HE Explosion

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HE Explosion

Post by A-Bomb » 25 Oct 2002 03:21

What exactly does an HE round look like when it explodes? Lets say...a 105mm HE. Does it just thorw earth everywhere? Or is it like a "firey" explosion?

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Post by Christoph Awender » 25 Oct 2002 04:25

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Post by Mark V » 25 Oct 2002 08:32

Hi.

Not an arty shell, but a Japanese bomb exploding on the flight-deck of carrier Enterprise:

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Post by A-Bomb » 25 Oct 2002 18:46

so theres no fire or anything?

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Post by Mark V » 25 Oct 2002 22:13

Most people have wrong impression about chemical explosions, and war movies don't help a bit - gasoline spiced explosions on them look good but have nothing to do with reality.

Average WW2 arty shell was filled with TNT, which developes a black cloud of smoke when exploding. Far too unimpressive for film-makers.
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