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Solothurn-Arsenal
Type Anti-tank rifle
Place of origin Estonia
Service history
In service 1940
Used by Estonia
Production history
Manufacturer Arsenal
Produced 1938–1940
Specifications
Weight 45.0 kg
Length 1750 mm

Caliber 20×105 mm
Action recoil
Rate of fire semiautomatic
Effective range 500 m (1,600 ft)
Feed system 5 or 10 round detachable box magazine

The Solothurn-Arsenal was an Estonian reverse-engineering copy of the Swiss S-18/100 anti-tank rifle. It was manufactured without license in Estonia between 1938 and 1940. Apart from the prototypes, only 20 were produced and deployed with 1st and 7th Infantry Regiments by the time of Soviet invasion in 1940.[1]

See also

References

  • Zaloga, Steven J. (2018). The Anti-Tank Rifle. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4728-1722-8. 
  1. Zaloga 2018, p. 23.


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