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Barget

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#111 14 years ago
Mazzeverytime I hear spalling I think of the Jagdtiger story Anlushac ;).

Was that the one about the jelly? Man that was nasty. :o




McGibs

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#112 14 years ago

someone enlighten me.




emonkies

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#113 14 years ago

In a book I had there was a story about a a German tank destroyer, It was supposed to have been a Jagdtiger or a Elefant, that was part of a German counterattack in Italy. The Allied troops caled in for fire support and a Cruiser fired a broadside and one shell hit the heavy vehicle in the front armor.

The tank destrpyer was immobile but didnt look to be damaged. Allied engineers recovered the vehicle and cut teh hatch open. The crusiers shell had not penetrated the armor but a huge slab of armor had spalled off the inside and shattered and bounced around the inside.

There was nothing left of the crew but a pinkish red chunky jelly and strawberry banana pudding looking stuff smeared over the inside of the tank.

Im not aware of there being many if any Jagdtigers in Italy so I believe the story is true but the type of vehicle might be incorrect




Barget

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#114 14 years ago

Ah yes, that was it! Allow me to go get the toast guys, brb!




striderx2048

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#115 14 years ago

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Anlushac11Alot of people equate poor quality with poorly built. The Russians tanks were built to work and no time was wasted on cosmetics or making it look good, it only had to be functional. People have commented about how poor the quality of the casting surface was and how poor construction was on the KV-1 and T-34 shipped to the US in WW2 by Soviets for evaluation. But even after sitting for years outside in the weather at Aberdeen Maryland the restorers were shocked when they were able to climb in and crank the turrets around with no problems. Pretty wasnt important, quantity was. Thats called spalling and was perfectly normal for all tank armor to do. Any round that hit carried the shockwave of the energy and often knocked pieces of metal from the inside of the armor surface. It was not uncommon for one tank to hit another tank and fail to penetrate but other tank would go quiet and upon incvestigation spallng had killed the crew as effectively as if the round had penetrated. Their is a story of a German heavy (in the story I read it was a Jagdtiger) that took a direct hit from a Cruisers 8" gun on hte front armor and was not penetrated but the tank went silent. Upon prying the hatch open and looking inside the front inside face had spalled off and turned the crew to pink and red jelly with crunchy bits on the floor. The only one that did not have alot of problems with this was the Tiger I and was due primarily to the outrageously expensive aand super high quality armor.



S1l3ntSt4lk3r

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#116 14 years ago

what was the density and volume of elefant armor?




emonkies

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#117 14 years ago

Thickest armor was on the front of the fighting compartment which was 200mm.




Krazy Kommando

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#118 14 years ago

wow, i dont know if that story is cool or disgusting!




Mp5-Killa

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#119 14 years ago

*barfs*




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#120 14 years ago

The Models an the skins are cool...but I dont like Shermans...I think they are ugly(The tanks,not the Models).