The HLP email system is still down from our server move. If you have registered a new account, please sign on to Discord and let us know, and an admin will activate it for you. The Discord link can be found in the top navbar under the HLP menu.
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
In armaments, tungsten, usually alloyed with nickel and iron or cobalt to form heavy alloys, is used in kinetic energy penetrators as an alternative to depleted uranium but may also be used in cannon shells, grenades and missiles to create super-sonic shrapnel. High-density alloys of tungsten may be used in darts (to allow for a smaller diameter and thus tighter groupings) or for fishing lures (tungsten bead heads allow to sink the fly rapidly).
The velocity of the rounds once fired is approximately 3,600 feet per second (1,100 m/s). The rounds are armor piercing tungsten penetrator rounds with discarding sabots.
Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot (APDS); Tungsten sub-caliber penetrator
As a byproduct of uranium enrichment, DU became less expensive than other high-density ordnance candidates including tungsten in the 1960s. As the next best candidate, tungsten had to be obtained from China. With DU stockpiles estimated to be more than 500,000 tons, it was more economical to use depleted uranium than store it. Thus, from the late 1970s, the U.S., the Soviet Union, Britain, and France began converting their stockpiles of depleted uranium into kinetic energy penetrators.
Copyright © 2001-2020 Hard Light ProductionsAll Rights Reserved
SMF 2.0.17 |
SMF © 2019, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.146 seconds with 39 queries.