Tuesday, May 4, 2010

16 inch armor penetrating shell



Note the shape of the penetrating cap (center.) For some reason, this rather blunt shape is used for armor penetrating shells of this size. How do these caps work?

2 comments:

The EGE said...

I've stood next to one of those at an old artillery spotting station up on Cape Ann. It was as big as me.

Bayourat Rocketry said...

Those shells are incredible. I would never want to be on the receiving end. :-0