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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Oct 2017 2:42 p.m. PST

The Pennsylvania State Police bomb squad was called after an armor-piercing tank round was found by a jogger…


Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Oct 2017 2:49 p.m. PST

someone put that back together.

14Bore23 Oct 2017 2:58 p.m. PST

Has to be a dummy round

SouthernPhantom23 Oct 2017 4:03 p.m. PST

Looks to be expended. I know the Pennsylvania ARNG has or had MBTs recently.

Fingerspitzengefuhl23 Oct 2017 8:27 p.m. PST

There's a Jubilee clip holding the sabot onto the penetrator, so I'd suggest it's a training aide.

nickinsomerset23 Oct 2017 11:02 p.m. PST

Looks like a training aide, looks like it has been dropped on it's end as the nose is bent!

Tally Ho!

Major Mike24 Oct 2017 4:56 a.m. PST

I would hope it is from a training round, but, the wind screen (the tip to you non-tankers) being slightly bent makes me lean towards an unfired service round. I don't think the training round would bend like that, but I have seen service rounds look like that when the loader is sloppy in storing or removing a round from the honeycomb. If it is from a service round, it could have a depleted uranium perpetrator. Bent tips usually required us to get out the radiological monitoring equipment, but, don't worry, there is no hazard to being around the round.

14Bore24 Oct 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

Don't know what happened to it but when I was a kid my dad had a wooden dummy round for a naval gun, maybe 8 inch or so, my guess is it was around 2 feet high.

Garand25 Oct 2017 8:33 a.m. PST

Is that an actual photo of the round that was found? It looks like it still has its sabot on?


Lion in the Stars25 Oct 2017 6:50 p.m. PST

I think someone reassembled an expended sabot round, pretty sure the hose clamp around the middle isn't stock!

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