By Tom Clancy
A penetrating glance inside of an armored cavalry regiment -- the know-how, the options, and the folk . . . profiled through Tom Clancy.His first non-fiction ebook, Submarine, captured the truth of existence aboard a nuclear warship. Now, the number one bestselling writer of transparent and current hazard and with out regret portrays state-of-the-art army as simply military body of workers can comprehend it. With a similar compelling, you-are-there immediacy of his acclaimed fiction, Tom Clancy presents particular descriptions of tanks, helicopters, artillery, and extra -- the magnificent know-how at the back of the U. S. military. He captures army lifestyles -- from the drama of wrestle to the day-by-day regimen -- with overall accuracy, and divulges the jobs and missions that have lately distinct our scuffling with forces. Armored Cav includes:Descriptions of the M1A2 major conflict Tank, the AH-64A Apache assault Helicopter, and moreAn interview with basic Frederick FranksStrategies at the back of the wilderness typhoon accountExclusive photo, illustrations and diagramsPLUS: From West aspect cadet to abandon typhoon commander . . . an interview with a strive against cavalry officer at the upward push.
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However, ceramics possess another property that has an effect on kinetic-energy rounds. This property is hardness: the ability of a material to resist scratching or penetration. The higher the hardness value, the greater the kinetic energy required to penetrate the material. Now, as far as kinetic-energy protection is concerned, RHA is pretty soft stuff (relatively speaking), and can easily be pushed aside by a high-velocity long-rod penetrator. Though steel can be hardened by special treatments (such as nitriding or carburizing), you can’t make an entire hull out of very hard steel.
Historically, the most dangerous enemy of a tank is another tank. The projectiles thrown by tank main guns have become the most lethal anti-tank weapon. To understand why, let’s look at a few of these dragon killers. A cutaway of 120mm M829 kinetic-energy penetrating round of the type used on the M1 Abrams main battle tank. A special version of this round, the MY29A2, became known as the “Silver Bullet” during the 1991 Persian Gulf War. , BY LAURA ALPHER The 120mm M830 HEAT round used by the M1 Abrams main battle tank.
During the mid-1970s, military experts debated whether or not ATGMs had rendered the main battle tank obsolete. S. Army chose to look upon the data of the ‘73 war as more than an epitaph for the tank. A closer look at the operational data from the war showed Western tank designers that existing armor types, usually a thin “face-hardened” surface layer on a thick plate of RHA, did not provide sufficient protection against the current generation of HEAT warheads, let alone the next generation due to appear in the early 1980s.
Armored Cav (Tom Clancy's Military Reference) by Tom Clancy