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Posted: 9/6/2005 11:15:15 PM EDT
Burning bullets
September 2005
NewScientist.com news service
Barry Fox
www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7955
A bunker-busting shell that gets so hot on impact that it burns its way through concrete and steel is being developed by the US Navy's Warfare Center in Virginia.

The shell contains a mixture of aluminium polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and perchlorate oxydiser, moulded together into an aerodynamic shape. To prevent the mixture from disintegrating as it travels through air at high velocity the shell is wrapped in a soft Teflon tape, which is wound tight under high tension, heated and topped with epoxy glue to prevent unravelling.

Its high-velocity impact acts as a catalyst, forcing the two chemicals together in a red hot reaction. The projectile gets so hot so fast that it should instantly burn its way through armour plating or other defences.

And the burning shell would avoid the environmental pitfalls of radioactive depleted uranium - currently the most common material used in armour-piercing shells.

Read the burning bullets patent here.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:26:13 PM EDT
Hmm, that's nice ....but how does it compare to Extreme Shock ammo

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Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:30:25 PM EDT
Sounds good, when can I buy some?


Seriously though, just one more reason it is a very bad idea to be an enemy of the USA.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:38:10 PM EDT
I want one in the 40watt range
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:47:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoVol98:
Hmm, that's nice ....but how does it compare to Extreme Shock ammo



Yuk Yuk Yuk
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:27:45 AM EDT
Hehe, alright! We're going to be cooking our enemies to death! Yes, the Great Satan USA takes another step ahead of its lesser neighbors.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:37:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 4:40:04 AM EDT by VoodooChile]
You gotta figure the scientists and engineers that come up with this stuff really enjoy their work..Finding neat new ways to blow shit up
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 4:42:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VoodooChile:
You gotta figure the scientists and engineers that come up with this stuff really enjoy their work.. Finding neat new ways to blow shit up




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Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:04:54 AM EDT
These sound more lethal than a 12 Ga. coach gun!
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:13:56 AM EDT
Can I get some in .308?

Some of those deer hides are pretty tough.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:23:00 AM EDT
This will put those Black Talons to shame.
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