what happen when a 155 H.e hit m1a2 front armor? - Page 4

January 24th, 2009  
Originally Posted by Sven Ortmann
Russian 122mm D-30 proved the concept of using HEAT in artillery in 1973 with some kills. That's a 360 traverse gun with at least a small shield, though.
I've served in artillery unit using Soviet 2S1 self-propelled howitzer. It uses modernized version of D-30 gun.
It's HEAT projectile was always considered in Polish Army as a sort of a "last chance" weapon in case of unexpected meeting with enemy armoured vehicles.
However the best tactics in such a case was clear - run and pray

So, in practice it was never considered as a "regular" anti-tank weapon, but as a "just in case". I guess that with towed version it was similar.
January 25th, 2009  
What would happen if 155mm takes direct hit at MBT's front armour... You get a very fu**ed up MBT.

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