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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2023 3:17 p.m. PST


"Adopted by Ukrainian forces in 2020, the Snipex Alligator is a Ukrainian anti-materiel rifle capable of destroying fortified positions, vehicles, aircraft, and probably dinosaurs.

This 6-1/2-foot, 55-pound behemoth was not designed to be used as an anti-personnel rifle, but it would most likely anti-the-ever-living-Bleeped text out of any personnel it hit. Even Superman.

Speaking of the round, the 14.5mm x 114mm cartridge fired by the Alligator is a veritable beast of a bullet that was initially designed as an anti-tank round for World War II-era Soviet weapons. The 59- to 66-gram projectile is capable of traveling at nearly 3,300 feet per second and makes more common big boy rounds like the .50 and 12.7 look unimpressive by comparison. In other words, if you're a .50-cal, the 14.5 is the guy your girlfriend tells you not to worry about…"

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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2023 9:03 p.m. PST

Big! Glad i don't have to shoot it.

billclo02 Jan 2023 4:35 a.m. PST

Wonder how it performs vs the older Finnish Lahti 20mm rifle?


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2023 3:26 p.m. PST



Black Bull03 Jan 2023 4:15 a.m. PST

As an anti tank round the 14.5mm is better than the Lahti 20mm and the guns that fire it are half the weight

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2023 3:17 p.m. PST



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