I just saw this on this thread
So I uploaded a couple of more pics of APFSDS (Armour Piercing, Fin-Stabilized, Discardable-Sabot) tank rounds.
The following images demonstrate Sabot seperation, which occurs after projectile exits the barrel, mostly due to aerodynamic forces.
Here you can note the tracer burnning in the rear
125 mm APFSDS Round made by Konstrukta
105 mm APFSDS Round made by ARMTEC
I've got some more which I'll post later on.
Another Sabot Seperarion:
Cutaway scheme of complete round:
Complete projectile (vertical), Projectile missing one out of 3 sabots (horizontal):
Chinese 105 mm APFSDS round:
The Type 59D1 is fitted with a Type 79 rifled 105 mm tank gun with alumni composite thermal sleeve. The armour-piercing depth of APFSDS round is 460~510 mm.
The Type 59D is fitted with a Type 83-I (also known as Type 83A) rifled 105 mm tank gun, which can also be found on the Type 88 MBT. The armour-piercing depth of APFSDS round is 460~510 mm. When using special (depleted uranium) rounds, the armour-piercing depth is close to 600 mm, which is better than the Russian T-90 and comparable to the Japanese Type 90.
Chinies sourses are telling idiotism, they overestimate they penetration capabilyty.
bad tasting animal
Note the burnning of the tracer:
40mm APFSDS recorded 1.6 meters from the muzzle. Exposure time = 200ns
120mm Fin Stabalised Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot (FSAPDS) projectile showing sabot separation
105mm Fin Stabilised Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot (FSAPDS) projectile recorded 5 meters from the muzzle of the gun. Camera exposure time was 1 ms
40mm (scale model) Fin Stabilised Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot (FSAPDS) projectile recorded 1.4 meters from the muzzle of the gun.
25mm APFSDS projectile recorded 0.75 meters from the muzzle of the gun. Exposure time = 500ns
Most of images are from here:120mm APFSDS projectile recorded 3 meters from the muzzle of the gun. Projectile velocity = 1,700 ms-1.
great gallery if you ask me
More to come...
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