Armored Cav (Tom Clancy's Military Reference) by Tom Clancy

By Tom Clancy

A penetrating glance inside of an armored cavalry regiment -- the expertise, the thoughts, and the folks . . . profiled through Tom Clancy.His first non-fiction e-book, Submarine, captured the truth of existence aboard a nuclear warship. Now, the number one bestselling writer of transparent and current possibility and with no regret portrays modern army as in basic terms military group of workers can realize it. With an analogous compelling, you-are-there immediacy of his acclaimed fiction, Tom Clancy presents distinct descriptions of tanks, helicopters, artillery, and extra -- the significant know-how at the back of the U. S. military. He captures army lifestyles -- from the drama of wrestle to the day-by-day regimen -- with overall accuracy, and divulges the jobs and missions that have lately unusual our combating forces. Armored Cav includes:Descriptions of the M1A2 major conflict Tank, the AH-64A Apache assault Helicopter, and moreAn interview with normal Frederick FranksStrategies in the back of the wilderness typhoon accountExclusive photo, illustrations and diagramsPLUS: From West element cadet to abandon typhoon commander . . . an interview with a strive against cavalry officer at the upward push.

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So when a HEAT round strikes combination armor, the explosive jet quickly pushes through the outer steel layer and tries to burrow through the ceramic. However, unlike metals, which break up along structural boundaries between individual crystals (which stay separated), ceramics tend to flow around the jet and break it up into many smaller “jetlets,” which are quickly dissipated. The disadvantage of combination armor is that it is very bulky, since the ceramic and composite layers have to be of sufficient depth to break up the jet.

In essence, the armor flows out of the way of the projectile as it travels and forms a penetration cavity. Once through the armor, the remnants of the APFSDS round and some armor fragments (spall) are injected into the tank’s interior, with serious consequences for the occupants: They are literally sitting ducks in a big steel barrel. Many APFSDS rounds were fired during Desert Storm, with stunning results. 35 miles). That is really long-range shooting! HEAT/Shaped-Charge Rounds—To kill an armored target, you must defeat the armor by blowing a hole in it.

Thus a tank is anything but invulnerable. And only good tactical employment will keep its strong side aimed toward the weapons that are trying to destroy it. Consider the following: The Hellfire antitank missile, originally fielded in 1986, had about 1,050mm of RHA penetration capability. It probably would not penetrate a Soviet T-72 tank’s front plate augmented with reactive armor. But if fired into the T-72’s side, a German World War II Panzerfaust 100 (fielded in 1944, with about 200mm RHA penetration capability) would cut right through and probably knock the tank out.

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