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(LiveLeak) Video Coolest video you'll see today of a fin-stabilized, submunition-dispensing funky HE round fired from a tank main gun in ultra slow mo   (liveleak.com) divider line 41
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2007-07-20 03:42:01 PM
Where's the kabooom? There was supposed to be a great, big kaboom!
 
2007-07-20 04:04:43 PM
I think I saw this on the Spice Network. I can tell by the anti-climatic ending.
 
2007-07-20 04:15:27 PM
Repeat.
 
2007-07-20 04:15:42 PM
my penis is sore.
 
2007-07-20 04:18:33 PM
photos4.meetupstatic.com
 
2007-07-20 04:26:02 PM
I'll be the first to say that is impressive. Me likey
 
2007-07-20 04:28:17 PM
repeat
 
2007-07-20 04:36:53 PM
fake.
 
2007-07-20 04:41:48 PM
APFSDS
I just whish we could see it hit whatever it was aimed at.
 
2007-07-20 04:41:53 PM
bookmark.
 
2007-07-20 04:42:36 PM
Any munition-savvy farkers know what the explosion about 14 seconds in is about? I'm assuming it's shedding some sort of sabot...
 
2007-07-20 04:44:58 PM
SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Repeat.

Very VERY old. Not a submunition dispenser, either.

Emperour: APFSDS
I just whish we could see it hit whatever it was aimed at.


Bingo. The stuff dropping off was a sabot, not a submunition.
Javelin missle test for the money shot. (new window)
 
2007-07-20 05:05:49 PM
OldScotch: Where's the kabooom? There was supposed to be a great, big kaboom!

That's "an Earth-shattering Kaboom."
 
2007-07-20 05:07:58 PM
..but the funky bomb looks so different in the game?

/Scorched Earth ftw
 
2007-07-20 05:12:21 PM
armor piercing fin stabilized discarding sabot (with no tracer)
 
2007-07-20 05:16:47 PM
Malinki, I love that Javelin video.

"Whoops, too much anti-matter, going to have to dial back on that a bit."
 
2007-07-20 05:22:57 PM
Doesn't look much like an APFSDS, either.

Info on APFSDS

I'd expect it to shed the sabot much earlier. Still, that's some nice camera tracking there.
 
2007-07-20 05:28:59 PM
Dumle: Doesn't look much like an APFSDS, either.

Info on APFSDS

I'd expect it to shed the sabot much earlier. Still, that's some nice camera tracking there.


Yeah, actually I was thinking the same thing. It's obviously a test, and looks like the camera tried to track back to where the bits come off. I was wondering if it actually might be an incendiary component that went off earlier than expected.
 
2007-07-20 05:32:25 PM
choice and consequence: Malinki, I love that Javelin video.

"Whoops, too much anti-matter, going to have to dial back on that a bit."


"Few of life's problems can't be solved with a properly placed charge of high explosive."
 
2007-07-20 05:52:37 PM
where'd did all the submunitions go?!?!??

/weak
 
2007-07-20 05:55:01 PM
Dumle: Doesn't look much like an APFSDS, either.

Info on APFSDS

I'd expect it to shed the sabot much earlier. Still, that's some nice camera tracking there


I'm no expert, but APFSDS rounds are usually thinner and more dart-like. The sabot is much larger and comes off immediately after leaving the barrel, which would be much more obvious in a super slow-mo like this. The small bits that come off halfway through are way too small to be a sabot.

APFSDS shedding its sabot:
www.fas.org

Russian tanks have the ability to fire laser-guided anti-tank missiles through their main guns, this might be something similar to that.
 
2007-07-20 05:55:02 PM
This video is old old old
 
2007-07-20 06:06:15 PM
Whatever it is, it ain't APFSDS. The round going downrange is full-bore diameter.
 
2007-07-20 06:21:43 PM
Jherant: Scorched Earth

Oh, hell yes.
 
2007-07-20 06:22:51 PM
Not a Sabot round (of any type). Not a HEAT round. Not any current round used for tanks by the US. In fact, that's not an Abrams tank firing it.

/knows his tanks
 
2007-07-20 06:37:23 PM
It's a GPS guided anti tank round. Yes, it is an Abrams as I saw this same video on some program a year or so ago.
 
2007-07-20 06:44:05 PM
ubermensch: that's not an Abrams tank firing it.

It is, but it has a modified barrel for testing these special rounds.
 
2007-07-20 07:10:42 PM
I need new pants after watching that...BTW, more than likely we won't get to use this sort of stuff in Iraq. Instead we keep sending men into the meat grinder that is urban combat.
 
2007-07-20 07:31:18 PM
yeah jankyboy i liked the smoke ring too
 
2007-07-20 07:53:07 PM
Man, things are really heating up in that New Jersey backyard.
 
2007-07-20 07:57:11 PM
fin-stabilized, submunition-dispensing funky HE round

Ahem.. I beleieve the person who posted the video clearly states it was a ROCKET?
 
2007-07-20 09:53:41 PM
It's is a round from a M1/M1IP series using the 105mm cannon, but this is an old old video, circa 1980-1988 timeframe.

The round is not a APDS, nor APFSDS, it is a beehive round.

As it is flying, you see some parts of it rotating, this is part of the "cookoff" timer. Range is manually set after then gunner ranged to target, loader sets range loads round, gunners fires, round counts down to range set and pops it's fletchette load.
This is an anti-personnel round, the small explosion you saw shortly after it was fired, was the short-range safety popping, prior to that point even if it impacts soemthign it will not go off.

M1/M1IP series caanon rounds were identical to the M-60 series since both used the same gun, with the introduction of the M1A1 it moved to the 120mm cannon, which did away with the WP, Beehive, and HEP rounds that the M1/M1IP could use.

And there are no "tank" fired GPS guided rounds, Arty yes, tanks no, flight time is too short for tank fired rounds to be guided.
 
2007-07-20 10:25:31 PM
Cool.

Not as cool as the first time I saw it, or the second, or the third, or the fourth or even the FIFTH TIME it was greenlighted but still, it's cool.
 
Bf+
2007-07-20 11:33:51 PM
chechcal FTW.
 
2007-07-21 12:34:51 AM
Gumpokc: And there are no "tank" fired GPS guided rounds

Um...you might want to read this Link
 
2007-07-21 12:38:10 AM
 
2007-07-21 06:14:22 AM
Meh...tanks and field pieces. Give me a squad and an 81mm or a mounted 4.2" mortar. High angle Hell FTW
 
2007-07-21 08:32:29 AM
lord-humungus: Ahem.. I beleieve the person who posted the video clearly states it was a ROCKET?

Yes he did. And is wrong. A rocket has its own propellant. This doesn't.
 
2007-07-21 02:24:48 PM
This video is worthless without kaboom.
 
2007-07-21 02:59:49 PM
Yeah, yeah, yeah, okay MY idea was shot down (oooo pun?) so what is it then? Somebody in our vast network must know!
 
2007-07-21 11:58:47 PM
Agreed, not a munition dispenser nor is it a sabot. I believe it's a prototype of bunker busting shell being developed by Aliant Tech Systems called the MRM. Those bits flying off of it are the launch adapters.
Someone claimed it's a beeshive, it's possible, but I know that I've seen a much more modern video of a similar object before on the ATK website. I can't find it now, but you can find some stuff on this on http://www.atk.com/Customer_Solutions_MissionSystems/cs_ms_w_gp_mrm.asp
 
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