healthycoffee wrote:ok, this is part of the deal, a large shell hit like that shown the turret did one or two things. first, the people inside where blown apart to such an degree of fragments and or they was completly vaporized and sucked out by the vacume and fire that gutted the inside. this is what happens to a body when inside an armoured shell and the explosion is contianed to some degree. if one would realize that the llittle rust spots are not splinter hits but paint that has started to blister becouse of the heat of the fire that raged inside of the gutted turret. a ship will burn like crazy and the fire will spread fast in compartments. high explosions inside compartment destrorys bodies to bits and pieces almost like a soup. i know this for i have seen it with my own eyes. u.s.s. ranger had such a fire and inside compartments and ammo went off . beileve me. the size of the guns and the strength of the compartments on bismarck. one direct hit that punched through and exploded inside left nothing but fire and super red hot steel. look into u.s. navy accidents mostly aircraft carriers. enterprise, midway, ranger, sarratoga, kittyhawk, independence, and others. and look into how a tank round works and what it does to the interior of a tank. it will wake you up.
lwd wrote:Actually DU doesn't always cause a fire. HEAT at least in some capibers is apparently more likely to. From what I've read some M1 units switched over from SABOT to HEAT as their primary AT round in ODS because of that. While they had a slightly higher PK with SABOT the HEAT rounds had a signficantly better chance of causeing a Catastrophic kill (ie fires or secondaries) so they didn't have to fire insurance round(s) into the tanks. I've also read the accounts of the M1 that was knocked out in Baghdad. Asside from hearing damage only one creman was injured and he recieved bruising as the slug struck the back of his body armor a grazing blow.
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