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scaling down a tank round   General Military Discussion

Started 18-Nov by smg762; 292 views.
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renatohm

From: renatohm

18-Nov

We've had a similar debate on this forum eons ago.

Briefly, fluid dynamics is far more complex than 'let's just scale things up and down'. Scaling tank pills down to small arms pills doesn't really work very well, as the SPIW program proved.

Additionally, you can have 'too much of a good thing'; darts at such high speeds as you're proposing will probably bend / break upon impact, which would drastically reduce the AP capabilities.

Last but not least, penetration dynamics of a human body are vastly different from the dynamics of metals, ceramics... so even if the penetration is reasonable (a very big if), the effects will probably be too light to really matter.

  • Edited 18 November 2021 9:21  by  renatohm
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