SLAP Rounds in antimaterial rifles....




 
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October 2nd, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 

Topic: SLAP Rounds in antimaterial rifles....


Anyone know if any service has started to use the SLAP .50 cal round in a antimaterial sniper rifle? I know it is being used in the ma duece.


Better yet, How many here even know what a SLAP round is?
January 19th, 2005  
EOD
 
Saboted Light Armor Penetrator

I think a couple of countries have them in use.
January 21st, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
The M1A1 uses a the SLAP-T round, Saboted Light Armor Piercing-Tracer.

Do you know what the SAPHEI round is or HEI-T/SD round?
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January 21st, 2005  
EOD
 
What the M1A1 is using is the 120mm APFSDS-T which is way different.

SAPHEI is a semi armor piercing high explosive incendiary, actually a base fuzed kinetic energy semai armor piercing high explosive shell.
Things like that will be used against semi hardened targets like APCs and Helicopters.

HEI-T/SD is a high explosive incendiary tracer with self distruct hwta is a primary round for combating aerial targets.

Both are typical projectiles for 20-57mm automatic guns.
In the old days there was a bit more to the SAPHE(I) since projectiles like that were used by heavy naval artillery (5 inch up).
January 21st, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
Yes the M1A1 and M1A2 SEP use APFSDS-T, HEAT-T, TPCSDS-T, MPAT, STAFF, KE-T,TP-T, and did use HESH for a while. Ask my dad he's right here.
January 24th, 2005  
EOD
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cadet Airman Adam Seaman
Yes the M1A1 and M1A2 SEP use APFSDS-T, HEAT-T, TPCSDS-T, MPAT, STAFF, KE-T,TP-T, and did use HESH for a while. Ask my dad he's right here.
HESH ? Did somebody mix the ammo with the ammo of the M1 with the older 105mm gun?
January 24th, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
No the IPM1 fired High Explosive Squashing Head for about a year, the M1A1/A2 fires the HEAT.
January 25th, 2005  
EOD
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cadet Airman Adam Seaman
No the IPM1 fired High Explosive Squashing Head for about a year, the M1A1/A2 fires the HEAT.

"IPM1" do you mean M1 now?
January 25th, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by EOD
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cadet Airman Adam Seaman
No the IPM1 fired High Explosive Squashing Head for about a year, the M1A1/A2 fires the HEAT.

"IPM1" do you mean M1 now?
The M1 was an upaged of the IPM1 The M1 has a 120mm smoothbore.

XM1- 105mm Rifled
IPM1-105mm Rifled
M1-120mm Smoothbore
M1A1-120 Smoothbore
M1A2-120 Smoothbore
M1A2 SEP-120 Smoothbore
January 27th, 2005  
EOD
 
As I understand from all sources I've found so far the M1 had a 105mm M68A1 gun (basing on the British L7). I have even seen images of it being loaded with this ammo.

All the people can't be wrong...


http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...d/m1-intro.htm

http://www.wideopenwest.com/~brobere/m1ipspecs.htm

http://www.clubi.ie/exalted/m1abrams.htm

etc. etc. etc.