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The Rifle, Anti-Tank .55in Boys, commonly known as the Boys Anti-tank Rifle was a British anti-tank rifle in use during the World War II. There were three main versions of the Boys: an early model (Mark I) which had a circular muzzle brake and T-shaped monopod; a later model (Mk I*) that had a square muzzle brake and a V shaped bipod; and a third model made for airborne forces with a 30-inch (762 mm) barrel and no muzzle brake. There were also different cartridges, with a later version offering better penetration.
It was often nicknamed the "elephant gun" by its users due to its size and large bore. Although adequate against light tanks and tankettes in the early part of the war, the Boys was ineffective against heavier armor and was phased out in favor of the hollow charge-based PIAT mid-war.
— In-game Description