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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.

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  1. Saakee

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    I don't see a tank in that picture.
     
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    Fine, a self propelled howitzer.
     
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    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.

    IIRC.
     
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    Actually it is a German suppressor. It is required for them to fire arty over there now.
     
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    Is a .50 cal armor piercing round capable of puncturing and rendering unusable the "main gun" tube of a tank, or artillery piece?
     
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    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.
     
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    What's a bore evacuator do, speed gas departure from the bore?
     
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    Nor do I, but I do see a Self-Propelled Artillery piece..........
     
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    A chronograph for Real Men?

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    That is about the equivalent to a 5 gallon bucket attached to the muzzle of a PPK.
     
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    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.
     
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    The bore evacuator helps to keep residual gasses in the bore from entering the crew compartment when the breech is opened.
     
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    "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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Once more unto the breech, dear friends... cough... cough... ;)
     
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    Yeah, wouldn't want the cows to get rattled by the report from the howitzer. We'll let the gigantic explosion from the shell do that! ;)
     
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