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The Rifle, Anti-Tank .55in Boys, commonly known as the Boys Anti-tank Rifle was a British bolt action 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
The Boys AT Rifle is a weapon set to be introduced in Battlefield V in the third Tides of War chapter Trial By Fire. The weapon is unlocked upon completion of all week 9 challenges. It is also available in Firestorm as a Legendary weapon.
As the weapon's name suggests, the Boys is an anti-tank rifle capable of disabling light armored vehicles. True to its own power, it is capable of getting a one hit kill, Body up within 100 meters. Despite this, the rifle suffers from two major weaknesses. It cannot be aimed down to sights unless supported by its stand or object, similar to Medium Machine Guns. It also possesses the lowest rate of fire of all primary weapons though this can be increased to 26 with the Machined Bolt. Additionally, the rifle has a heavy drop and low muzzle velocity, which can be slightly mitigated with high velocity bullets.