ReferencesEdit

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