hollow charge


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hollow charge

A shaped charge producing a deep cylindrical hole of relatively small diameter in the direction of its axis of rotation.
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"Today [Monday], Russian Su-34 fighter-bombers have made their first sortie equipped not only with high explosive aviation bombs and hollow charge bombs, but also with short- and medium-range air-to-air missiles," said Igor Klimov, aAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA spokesman for the Russian Air Force,AaAaAeAeAaAeAeA a to (https://www.rt.com/news/323992-russia-syria-air-missile/) RT.com .
What is more certain, however, is that the detonation of a hollow charge against an armour plate will definitely generate a consistent dispersion of debris outside the vehicle as well, especially when ceramic armour is involved.
Once Student confirmed that it was possible to land gliders on such a small landing zone, Hitler revealed the other component that would ensure the downfall of the Belgian fort, a new development in explosives called the Hohlladung or hollow charge. The hollow charge is a specialized military explosive where the charge has been hollowed out in a conical shape and lined with sheet metal.
And more is to come, like cutting up a 61-centimetre diameter hole in a concrete wall by using a ring-shaped hollow charge.
For example, Ruag has managed to develop an asymmetrical hollow charge that allows the impact of the downwards-fired dart to remain over the same single spot on the attacked armour in spite of the forward movement of the horizontally moving warhead.
To make a hole in a thick piece of concrete with a hollow charge is one thing, but to entirely disable what might be on the other side is another.