Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by pokerace, Mar 17, 2012.
check this out...
Phosphorus Anti Tank Missile
That is not really the result of the missile warhead. When a hit by a missile or gun round ignites the fuel and ammo inside a tank, tankers refer to that as a tank 'brewing up'. This is common event when anything penetrates a tank's armor. Our M1 Abrams tanks have their ammo stored in a separate compartment with a blast door, and has an automatic Halon explosion suppression system to prevent just this sort of thing.
Also, the claim that the missile has some kind of 'phosphorous warhead' is bogus. The AT missile is a standard Bofors Bill II, which has been in service with the Swedish Army for over 20 years. The missile has a top-attack tandem shaped charge warhead. There is no 'top secret Israeli phosphorous missile', except in the fevered imagination of some internet BS artist.
BILL 2 - Army Technology
Ought Six, were you an 11H in the Green Machine at one time?
I'd guess 19K...
One of them Cav-types, eh?
Edit... oops... wrong MOS reference!
No, I just worked for a lot of military contractors on a lot of weapons programs, and have always been deeply interested in the military. I also had soldiers in the family.
Another item protected by the 2nd amendment that has been denied to the militia
As an old 11E (what tankers were before they became 19 series), willie peter is too soft to use as a penetrating round....nice, white sparkley fire and all....but too soft.
Now, for my money, the kenetic energy rounds (SABOT) are the way to go.
This is a good over view of tank ammo as I remember it...
U.S. Tank Ammo Tests
Sabot do their damage based purely on speed and the base material of the projectile, causing total loss of cockpit oxygen and bringing massive molten spall into the cockpit for an instant kill
I was always fascinated by armor but they always kept me places to wet, steep or remote. Only exposure was with APC's was at Ft. Polk and Bragg and then very brief.
I tell you what, bivouacing at Graf in Dec for gunnery sure wasn't much fun.... Of course, Hohenfehls during June wasn't either. We lost a jeep (M151) up to the hood in a mud puddle once....and Schmuckle got ran over by a gamma goat in the soft mud, got up and brushed the mud away...
Ah, the good old days.
That video was awesome! Talk about overkill. Good lord!
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