Finnish 20mm ‘boombeast’ reaches out to kill stacks of steel plates (VIDEO)

In conjunction with World of Tanks, Richard at FullMag coughs up a Finnish Lahti 20mm anti-tank rifle on skis and pits it against 1/4″ steel plates.

Aimo Lahti, the Thomas Edison of Finnish gun engineers, designed his 109-pound semi-automatic VKT-made L39 rifle around the largest 20mm shell the in existence in 1939. Using the Swiss 20x138mmB Solothurn Long cartridge, the gun was readily capable of piercing 20mm of armor at 100-meters and 16mm out to 500 meters with enough pop to put most of the Soviet tanks of the era on the menu.

Using one of Aimo’s rare 80-year old original tungsten rounds, Richard stacks the steel a total of four inches deep to see what’s up.