Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Even More tank pr0n!

The Abrams is the US's main battle tank, and arguably the best of it's type in the world. With its sophisticated electronics and 120mm smoothbore main gun, it is capable of a 95% hit rate at distance of 4,000 meters (or 2.5 miles).

In addition to this, the new XM1111 (Mid-Range-Munition Kinetic Energy) is also in development. Essentially a cannon-fired guided round, it has a range of roughly 12, 000 meters (or 10 miles) and uses a Kinetic Energy warhead which is rocket assisted in its final phase of flight. This is intended to be the best penetrator yet, an improvement over the US 3rd generation DU penetrator (estimated penetration 790 mm)

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