posted on Mar, 4 2013 @ 12:02 PM
Originally posted by macman
reply to post by inverslyproportional
It is more so for the earth buried mine/explosive. The Vehicle has a V shaped undercarriage, and will dissipate the energy traveling upwards towards
The cage on the sides is there to dissipate the energy from side blasts and break up rounds as well.
But, simple way to take out the armored turtle? Turn it on its belly. A conventional Semi-Truck will have enough force, from a side impact, to turn
the vehicle over.
The cage isnt to disapate the explosive energy, it is to cause standoff against rpg rounds. Rpgs use a shaped charge that when pd ( point detonated,
as in expolding on contact) shhots a molten jet of copper that burns through any known material, but when detonated away from the vehichke the
explosion wont be abke to force it through, it will simply splash on the side.
Abrahms dont have these because they have reactive armor, that explodes the plates out and away taking the molten copper with it, this is what is
meant by reactive armor. It reacts to protect the vehichle.
I was trained on the weaknesses of these armors, as defeating them was my job, light armor is nothing, thats why they need V shaped undercarriages and
safety cages, the armor isnt strong enough for most modern threats, so they had to augment it to make it useful, it is by no means havy reactive
The semi idea is spot on, as well as using existing infrastructure against it, for example, almost all city streets in America are covering a giant
hollow honey comb, you drop the tunnels, you drop the vehichle, as their shear weight is more tan enough once the support beams and walls are
I see this as nothing but intimidation, as many already know the weaknesses, and could defeat it if itnbecame necessary.
Just another wasted cargo ship full of money really.