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Phosphorus Anti Tank Missile,

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by pokerace, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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  2. Ought Six

    Ought Six Snoqualmie Valley area Active Member

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    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
     
  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Ought Six, were you an 11H in the Green Machine at one time?
     
  4. zane

    zane Vancouver, WA Member

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    I'd guess 19K...
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    One of them Cav-types, eh?


    Edit... oops... wrong MOS reference!
     
  6. Ought Six

    Ought Six Snoqualmie Valley area Active Member

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    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.
     
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  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Another item protected by the 2nd amendment that has been denied to the militia
     
  8. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  9. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    WOW!!
     
  10. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  11. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    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.
     
  12. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  13. matthew029

    matthew029 Oregon, United States Member

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    That video was awesome! Talk about overkill. Good lord!