17 pounder shell (almost) penetrating test plate armour

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the shell is in a decent condition. Shouldnt the HE filler blow up when penetrating the armor? And do you know if it is sabot or normal APCR round? And the distant maybe?:P

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Re: 17 pounder shell (almost) penetrating a Tiger tanks Armo

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It's can't be a Sabot round, as they are just needle's.

The only British rounds with the HE filling were ABCBC-HE, and that is missing the Ballistic cap, and the Armour piecing cap, no sign of there ever being one, so it's assume it's a solid shot.

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I meant APCBC, not APCR. sorry for my mistake. Standard 17 pounder round was APCBC. The Sabot was more powerfull but with very bad accuracy.

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Re: 17 pounder shell (almost) penetrating a Tiger tanks Armo

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Apparently is this is a test armour plate, so not a tiger armour piece.

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OOPS! My bad, that must have come to light later on, have replaced the title!

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17pdr APC ammo (N°5 on the picture)

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76mm HVAP (1), HE (2), APC (3). 17pr SVDS (4), APC (5), HE (6), APCBC (7), 90mm HVAP (8), HE (9), APC (10).
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what is SVDS?

and number 5 is normal APC? The main used rounds for 17 pounders are actually APCBC (standard round) and SABOT.

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SVDS ( super velocity discarding sabot) was the old name of the current APDS (sabot) and yes the N0 5 is the 17pdr APC actually showed on the op picture, the APCBC shell is the N0 7 on my pic.
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