Will depleted uranium bullets be ever used. - Page 5




View Poll Results :Would deplete uranium bullets be effective?
yes, its what we need 7 28.00%
no, no its overkill 18 72.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

 
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July 6th, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
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Originally Posted by greenarmy1980
DU in other countries is what I am more concerned with. Our standard for our munitions are one thing, but other countries generally do not go by US standards for acceptable levels of radiation.
Roger that.
August 10th, 2005  
specialasiankid
 
urnaium shells r probably worse for the people who use them, than the people who get hit by them. it would b extra money and the shells we use now r just as effective, whichout radioactive poison
September 5th, 2005  
masterblaster
 

Topic: du rounds


the 30 mm round used in the GAU 8 gun in the A-10 uses DU. the 120 Mm long rod penetrater on the M-1A1 tank is du. the CIWS used by the navy uses DU. It is cheap and useless for anything else. It is more effective as a anti tnk penetrater than Wolfram. If the greens dissapeared, everyone would use it.
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September 6th, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 

Topic: Re: du rounds


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Originally Posted by masterblaster
the 30 mm round used in the GAU 8 gun in the A-10 uses DU. the 120 Mm long rod penetrater on the M-1A1 tank is du. the CIWS used by the navy uses DU. It is cheap and useless for anything else. It is more effective as a anti tnk penetrater than Wolfram. If the greens dissapeared, everyone would use it.
Not only do the M1 and A-10 use DU, the M2's 25mm fires DU. And the M1A1HC has DU mesh armor on its hull and turret.
September 8th, 2005  
LeEnfield
 
 
Now if you get hit by an ordinary bullet you will know all about if you are lucky and it is unlikely that you will be paying much more attention to the action going on around you. So why make a $10.00 bullet to do this when a 10 cent bullet will much the same thing. Now the odd Soldier to have few of these bullets which would be armour piercing is one thing but just blasting away with sort of ammunition is not only over kill but a waste as well.
September 9th, 2005  
Obvious
 
 
Hence the name: depleted uranium, the bullet is not radioactive and does not danger the user's health. It would only be radioactive if it was made out of nuclear waste: or what we would call a dirty bullet. If it actually was harmful, then we would have known the risks and never would have used it in the first place.
September 9th, 2005  
LeEnfield
 
 
The people that design these things never use them in action, don't spend weeks with them in their pockets. It is like cigarettes some people are affected by them and others aren't.
September 9th, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
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Originally Posted by LeEnfield
The people that design these things never use them in action, don't spend weeks with them in their pockets. It is like cigarettes some people are affected by them and others aren't.
Your wrong, alot of the designers spend large amounts of time with the DU, but you are correct about the analogy.
September 9th, 2005  
Spartacus
 
 
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Originally Posted by Cadet Seaman
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Originally Posted by LeEnfield
The people that design these things never use them in action, don't spend weeks with them in their pockets. It is like cigarettes some people are affected by them and others aren't.
Your wrong, alot of the designers spend large amounts of time with the DU, but you are correct about the analogy.
Yes, but on the field?
September 9th, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
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Originally Posted by Spartacus
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Originally Posted by Cadet Seaman
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Originally Posted by LeEnfield
The people that design these things never use them in action, don't spend weeks with them in their pockets. It is like cigarettes some people are affected by them and others aren't.
Your wrong, alot of the designers spend large amounts of time with the DU, but you are correct about the analogy.
Yes, but on the field?
No but in the office. They use different types of unranium and radioactive material.

Who's more at risk, the X-ray technician or the patient?