Re: Avengers and Thunderbolts....

by Dave H

A friend of mine used to work as a field service engineer. One of his clients was a munitions plant that made (among other things) the ammo for those guns. According to what they told him, on an attack run that gun can put about 8 rounds on the same spot on a tank's armor at speed. So they load it so 5 out of 6 rounds are depleted uranium slugs to beat a hole in the armor, allowing #6 (high explosive) to fly through and work its magic on the inside.

Posted on Jan 11, 2017, 1:06 PM

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  1. Re: Avengers and Thunderbolts. beejay5169, Jan 11, 2017
    1. The HE had a better chance of lighting off the magazine <n/t>. Dave H, Jan 11, 2017
      1. Uranium is a flammable metal..... beejay5169, Jan 11, 2017
        1. Good to know. Dave H, Jan 12, 2017
          1. Re: Good to know.. Z-man51, Jan 13, 2017
            1. Sweet! Thanks! <n/t>. Dave H, Jan 16, 2017


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