1994-08-26 - Re: Nuclear Weapons Material

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From: Lawrence Weinman <ltw@netcom.com>
To: joshua geller <joshua@cae.retix.com>
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Reply To: <199408251809.LAA08365@sleepy.retix.com>
UTC Datetime: 1994-08-26 06:39:32 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 25 Aug 94 23:39:32 PDT

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From: Lawrence Weinman <ltw@netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 94 23:39:32 PDT
To: joshua geller <joshua@cae.retix.com>
Subject: Re: Nuclear Weapons Material
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> >   > Mike Duvos writes:
> >   >  >                                          The idea is that the
> >   >  > uranium penetrates the armor and the charge then explodes once
> >   >  > the round is inside.
> >   > I don't know much about modern munitions, but I do know that armor
> >   > piercing rounds may have no charge in them at all.

> >   None of the forms of modern shells described in this book involve the
> >   use of depleted uranium in shell casings.
The U after is goes through the armor is pyrophoric, and there is quite a 
fireball as a result - lots of hot burning particles flying around. quite 
spectacular from the downstream side (I've seen it - the back side of a 
target plate)