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Re: Another vehicle weapons question

Postby Pwnerade » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:19 pm

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Scarapis wrote: Grapeshot

They're called "Canister shells" now, dude. They haven't been referred to as Grapeshot for 200 years.
HEAT is also being slowly phased out of use now, what with kinetic penetrating rounds and some fancy new shaped charge thing.

HEAT is a shaped charge, and armor-piercing rounds that rely on kinetic energy predate them.
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Re: Another vehicle weapons question

Postby mgb519 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:24 am

Keldoclock wrote:
Scarapis wrote: Grapeshot

They're called "Canister shells" now, dude. They haven't been referred to as Grapeshot for 200 years.
HEAT is also being slowly phased out of use now, what with kinetic penetrating rounds and some fancy new shaped charge thing.


Canister shells were something different and dating back to the 1700s or 1800's or so. Don't quote me on this, but I think grapeshot is about the size of someone's fist, and typically loaded into a bag or something in sets of a dozen or so. Canister shot was a mass of pistol shot loaded into a metal canister.

What they use in that role today are fragmentation shells.
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Re: Another vehicle weapons question

Postby Keldoclock » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:43 am

You are right, my bad.
Illness hurts my vocabulary.

Edit: actually, I am right. From Wikipedia:

The typical tank gun is a smoothbore weapon capable of firing armor-piercing kinetic energy penetrators (KEP), also known as armour-piercing discarding sabot (APDS), and/or armour piercing fin stabilised discarding sabot (APFSDS) and high explosive anti-tank (HEAT) shells, and/or high explosive squash head (HESH) and/or anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) to destroy armoured targets, as well as high explosive (HE) shells for engaging soft targets or fortifications. Canister shot may be used in close or urban combat situations where the risk of hitting friendly forces with shrapnel from HE rounds is unacceptably high.
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Re: Another vehicle weapons question

Postby mgb519 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:38 am

Indeed you were. But I was MOSTLY right.
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Re: Another vehicle weapons question

Postby Robot Monkey » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:09 am

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Re: Another vehicle weapons question

Postby Silent-sigfig » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:26 pm

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