Exploding AS90

#1
Anyone heard anything about an AS90 which is said to have exploded recently (not sure when) at Eskmels? The story I heard was that the turret stocks cooked off. I don't think there were any casualties, but apparently it was quite spectacular.
 
#2
I'd heard it was a cook off as well.....supposedly large numbers of rounds fired then they left a round in the breech for '20 minutes'. no Casualties AFAIK.

S_R

p.s. please note the quotes the office thought is that the round was probably there an hour at least.
 
#3
That would accord with the story I have heard of the barrel splitting into three parts.

Glad it seems that no-one was hurt. I have to admit the video would be something to see!
 
#4
Recognising that this was a trial and there may have been something "funny" about the round/barrel combination, why would the barrel explode? Was it because the round was "live HE" and it was that which cooked off rather than the propellant?

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