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Gunship ammo

#1
I was just shown one of the gunship night attack videos on YouTube,

Fighter Copters gone wild, (IRAQ) - YouTube

Now they are obviously firing some sort of cannon, but what I do not get is the way the rounds strike the target, then start exploding a second or two later. (It nearly seems as if someone is shooting back, weird.)

Can anyone explain that please.

Cheers
Gadge
 
#2
They are firing High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) rounds. They detonate on impact dishing out blast and frag.

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#4
They are firing High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) rounds. They detonate on impact dishing out blast and frag.

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They seem to have a delay as you see the rounds go in and impact, but the detonations go on for a few seconds afterwards.
There is no delay in the flash to bang at the observation/camera point as they are pretty close.
When an A10 fires, the impact and flash are at the same time.
It's the delay I do not understand.

Cheers
Gadge
 
#5
They are firing High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) rounds. They detonate on impact dishing out blast and frag.

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They seem to have a delay as you see the rounds go in and impact, but the detonations go on for a few seconds afterwards.
There is no delay in the flash to bang at the observation/camera point as they are pretty close.
When an A10 fires, the impact and flash are at the same time.
It's the delay I do not understand.

Cheers
Gadge
 
#6
Two different weapons firing on the same target rather than a munition type, I think. The long ripping sound is minigun and the following staccato one is 30mm HE.
 
#8
I think what you are seeing is the tracer breaking up on impact..

The A/C is firing a set sequence of Minigun-cannon-Crv7 rocket. The big flash after the CRV7 impact is, I think, the rocket motor breaking up..

Remeberyou are watching this through image intensification, so you may be seeing a lot of hot stuff thrown out that you would not normally see..
 
#9
I didn't actually watch the video. I assumed it was an AH. The AH fires HEDP, not sure about the DAPs though. The 160th are pretty swept up bunch. They dont **** about.

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#10
They seem to have a delay as you see the rounds go in and impact, but the detonations go on for a few seconds afterwards.
There is no delay in the flash to bang at the observation/camera point as they are pretty close.
When an A10 fires, the impact and flash are at the same time.
It's the delay I do not understand.

Cheers
Gadge
Can' seem to get the video to work, but it could well be that the reason the rounds seem to disappear for a moment before exploding is because of tracer burn out - the shells/rounds that are visible will be tracer. I'll admit that I'm no expert on cannon though, so I could well be wrong!
 
#12
Can' seem to get the video to work, but it could well be that the reason the rounds seem to disappear for a moment before exploding is because of tracer burn out - the shells/rounds that are visible will be tracer. I'll admit that I'm no expert on cannon though, so I could well be wrong!
It seems as if you have something like a GPMG firing from the helicopter, ie 600 rpm, but the subsequent explosions seem to be at the firing rate of an M2 50 cal. (400 rpm ish).

I maybe confusing this, but that is what it sounds like.

Cheers
Gadge
 

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