Basically, then he must have been obliterated if the guy was at his station. He would have been struck in the chest by a jet of burning/molten uranium that is depleted. He was most likely at the very least partially ...
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- Pretty much, if the guy was at his station then he must have been obliterated.
- He would have been struck in the chest by a jet of burning/molten depleted uranium. He was probably at least partially vaporized.
- I thought the UK didn't use DU...
- During the first Gulf War each Challenger was equipped with 12 CHARM-1 depleted uranium rounds, for dealing with Iraqi T-72M tanks. The UK makes use of both tungsten-nickel and DU penetrators, but the state of the UK's current stock of DU ammunition is a bit confusing. The current stockpile is about to expire and there's no easy way of producing new ones.
- A penetrating rod made of soft cheese would probably have been as effective. The UK does have DU rounds. But tungsten is probably more popular.
- APFSDS rounds pretty much have to be DU, nothing else is hard enough and heavy enough while still being able to stand up to being fired out of a massive cannon.
- Tungsten can be used, DU is just a more effective material.
- Too brittle.
- https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=d94851aa1add07dae6802b13f63dd4ed , https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=a133f7d2ad53264cb518d8ef78d71ebc http://www.gd-ots.com/MCA_25mm_tungsten.html , http://www.gd-ots.com/lca_120mm_kew.html and http://www.gd-ots.com/download/120mm%20KE-W.pdf Some links that caught my eye on Google, the two sites seem good. US Government seems to have bought/buying it and General Dynamics (who are huge) don't seem to mind talking about it. This one is worth a look too, - see Page 7 http://fhp.osd.mil/du/pdfs/1999279_0000010.pdf The entire thing is a long boring paper about the differences. Page 9 has a basic breakdown comparison. Later on is results and references.
- I really shouldn't have said only thing that works, I should have said "best thing by a large margin." Tungsten works Its just so much more brittle than DU that it brings a bunch of downsides to the table. It'll still kill tanks, just not as well. Read more comments