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What is this thing this tank has it's barrel jammed in to?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Saakee, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Saakee

    Saakee Well-Known Member

  2. LoonWulf

    LoonWulf Well-Known Member

  3. Saakee

    Saakee Well-Known Member

  4. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    I don't see a tank in that picture.
  5. Saakee

    Saakee Well-Known Member

    Fine, a self propelled howitzer.
  6. 230RN

    230RN Marines on Mt. Curibacci

    I wonder why they bothered to camo it.

    Must've taken quite a few rolls of really wide camo tape.

    That went around the boards a while ago, and IIRC, it was a device to capture gases for volumetric and chemical analysis or something like that, including from the muzzle brake.

    Last edited: Jan 6, 2012
  7. HarleyFixer

    HarleyFixer Well-Known Member

    Actually it is a German suppressor. It is required for them to fire arty over there now.
  8. parsimonious_instead

    parsimonious_instead Well-Known Member

    Is a .50 cal armor piercing round capable of puncturing and rendering unusable the "main gun" tube of a tank, or artillery piece?
  9. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    Parsimonius- Perhaps. Particularly if you hit the bore evacuator, (the bulge on the exterior of the gun,) it's not made of armored material at all.
  10. NG VI

    NG VI Well-Known Member

    What's a bore evacuator do, speed gas departure from the bore?
  11. 303tom

    303tom member

    Nor do I, but I do see a Self-Propelled Artillery piece..........
  12. CaptainChaos

    CaptainChaos Well-Known Member

    A chronograph for Real Men?


  13. SDC

    SDC Well-Known Member

    This is actually a "silencer" of sorts, for keeping range-fiiring by tanks and artillery down to a dull roar; the government has to pay neighbouring farmers for nervous cows and lost milk production, so they found it cheaper to install these on their ranges.
  14. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    The bore evacuator lets some of the pressure from firing out of the barrel. I'm sure I was told, but I don't remember, if it's the gas in front of the projectile, or behind. It needs to be opened up and greased as part of the maintenence of the gun.
  15. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    That is about the equivalent to a 5 gallon bucket attached to the muzzle of a PPK.
  16. Strykervet

    Strykervet member

    That is AWESOME! In such a small country, I suppose they need stuff like that to keep the peace. I don't get the camo job though, but I suppose it had to be painted something and the shops are set up for it. That paint they use is tough stuff, not your regular paint for sure. I wonder how it sounds though, and up close I mean, not from a video. They fire the towed pieces here at Ft. Lewis, and it is huge, maybe the same calibre, but still miles away I can hear 'em booming. No chance they'll be getting these though. It'd be nice, but it would also make training awkward to say the least.
  17. jdh

    jdh Well-Known Member

    The bore evacuator helps to keep residual gasses in the bore from entering the crew compartment when the breech is opened.
  18. SDC

    SDC Well-Known Member

    "What's a bore evacuator do, speed gas departure from the bore?"

    It's to make sure that the propellant gas all gets vented from the barrel before the breech is opened, otherwise some of that gas would end up going back into the crew compartment, choking, blinding and suffocating them.
  19. punkndisorderly

    punkndisorderly Well-Known Member

    I was in artillery back in the 90's. Never saw one of those, so assume it's a Europe only thing.

    Those gasses are pretty nasty. You get a good whiff every time the breech opens. Don't want to imagine what was in them.
  20. parsimonious_instead

    parsimonious_instead Well-Known Member

    Once more unto the breech, dear friends... cough... cough... ;)

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