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Thread: Kinetic Tank Rounds - APFSDS (including in-flight pics)

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    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.

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    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.

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    interesting infoz...

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    Interesting! Thanks!

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    Better then T-90



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    Chinies sourses are telling idiotism, they overestimate they penetration capabilyty.

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    Ukrainian APFSDS_T


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    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

    120mm APFSDS projectile recorded 3 meters from the muzzle of the gun. Projectile velocity = 1,700 ms-1.
    Most of images are from here:
    http://www.hadland1.demon.co.uk/appl...kievpaper.html
    great gallery if you ask me

    More to come...

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    cool

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    Some info
    http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...cs/3kuamoo.pdf
    "What Makes Our 120mm Tank Ammo The Best on the Battlefield?"
    by Master Sergeant Wakeland K. Kuamoo

    ATK's Large Caliber Ammo page
    http://www.atk.com/ProductsSolutions...gecaliber.asp#

    General Dynamics Tank Ammo page
    http://www.gd-ots.com/sitepages/dirfire.html



    90, 105 and 120 mm kinetic anti-tank ammunition. This range covers the main and secondary missions of the tank, as well as practice firing.

    120mm Leopard 2 Tank Ammunition. Latest products include the DM 63/DM 53 120mm and the new 120 HE cartridge.

    105mm Combustible Case Ammunition for SBCT and MRAAS candidate for FCS.
    Tungsten alloys products, including penetrator parts.

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