It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by urmomma158
Not to mention armor protection levels are just estimates they are a mystery in their protection levels. No one really knows how good of a supplement DU armor is.
originally posted by Mdv2
completely superior qua specs compared with the Abrams.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
Originally posted psteel
How much RHA can this sniper rifle penetrate?
That depends obviously on the range to target, gun, and on the type of round used.
The most regularly used round of .50 caliber ammunition is called the "ball." According to the U.S. Army, ball ammunition is so powerful it can penetrate one inch of concrete, six inches of sand, and 21 inches of clay at a range of 1,640 yards. At a range of 38 yards it can penetrate an inch of armor plate and 16 inches of log wall. Armor-piercing and incendiary ammunition is another basic .50 caliber round which the U.S. Army uses against armored aircrafts and lightly armored vehicles. The armor piercing incendiary rounds are tipped with phosphorous that explodes on impact and burns at 3,000 degrees. These rounds will ignite almost any fuel they encounter, and if shot into a tree will set the tree on fire.
Here's a good link detailing the several different rounds fired by a .50 BMG and their various penetration capability.
[edit on 30-4-2006 by WestPoint23]