13 mm bullet from a German anti-tank rifle, 1918
The world's first anti-tank rifle was developed near the end of World War One (1914-1918) in 1918, it had an effective range of 500 metres. Bullets like this could penetrate over two centimetres of armour plate when fired at 100 metres.
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National Army Museum, Battle gallery