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"Detonating Reactive Armor: Minimum Caliber?" Topic


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emckinney07 Feb 2019 8:23 a.m. PST

Any idea how large a projectile needs to be to detonate reactive armor? Is small-caliber DS at least as effective as full-caliber AP?

Personal logo Endless Grubs Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 11:23 a.m. PST

Detonation is based on "shock" (mass, momentum, energy) I would not expect anything less than a 20-40mm DU round to trigger Kontact ERA. That said, most HEAT rounds such as RPG-7 @ 40mm would.

Lion in the Stars07 Feb 2019 11:53 a.m. PST

I understand that .50 Raufoss (semi-armor-piercing explosive-incendiary) will do it, too.

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