Bring up the PIAT! The iconic line uttered during the epic WW2 war film A Bridge Too Far. Enough to strike fear into any enemy tank commander. Depicting the combined airborne and armoured assault of Operation Market Garden, the film focusses on the ultimately doomed attempt to capture 9 bridges in the Netherlands to provide a route into Germany. The PIAT (Projector, Infantry, Anti Tank) was a British, spring-loaded anti-tank weapon designed to project a shaped charge 100m.