Zhu’a new bullet to penetrate U.S. military equipment, glass walls and other obstructions
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According to the U.S. “military Times’ website on May 24, 2009, officers and men for a long time to solve the problems of power shortage of light weapons, the U.S. Navy Marine team started in Afghanistan to launch a reinforced 5.56 mm rifle, at present, tens of thousands of new hair is stepping up its ammunition destined for the front.
bullets scientific name of this new “Special Operations Technology and ammunition” (SOST), its most important feature is the use of open-tip design, the design of munitions used in attacks are common, known as “obstacles invalid . ” Simply put, this type of ammunition, in through glass, walls and other obstacles, higher accuracy and lethality.
U.S. military official added that the original intention of the development of this bullet is to improve the Marine Corps to use M4 carbines lethal, rifle’s barrel is shorter, to stop using force when compared with normal ammunition small. This so-called blocking force, is the warhead hit the target, make it the loss of activity effectiveness. To prevent the stronger, the target after the shot the longer paralyzed. Currently, the U.S. military all 5.56mm firearms, only one can not use the “Special Operations Technology ammunition”, that is, classes with M249 machine guns. However, the new bullets are not completely compatible with the M249, but the moment has not yet produced a special model.
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Battalion, 6th regiment and the 3rd Battalion, was the first attack the Taliban in Helmand province in southern town – Maer Jia troops, two battalions is the first approved the allotment, “Special Operations Technology ammunition” units. 3rd Battalion Warrant Officer Smith said that each camp are given a 7.5 million rounds of new ammunition, but have not had time to large-scale use in combat, other U.S. military units will soon receive Zhu’a new ammunition.
1 Warrant Officer Camp Harris is a good shooter, he made a new bullet preliminary study found that “Special Operations Technology Ammunition” hit the target, resulting in more severe trauma does, but specific performance remains to be seen. Taliban tactics led to the U.S. to collect the information is limited, because they do not usually dropped the body or wounded.
However, these tests show, “Special Operations Technology ammunition” than those of the ordinary power of a 5.56 mm bullet, there are three facts to support: First, the missile can make obstacles invalid, that in the breakdown of glass, doors or other objects, the destruction it can more effectively target. Second, the “Special Operations Technology ammunition” to prevent a stronger force, hit the target after the break quickly, thus reducing the enemy hors de combat time. Third, the warhead powerful enough to crush bone. Hunter’s thinking designers to design this ammunition, the weight of each piece of 62 grain bullet (equivalent to about 64.8 mg per grain), and with a lead core, this design is seen as the shotgun used to shoot big game bomb variant.