- May 20, 2009
Re: Arjun vs Chinese Legacy tanks..
last voice from CD is that it is even not 125 heat,but 105 heat,which adopt last tech and can penetrate 10 to 11 times their caliber on RHA@badguy2000, First you claimed that those were AP rounds, now you claim that they are HEAT. I suspected that it was a hollow charge jet but didn't voice my suspicions then.
125 mm HEAT rounds can at MAXIMUM penetrate 6 to 7 times their caliber on RHA. @militarysta will explain. And China still doesn't have a first grade plastic explosive, so we can say that the 125 mm HEAT can penetrate 750 mm to 875 mm, of which 875 will be a very optimistic claim as the best 120 mm HEAT rounds can penetrate only 800 mm.
Also HEAT rounds penetrating steel doesn't mean they will be effective on Composites. In general, Composites with ERA or NERA reduce the penetration by 30 to 50% quite easily. This specific one should be good at bunker busting (still won't destroy it) and general purpose use. But anti-armour use is still far-fetched.
P.S: Read about tank rounds before giving wild claims here
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