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"Doug Conn" <dwconn404-at-comcast.net>
RE: AC004 Designation [TANKS] - Rating question
Sun, 23 Jul 2006 13:19:25 -0400
The site I referenced earlier claimed that the supplemental armor would stop
a .30 caliber round, but not a .50 caliber one.
From: tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com [mailto:tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com] On
Behalf Of Joe Sommer
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: AC004 Designation [TANKS] - Rating question
Doug and Frank,
At 06:03 PM 7/22/2006 -0400, you wrote:
>>I've been thinking about dropping a Staghound T-17E3
>>the chassis instead of the HMMWV.
A Staghound body will not fit on HMMWV chassis.
129 inch wheelbase
103 inch tread width
50 inch DIA tires
131 inch wheelbase
72 inch tread width
33 inch DIA tires
50 inch tires versus 33 inch tires will require about
1.5 time as much torque from your motors.
>BTW: Do you know the "armor" rating for the M1045A2. I could only find a
>reference to "44 Grain" and I'm not sure what that means.
Supplemental armor kits for HMMWVs will generally stop 5.56 mm
and 7.62 mm rounds, but may not stop 7.62 mm armor piercing (AP)
or 0.50 caliber rounds.
This is about NIJ Type III.
It is roughly equivalent to 6-10 mm modern steel armor or 10-12 mm of
WWII steel armor.
Joe Sommer, Anvilus Machine Works
2378 Nantucket Circle, State College, PA 16803