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    EXCELLENT INFO on the nose caps, everyone! Thank you all so much. Now they make sense to me. Grateful for the quality information .

    Jason
    PS: Has anyone seen a 35mm with this type of wasp waisted sabot assembly?

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    If you get the time, can you post a picture of your 35 APDS :-)

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    Prepping the round to be sectioned and removed the projectile from the case. It was factory crimped and not easy LOL

    Anyhow, I figured that I would share a few pics. Sure has a large width to length ratio with a thick dart. Interesting that it has a 6 bladed fin assembly :-)

    Jason

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    Nice projectile Jason.

    The 35mm apfsds is one of those I've always struggled to get hold of. Attached a few pics from bottom to top:

    A 3 petal sabot
    A 250mm long dart (including fin length) with 5 blade fin. Tungsten steel dart
    A 176mm long dart (including fin length) with 6 blade fin. Steel dart
    A complete 35mm projectile 120mm length (including fin length) with 6 blade fin and 4 petal sabot. Tungsten steel dart.
    Dave.

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    WOW! Thanks for those pics, Dave! Incredible specimens! Its really cool seeing another 35 with a wasp waisted sabot assembly as well and all of them have 6 fins! Incredibly interesting and awesome photos! I wonder if if their is some stabilization physics principle that makes 6 fins more beneficial then 4 with larger bore specimens? All of the tactical tank fired APFSDS-T rounds in my collection have a 6 finned tail stabilizer and the most of the 30mm and smaller rounds in my collection are 4.


    Jason

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    Finally, sectioned this round. :-)

    Jason

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    Some time ago I took these pictures at the Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz, Germany.
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    Wow! Spectacular cutaways! Thank you so much for posting these pics! Beautiful!

    Jason

 

 
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