posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:46 PM
Looks like the tank was hit with the new PG-7VR dual HEAT round.
These round were designed to defeat reactive armor and will penetrate 750 mm RHA
(without reactive armor) or 600 mm RHA (with reactive armor)
The shape of the hole going in gives away that it was a shaped charge and not a projectile hit.
the later holes after the charge penetrated and picked up chunks of metal from the equipment hit inside the tank show high velocity shrapnel effects
where they hit.
Gas jet weapons do not show a up turned edge around there impact point. projectile hits show a cratering with a up turned wall
The Russian have been known to give away small numbers of there latest rounds to terrorist or resistance group types just to see them used against US
The US did the same thin years ago by giving Stinger missiles to friendly Afghan mujahideen groups when they were fighting the Russians.
In the US the media was claiming that the stinger missile was to complicated for US troops but the mujahideen with many of there troops even unable to
read had no problem taking down around 80% of the Russian planes they fired at.
edit on 23-2-2012 by ANNED because: (no reason
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