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    SC-500 crater diameter

    Dear colleagues,

    Has anyone got information about SC-500 crater diameter if ElAz 25 Vz (17 sec delay) action was used? It is a commonly known fact, that o.V. action made a ~6 m diameter, and m.V. action made a ~12 m diameter. But a have not information about Vz action crater diameter.

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    Hallo @SC1800,
    I can't answer your question directly. But, you should be able to calculate the diameter with the help of formulas used in blasting practice. By the way El.AZ.(25), like most other german electric fuzes has a Vz of 14 Sec. The only ones I know with another Vz are the AZ(38) and AZ(38)C, with 5 sec. delay. The SC-500 contains about 250kg of explosive. So you use 250kg TNT with maximum tamping for you calculation.
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    Bellifortis.

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    Wolgang Fleischer "Development of German air-doped weapons to 1945"
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    Quote Originally Posted by al'saad View Post
    Wolgang Fleischer "Development of German air-doped weapons to 1945"

    Thank you! But a have this book, and in this picture we can see the crater for m.V. and o.V. action, not for Vz action.

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    IMHO most probably there's no difference or very little difference between the crater created by m.V. and Vz bomb. When hitting the ground, m.V.-fuzed bomb after 0.08 s already stopped or slowed to near zero velocity. So Vz-fuzed bomb do not penetrate deeper into the ground, or very little more deep than m.V.-fuzed one. So I think the crater parameters in both cases would be the same or very similar.

 

 

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