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New Ukrainian AP ammo   Ammunition <20mm

Started 15/9/17 by autogun; 2093 views.
poliorcetes

From: poliorcetes

23-Jun

After three years, do you people find Stiletto's claim substantiated? Why does it continue to be an exception?

Red7272

From: Red7272

23-Jun

poliorcetes said...

After three years, do you people find Stiletto's claim substantiated? Why does it continue to be an exception?

For future designs maybe, no one is likely to see the need to replace current ammo stockpiles based on the change. 

EmericD

From: EmericD

24-Jun

poliorcetes said...

After three years, do you people find Stiletto's claim substantiated? Why does it continue to be an exception?

I think that at least Nammo and MEN are now proposing AP ammo with performances similar to those claimed by Stiletto. Both are using very long WC cores, and both are very expensive...

poliorcetes

From: poliorcetes

24-Jun

What was the reason for not using a long, streamlined (and pointy?) shape for tungsten core several decades ago?

EmericD

From: EmericD

24-Jun

poliorcetes said...

What was the reason for not using a long, streamlined (and pointy?) shape for tungsten core several decades ago?

I don't have a definitive answer... tungsten carbide is expensive to buy, and even more expensive to manufacture.

The first generation of tungsten carbide AP ammo was already 4-5 times more expensive than ball ammo and 3-4 times more expensive than steel-core AP ammo.

Current generation with "full length" WC core is 7-8 times more expensive than ball ammo, so if no customer think that he need this level of performance, no ammo is bought.

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