Yugoimport unveils Sarac 99 20mm anti-materiel rifle at Partner 2021
Large-caliber long-range rifle 20x110mm Sarac 99 has been designed to neutralize and destroy a wide range of targets, mainly materiel.
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Sarac 99 anti-materiel rifle (Picture source: Army Recognition)
Anti-materiel guns were used during World War I and World War II to penetrate the armor of tanks. In the modern era, the armor of tanks and other vehicles increased, making it difficult for .50 BMG bullets to penetrate. Modern-day anti-materiel rifles are used to penetrate light armor vehicles or targets such as concrete barricades and buildings as well as being used to destroy unexploded ordnance.
One of the most popular anti-materiel rifles today is the Barrett M107, not only for its military use but also as one of the most popular weapons available to civilians. This is due to the design of the weapon, being built with a suppressor-ready muzzle brake, a thermal cheek pad, and a handgrip mounted on the inside of the rail. This rifle fires a .50 BMG caliber bullet and weighs 28.7 lb (13.0 kg), with a barrel length of 29 in (740 mm). Other popular anti-materiel rifles include the Zastava M93 Black arrow, McMillan Tac-50, Gepard GM6 Lynx, AMSD OM 50 Nemesis, Accuracy International AS50, Mechem NTW-20, Istiklal IST-14.5, WKW Wilk, and the CheyTac Intervention M-200.
In general, anti-materiel rifles are chambered for 12.7×99 mm NATO (.50 BMG), 12.7×108 mm Russian, 14.5×114 mm Russian, and 20 mm cartridges. The large cartridges are required to be able to fire projectiles containing usable payloads, such as explosives, armor-piercing cores, incendiaries, or combinations of these, as found in the Raufoss Mk 211 projectile.
Yugoimport’s Sarac 99 rifle fires 20x110mm Hispano rounds. Maximum powder pressure: 3,500 bar. Muzzle velocity: 84 m/s. An armor-piercing round can penetrate a 25mm-thick steel plate at 200 meters under 90°. The rate of fire is set for 3 to 5 rounds/min. Without its magazine and optical sights, the rifle weighs a bit less than 50 kg. The magazine loaded with 7 rounds weighs less than 3.5 kg. A shooter or his teammate carries 3 loaded magazines.