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ShKAS API vs AR500

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AR500 is a very strong steel often used as steel targets to stop standard ball rounds. It was impressive seeing the SkKAS so easily blast through it!  Hoping to see some 8mm API in the future against AR500 steel.

 

 

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The Russians made the best API projectiles. USA copied the Russian ammo when they made their own .50cal API, so popular in ww2.

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48 minutes ago, Jaws2002 said:

The Russians made the best API projectiles. USA copied the Russian ammo when they made their own .50cal API, so popular in ww2.

 

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23 minutes ago, II/JG17_HerrMurf said:

 

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http://www.quarryhs.co.uk/CannonMGs.htm

 

 

 

"The foregoing compares only the guns' efficiency; it takes no account of ammunition, the area in which the HMG loses most ground. The 20 mm cannon shells were not only two to three times heavier than HMG bullets, but their HEI contents greatly increased their effectiveness. Although HE ammunition was available for most HMGs, their small bullets severely limited the quantity of chemicals carried, so the Americans decided not to use them. Initially, the M2 used a mix of incendiary and AP bullets, with some tracers, but in 1944 the M8 API began to take over. Rather curiously, this was based on the Soviet B.32 API used in the Berezin."

 

 

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Not only was the ammo better. Well after the war it dawned that the guns and cannons probably was a great deal better. 

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