By Tom Clancy
A penetrating glance inside of an armored cavalry regiment -- the expertise, the options, and the folk . . . profiled by means of Tom Clancy.His first non-fiction publication, Submarine, captured the truth of existence aboard a nuclear warship. Now, the number 1 bestselling writer of transparent and current risk and with no regret portrays modern day army as purely military body of workers can realize it. With an analogous compelling, you-are-there immediacy of his acclaimed fiction, Tom Clancy presents specific descriptions of tanks, helicopters, artillery, and extra -- the excellent know-how in the back of the U. S. military. He captures army existence -- from the drama of strive against to the day-by-day regimen -- with overall accuracy, and divulges the jobs and missions that have lately exclusive our struggling 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 picture, illustrations and diagramsPLUS: From West element cadet to abandon typhoon commander . . . an interview with a strive against cavalry officer at the upward push.
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If an ATGM has just enough energy to penetrate the armor, the tank will still be able to fight. Thus, there has to be some residual energy left to blow fragments and spalls (chunks literally peeled off the armor) into the interior in order to kill the tank or the crew. Reactive Armor—The newest fashion in armor technology is explosive reactive armor (ERA). -made M60 and M48 Patton tanks, during the 1982 Lebanon invasion. During that operation, the Israeli Army lost several tanks fitted with ERA; and it is rumored that the Arabs gave samples to the Soviets.
Anti-Tank Weapons—The Dragon Killers Over the last three-quarters of a century, a variety of different weapons has evolved to destroy the armored monsters that roam the battlefield. The first anti-tank weapons were large-caliber rifles (similar to those used for hunting elephants and rhinos) firing heavy slugs. These crude weapons were soon replaced by more effective methods of penetrating armor. 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.
So why bother with DU at all? Well, first of all, DU penetrators perform a bit better than tungsten, and you never know when that little bit of extra performance will save your tank (and maybe your behind). Second, as a DU long-rod penetrates armor, the nose flakes into small particles. These particles become incandescent from the friction generated. When these particles are finally blasted into the tank’s interior, they ignite and burn violently, generating heat and pressure that is deadly to the crew and the tank (with its stored fuel and ammunition).
Armored Cav (Tom Clancy's Military Reference) by Tom Clancy