1994-08-25 - Re: Nuclear Weapons Material

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From: joshua geller <joshua@cae.retix.com>
To: perry@imsi.com
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Message ID: <199408251809.LAA08365@sleepy.retix.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-08-25 18:09:14 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 25 Aug 94 11:09:14 PDT

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From: joshua geller <joshua@cae.retix.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 94 11:09:14 PDT
To: perry@imsi.com
Subject: Re: Nuclear Weapons Material
In-Reply-To: <9408251722.AA05058@snark.imsi.com>
Message-ID: <199408251809.LAA08365@sleepy.retix.com>
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>   Mike McNally says:
>   > 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.

>   The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ammunition, a book that I actually
>   possess, makes this claim. According to it, there are two basic kinds
>   of armor piercing rounds -- one that involves having a potent thin
>   metal projectile usually made of a material like tungsten, that
>   penetrates the armor, and one involving having a shaped charge that
>   squirts a jet of hot metal through the armor. No one seems to have
>   attempted to get explosives through the armor in many many decades.

>   None of the forms of modern shells described in this book involve the
>   use of depleted uranium in shell casings.

out of curiousity, what does it say under 'sabot'?