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Wednesday, March 22, 2006


This is coolbert:

Go here to read about the SABOT round. Currently the state-of-the-art round fired by main battle tanks [MBT's].

I am sure that with a little ingenuity, and on a crash and very quick basis, such a round could be developed for the 106 mm recoilless rifle [RR].

When originally fielded, the 106 mm RR possessed a HEAT, anti-personnel [fletchette], and spalling round.

But not a SABOT round as is currently fielded by all self-respecting armies of the world for their MBT'S.

What you have with the SABOT round is a steel/tungsten dart, arrow like, coming at you at incredible velocity. Kinetic energy [KE] allows the dart to penetrate armor of even the greatest thicknesses.

Persons that have hefted the steel/tungsten dart of the SABOT all remark that it is amazing that something so SMALL could weigh SO MUCH!!

Such a SABOT round would greatly enhance the capability of the 106 mm RR. Give it an additional anti-tank capability AND a role in city fighting as well. Allow for a round that will penetrate the thickest concrete and cinder block walls.



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