Insensitive ammo for Arty?

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by Mr Happy, Jun 6, 2005.

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  1. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    So! What's the damn deal with insensitive munitions? Do they work on Sunday's and after 11pm at night where as the sensitive stuff needs a bit of a chat and buck up before it'll go bang?
     
  2. ...and they still go bang when the people on the receiving end have a bit of a headache and don't feel like being shelled. :D
     
  3. 307

    307 War Hero

    Insensitive munitions are just safer to transport and handle I believe, less chance of them going bang by mistake. Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  4. You're quite right. They are designed to have the same target effect when correctly initiated, but are less suseptable to accidental initation from unintended stimuli such as being dropped, involved in a fire, being hit by a fragment or bullet etc.
    :?

    Hope this answers the question - unfortunately nothing to do with them needing a cuddle every now and again, or shells that say the wrong things at funerals! :D