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    By the way - anyone with flechettes, I'm always looking for new ones to buy or trade.... Despite my time in Europe I've only got one of the WWI style. Drop me an e-mail if you got any for sale -
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    Jeff,

    Photo number 4, what round is that layer of flechettes from that has the ratchet drive plate?
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    I pulled it out of a 105mm, no ID or model number stamped on it. I think I may still have the round.
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    Here a picture of a 12 gauge flechette round as used in military style shotguns.
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    Looking for / Suche noch:
    -8,8cm Pzgr.40.
    -8,8cm D (drahtsperre)

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    Beautiful collection! Wish I had more than just a few flechettes from old 2.75" rockets in my collection. I've been looking for flechettes from the Passive Attack Weapon for a while (even in the country they were used in!)- no luck. Any ideas?
    It seems that more ammo is being made in the "subprojectile carrier" class now- the Russians have pre-set timed burst charges in land-attack cannons for aircraft, and America is finalizing a 25 to 30mm projectile for AFV and APC type of weapons systems (including a programmable time-to-burst. But, rather than use flechettes, everyone uses cylinders or spheres of tungsten. I've even run across an 8" base-ejecting artillery shell filled with something like 3000 tungsten BBs.
    There is, also, the (now squashed) idea of the non-nuclear strategic missile- an ICBM with tungsten bars of various sizes that are scattered at a certain height after re-entry, with the kinetic energy to take out a city block.
    Kind of makes you think twice before uttering bold statements like: "then we shall fight in the shade". don't you think?

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    Interesting take. Talking about it with a colleague across our desks, he found this link:
    http://pjm.math.berkeley.edu/jomms/2...-n10-p06-p.pdf
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    Let us not forget the "rods from God" idea!
    A twenty fool long, one foot wide tungsten "telephone pole" with a satellite guidance system that drops the "rod" from orbit onto it's target at about 9 km/ sec.

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    I would hate to think what the Rod from God would weigh, being Tungsten 20 ft long by 1 foot in diameter. Would cost a fortune to put it in orbit at $5,000.00 per pound.
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    8,565.00 Kgs (18,884 lbs)

    $94.4 Million Dollars

    (and don't forget the cost of the Tungsten, which doesn't come cheap either)

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    Very interesting, Thanks for showing us this.

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