This is the Nowegian made Raufoss Explosive, Incendiary, Penetrating Anti Materiel Round

This is the Nowegian made Raufoss Explosive, Incendiary, Penetrating Anti Materiel Round

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 7:09 PM

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This gives any .50 caliber rifle or machine gun the capability of a small 20mm cannon round. It is very powerful and is extremely useful in long range sniping. The Red Cross is trying to have this round banned. Many countries have agreed to this, but the US has ruled it is an effective round and does not violate the Geneve Convention and can be used as an anti personnel round.

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 7:09 PM

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Nice but what do you need to shoot them out of?

5 years 33 weeks ago, 7:10 PM

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OK,

you were posting while i was asking. Asked and answered...

5 years 33 weeks ago, 7:12 PM

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Ojiisan: lol!

it just go to show that ryo and little brother sometime come up with something interesting neh.

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 7:44 PM

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The assembly looks weird to me. The penetrator set to blast through the HE and incendeary materials at X,000 fps with a copper jacket turning into jello on impact. I admit I'm a little more dense than a FMJ but that just don't look right.

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 7:52 PM

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This round

must be ridiculously expensive and it looks to be a very specialized round. I've never even seen them in use. Our M2s are loaded with API (Armor Piercing Incindiary) and API-T (Armor Piercing Incindiary Tracer) and that covers everything we could possibly need them for. This would be a very useful round for low flying aircraft and light armored vehicles such as the BMP, BRDM, and BTR series, and would be mvery good as an anti-material sniper round for use on radar arrays and the like. It seems pretty expensive for use in our operations.

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 8:01 PM

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and from what have read about this round it is a very useful tool to have on hand for practically all of the soft skinned targets you suggest, but is supposed to be able to blast through 4 centimeters of homogenous rolled armor at 1500 meters. so yeah, it give a almost 20mm capability to a .50 cal neh. but as have agreed it most likely very expensive on the market. norway is however a NATO ally and may be under some agreements with us about transfers of technology neh.

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 7:54 PM

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the incendiary, which is in a shaped charge. it vaporize the front copper jacket into cone of plasma which blow forward, which is followed by the explosive charge which also propels the tungsten carbide penetrator forward as well.

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 8:01 PM

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but here's from WIKIPEDIA, HEIAP munitions use high explosives to "blast a path" for the penetrator. The special effect is developed when the round strikes the target. The initial collision ignites the incendiary material in the tip, triggering the detonation of the HE charge. The second (zirconium powder) incendiary charge will also ignite. This burns at a very high temperature, is not easily extinguished, and can last for 30 seconds.

The remaining element of the round is the tungsten carbide penetrator. This has a large amount of kinetic energy and will penetrate the armour as solid-cored armour piercing shot would. This will take some of the incendiary material through the armour. The MK 211 is claimed to penetrate up to two inches (50 mm) of rolled homogeneous armour.
And I sit here all slack jawed drooling down the front of my Armani suit.

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 8:02 PM

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There is no shaped charge action. The easiest way to illustate what a shaped charge looks like is to think about the concave bottom of a champagne bottle. I could see the incindiary mix igniting, weakening or burning through the armor, thus allowing the explosive charge to detonate inside the target, but other than stabilizing the round, I can't see how the penetrator core works like it should sitting at the rear. Maybe the round turns inside out on impact, allowing the penetrator to open a hole for the incindiary and explosive compounds to do their jobs inside the target.

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 8:06 PM

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ryo for sure think they come up with a real winner. and wow, ryo thought was only 40mm it could penetrate, so your information show it even more. will remind you however, as have said in many of the little write ups we sometimes do on some of our pics, we note that information from wikipedia is not alway reliable. no offense of course neh. even so, have found wikipedia to be very accurate on number or rifles too, because have found same or similar information from other sources besides wiki.

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 9:02 PM

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Wiki Most of the time I use it to cheat getting answers for "Hangaroo" like "Miss America 1947".
Yes, this appears to be a very clever round but I still have concerns about the bang for the buck. In otherwords I do not see it being able to fully utilize the incendiary and explosive charges encased in soft copper jacket with a tungsten "penetrator" poised to plough through the charges. The initiating charge was not mentioned either, just incendiary so I see too many questions unanswered and yes, to mfg this round would be quite expensive.

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 8:09 PM

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she write from what it say in wikipedia about how the operation of this bullet works.

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 8:14 PM

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I know, little dragon

I was writing when he posted. And I did mine from personal knowledge of explosives. Hah hah hah, Wikipedia shall bow to me!!!!

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Screw the red cross

I say issue it out and light them up.

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