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    I just read an article about the 16,000 Americans who died after being imprisoned by the British during the war. Most were captured soldiers, and over 11,000 died on one prison ship (nicknamed "Hell") anchored in NY Harbor. A monument was established in NYC in 1908 to them. I did not know about this until today.

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    I'm in Canada and I won't picture what I burnt on July 2nd ~ Lets just say I recreated Hell in a Wheel barrow with some road flares ~
    Making America great again will be the work of a generation after this clown, unfortunately the trust is gone along with the respect.

    (Not the tragic one mentioned above)

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    Politics, politics, politics. Such a problematic topic with at least two points of view for every issue. One could argue that a clown was the only reasonable answer to years of feel good socialism. Another possible option is that the clown is a refreshing breath of fresh air: he says what he means and does what he says. You could argue that the clown is giving the middle finger to the entire world; I think that is funny as hell and about time. I respect the UK enormously for doing the same thing to the EU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Przezdzieblo View Post
    Early shaped charge warheads did not function properly quite often. Donald R. Kennedy ("History of the shape charge effect") recalls:

    In 1951, this writer was invited to observe infantrytraining at Camp Roberts, California, where it was obvious that the 2.36-inch Bazookaswere, for the most part, failing to detonate high order and form a jet as designed. Instead,most of the rounds were apparently functioned low order from crush-up on the target, asevidenced by the presence of many undeformed conical liners laying about on the test field.Further, the damage to the armor targets usually resembled that produced by a HEP or squashhead mechanism. Even the Army instructors seemed to be unaware that their Bazookaswere malfunctioning. They described the Bazooka's terminal effect as "discharging abaseball sized chunk of metal from the far side of the armor." There was no mention of apenetration hole.

    Note that Bazooka projectile was more advanced than PIAT, f.e. it got cone with more acute angle and stronger explosives. There were also some major quality issues with PIAT bombs production, f.e. cone was not attached strongly enough and it moved inside head during transport, there were voids in explosive filler etc. Hence many remains of early HEAT hits could look just like pieces from the first post of this topic.
    Given how the Bazooka failed to stop T-34-85s with less armor than the M6A5 was rated for, I'd call that old/poorly stored ammo and a failure to actually explain the mechanics of armor penetration to the instuctors

 

 
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